Articles & Laws in Playing at
1. You must Tee your
Ball within a Club's length of the Hole.
2. Your Tee must be upon the Ground.
3. You are not to change the Ball which you
Strike off the Tee.
4. You are not to remove Stones, Bones or
any Break Club, for the sake of playing your Ball, Except upon the
fair Green and that only / within a Club's length of your
5. If your Ball comes among watter, or any
wattery filth, you are at liberty to take out your Ball & bringing it
behind the hazard and Teeing it, you may play it with any Club and
allow your Adversary a Stroke for so getting out your Ball.
6. If your Balls be found any where touching
one another, You are to lift the first Ball, till you play the last.
7. At Holling, you are to play your Ball
honestly for the Hole, and not to play upon your Adversary’s Ball, not
lying in your way to the Hole.
8. If you should lose your Ball, by it's
being taken up, or any other way, you are to go back to the Spot,
where you struck last, & drop another Ball, And allow your adversary a
Stroke for the misfortune.
9. No man at Holling his Ball, is to be
allowed, to mark his way to the Hole with
his Club, or anything else.
10. If a Ball be stopp’d by any Person,
Horse, Dog or anything else, The Ball so stop’d must be play’d where
11. If you draw your Club in Order to
Strike, & proceed so far in the Stroke as to be bringing down your
Club; If then, your Club shall break, in any way, it is to be
Accounted a Stroke.
12. He whose Ball lyes farthest from the
Hole is obliged to play first.
13. Neither Trench, Ditch or Dyke, made for
the preservation of the Links, nor the Scholar's Holes, or the
Soldier's Lines, Shall be accounted a Hazard; But the Ball is to be
taken out teed
/and play’d with any Iron Club.
John Rattray, Capt