June 17th Edition. Rule 1.2 PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT–WHAT IS A STROKE (10.1 a)
ALL Players are expected to play In the Spirit of the Game by:
1. Acting with INTEGRITY
2. Following the RULES by taking the necessary time to make sure you are correctly applying a penalty–
3. APPLYING ALL PENALTIES and being honest in all aspects of play.
What constitutes a STROKE? The definition of a STROKE is: The forward movement of the CLUB (intentionally) made to STRIKE the ball.
IF YOU SWING AND MISS THE BALL—IT IS COUNTED AS ONE STROKE
Any intentional swing to hit the ball during play is counted as ONE STROKE
IF a player Accidently strikes the ball making a practice swing, kicks the ball, or moves the ball inadvertently—
The ball may be replaced WITHOUT PENALTY.