Playing By The Rules with Frank Guastella

December 8, 2016

Rules Bodies Finally Get It

June 20, 2016

Dustin Johnson Victorious Despite Rules Controversy

  After several near misses, Dustin Johnson finally closed the deal and won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club.  Added to the pressure of trying to win the US Open […]
May 15, 2016

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter?

  A current fad in golf is to mark one’s golf ball with a poker chip or a poker chip sized ball marker. This brought up an interesting question with regards to […]
April 5, 2016

What Is A Caddie’s Responsibility Under The Rules of Golf?

In this post we discuss what a caddie’s responsibility is under the rules of golf.  Rule 6, The Player, is one of the Rules that deals with a players responsibilities during a stipulated […]
December 16, 2015

Anchored Stroke

For those using the anchored putting stroke, it is getting to the end of the line for you to use this type of stroke. As you may remember, when golf’s ruling bodies, […]
October 2, 2015

Refusal To Look For Original Ball

While working a stroke play tournament this summer I was called over by a  player to make a ruling.  At a par – 4 hole, Player A hit his second shot into […]
March 10, 2015

Club Replacement & Normal Course Of Play

Club Replacement and Normal Course of Play During the second round of play of the 2015 WGC – Cadillac Championship a frustrated Rory McIlroy hurled a golf club into the water in […]
January 11, 2015

How To Take Relief From Immovable Obstructions

How To Take Relief From Immovable Obstructions In the Rules of Golf an obstruction is a movable obstruction if it can be moved without unreasonable effort, without unduly delaying play and without […]
December 13, 2014

The Use Of The Provisional Ball Rule

  The Use Of A Provisional Ball This is the next in the Playing By The Rules Video Series.  Mike and Frank discuss the proper way of using a provisional ball.   We […]
November 28, 2014

What Is Meant By Testing The Conditions of a Golf Hazard?

In this latest article Frank discusses the dos and don’t when pertaining to golf hazards.  Rule 13-4 Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions states: “Except as provided in the Rules, before making a stroke […]
November 1, 2014

Losing Golf Balls In Leaves

Losing a golf ball in the leaves can be frustrating and it is that time of the year when the leaves are falling and it can become difficult for you to find […]
September 12, 2014

Preventing Penalty Strokes

  The other day I was asked by a player in a tournament I was officiating at that if I observe a player about to breach a Rule, may I warn the […]
June 21, 2014

What Is The Teeing Ground?

Ahh, the teeing ground.  Where it all begins! Most players just tee the ball up between the markers and hit.  There is much more to the teeing ground.  In the next video […]
May 13, 2014

Dangerous Situation

We have all encountered what we consider dangerous situations on the golf course.   On the April 26 edition of the Ask The Pro Show, the question asked of me was what happens […]
April 19, 2014

Movable Obstruction

On the April 13, 2014 edition of the Mike Fay Golf Twitter Show #askthepro, the question posed to me was what happens when you hit your ball into a garbage can on […]
March 13, 2014

Rub of the Green

How many times have you been watching golf on television when you will hear one of the on air personalities describe a bad break to a player, such as a ball landing […]