RULES OF GOLF / Can you stand out of bounds to hit your ball?

Here are the rules of golf relating to hitting the golf ball while standing out of bounds.

We had a few queries after we shared the video of Padraig Harrington taking his stance out of bounds to play his golf ball at The Open.

A few people weren’t aware that it is within the rules of golf to stand on the wrong side of the out of bounds line or fence to play your golf ball.

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No Laying Up share videos of their trip to Australia

The blokes from the No Laying Up recently took a trip to Australia and they’ve been sharing snippets of their days playing golf at Kingston Heath, Royal Melbourne, Barnbougle among others.

No Laying Up is a podcast/twitter account/website set up by a bunch of golf-loving mates in the US that has garnered a huge fan base that includes many pro tour players attracted to their fun, irreverent view of the game.

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Topgolf opens its first Australian venue on the Gold Coast

Topgolf has finally landed in Australia with the first venue opening on the Gold Coast this week.

The first Australian Topgolf venue has officially opened on the Gold Coast last week and by all reports golfers, and non-golfers are already loving it.

Adorned with a huge neon sign and located next to Movieworld, Topgolf combines the familiar driving range facility with a game element that sees players awarded points for hitting targets.

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Jimmy Walker’s backstopping comment sparks Twitter storm

The backstopping debate has flown under the radar until Jimmy Walker made a frank admission on Twitter over the weekend.

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There have been a number of vocal critics rallying against the practice of ‘backstopping’ in golf for some time now.

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