A mighty tree needs mighty roots that are admired by all. Except golfers (see the new rule).

A revised local ruling will be implemented, at the suggestion of the OGA Rules Team, starting in March of 2024 for all Charboneau Men’s Golf Club events. Now known as the “Local Root Rule,” it will allow players, finding their … Read More

You’ve landed in a fairway trap. Now what?

A fairway trap also know as a fairway bunker doesn’t have to be a killer hole. In fact, it’s often possible to finish the hole with a par. Here’s what to do… Remember, practice and experience will help you become … Read More

Exploring the future of Golf Launcher technology using augmented reality goggles

: Overall, AR goggles have the potential to revolutionize the way hobbyist golfers practice, learn, and enjoy the game. By providing a more immersive, interactive, and personalized experience, AR could make golf more engaging and rewarding for players of all … Read More

How many additional steps are necessary when it is a ‘Paths Only’ day?

When golf courses implement “cart path only” rules, it means that golfers are required to stay on the designated cart paths and walk from the cart path to their ball. The additional steps required can vary based on the following … Read More

Does the pace of play suffer when drink carts are present? It would on Fridays at CGC!

The pace of play on a golf course can be influenced by various factors, including the presence or absence of a drink cart. While there may not be comprehensive statistics available that specifically measure the impact of drink carts on … Read More

What the heck is Stableford Scoring in golf?

Here’s a brief history of Stableford scoring and how to keep score using it: History: Dr. Frank Stableford introduced his scoring system in 1932, and it quickly gained popularity among golfers. It was first used at the Wallasey Golf Club, … Read More

Beginner’s Guide to Golf Handicaps

1. What is a Golf Handicap?A golf handicap is a measure of a golfer’s potential ability, reflecting their average score over a series of rounds. It’s designed to allow golfers of varying skill levels to compete fairly in friendly games … Read More

Golf Etiquette

1. Pace of Play Maintain an appropriate pace by playing “ready golf” and not spending too much time looking for lost balls. Be ready to play when it’s your turn, limiting practice swings to maintain a steady rhythm. 2. Course … Read More

Rules of Golf

THREE SETS OF RULES GOVERN PLAY: USGA RULES OF GOLF (, CHARBONNEAU LOCAL RULES (detailed on score card) and USGA accepted local rule. Out of bounds and lost ball Announce and play provisional ball. One stroke plus a penalty stroke … Read More

Games We Play

The Golf Genius program computes individual player and team scores based on each golfers established handicap, net and gross, as of the day of play. Alternate Shot (Two Man Team Game) Two-man teams alternate hitting the same ball. The first … Read More