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other little prize) around the hole, in a ladder format. Start at the closest piece. When the putt is made, the child collects the prize and moves to the next marker.

Rules to Know Before You Play A good score may be spoiled, or a match lost, due to a penalty incurred through ignorance or confusion concerning the Rules. Keep these in mind when you are out on the course.

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Ball falls off tee A lot of players aren’t sure what to do when this happens. Simple:You get to re-tee without penalty. (Exception:You’ve already whiffed on the first shot. If the ball then falls off, you have to play it as it lies.)

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Water hazards A water hazard is marked in yellow. If you aren’t going to attempt to play from the hazard -- and unless you have a clean shot, we advise you don’t -- you are facing a one-shot penalty. For a water hazard, a player has three options:

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Green Meadows:

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WHO WANTS TO HIT IT LONGER? We all have physical differences. Let’s help you find which ingredients for longer hitting are in your wheelhouse.

• Go to the designated drop area (not all hazards have this). • Identify where your ball last crossed the water hazard, then drop as far back as you want from that spot and the pin. • Play your next shot by dropping a ball nearest to the point where your last stroke was played.You can re-tee if it was your first shot. Playing the ball Play the ball as it lies. Don’t improve your lie, the area of your intended swing or your line of play by moving, bending or breaking anything fixed or growing except in fairly taking your stance or making your swing. Don’t press anything down or build a stance.

1. S ilky speed is produced by great wrist break. So always allow a full wrist break on your backswing and through swing.

Rake in bunker This is another area that causes confusion, but if your ball comes to rest against a rake, you are allowed to move the tool, as the USGA defines it as a “movable obstruction.”

2. S table power is a product of the range of motion in your shoulders and hips.

Lost ball time You have five minutes to search for a ball. The clock begins when you start looking, not after you’ve hit your shot. After five minutes, the ball is considered lost. ON THE

3. B  alance and sound foot work allows you to use the ground to coil against and push off.

May/June 2018

Putting Green You may repair ball marks and old hole plugs on the line of your putt but not any other damage, including spike marks.You may mark, lift and clean your ball on the putting green. Always replace it on the exact spot.

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Chicago area waterparks and pools, fairs and festivals, summer kids camps, party planning, fitness race guide, golf guide, dining guide