Round 4 – Dropping Procedures


After watching the video above, feel free to test your knowledge with our quizzes below!

The “front nine” and “back nine” make up an 18-hole quiz on the topic of dropping procedures. This quiz is designed to be a learning experience for players at all levels of Rules knowledge. The front nine features more foundational, basic questions and is good for those who are in the beginner/intermediate category of Rules knowledge. The back nine features much more advanced questions and is good for experts and those who are seeking to learn more!

See below for some additional notes:

  • Quiz and leaderboard are no longer active, but the quiz is still available for your own learning and enjoyment.
  • If you click on the Materials tab above, you will also find the quiz questions, answers, and statistics as PDF documents.
  • See below for the final Round 4 leaderboard as well as a recording of the live “19th Hole Round Recap” webinar.
  • After taking the quizzes, please check out “Thoughts on the Round” below. This video from USGA Rules staff explains each quiz question and answer in detail, along with some great insights into how the relevant Rule operates.


Quiz Leaderboard - Round 4:

Based on the round 4 average score of 13.7/18, the par was set to 14 (meaning a perfect score of 18/18 would be -4, 17/18 would be -3, etc.).


John Heyman -4
Tad Sanders -4
Tim Hulscher -4
Alan Tarter -3
Cristina Bergamini -3
Dan Michaud -3
Diego Ferreira -3
Fraser Nicol -3
Fred Kostecki -3
Gerry Coons -3
James M Litvack -3
Jeffrey Elledge -3
Jerry Glover -3
Josefa García -3
Mike Rice -3
Navarrete Lassús -3
nchusker -3
Phil Bridges -3
Randy H. -3
Sergar15 -3
Sergio A Ortiz -3
Stewart Jones -3
Suhas Thakar -3
TOM W -3


Front Nine Perfect Scores:

Alan Tarter Gary Albin Mr. Brinck
Alberto Bueno Gary McLaughlin Navarrete Lassús
Alexander Gatara George B. nchusker
Arnold K Georgianne Koch Paul Brown
BDH Gerry Bower Paul McAuliffe
Bill Eby Gerry Coons Phil Bridges
Bill Solomon Harrison Edmonson Phil Gray
Bob Ferguson Jack P. Randy H.
Brian Faraday James M Litvack Robert Courtenay
Bruce B JBird Robert Dufresne
Christian Refice Jeffrey Elledge Roger Waterer
Craig Reading Jerry Glover Sam Ting
Cristina Bergamini Jim Pinterich Sergar15
Dan Michaud Jim Smitj Sergio A Ortiz
David Belden Joe Salierno Steve Block
David Cowger Joe Small Stewart Jones
David Jungk John Heyman Suhas Thakar
Debbie Dove John Thorman Tad Sanders
Derik Mooberry Josefa García Thu Zin Aung
Dhiman Bose Kathy Morris Tim Hulscher
Diego Ferreira Kendall Maddox Tom Baustert
Don Loughney Lorraine Maddox Tom Grady
Eric Lucy Luanne Z Windy He
Fraser Nicol Lyman Gallup Zaw Myint Naing
Garry Brunson Mike Rice # 1 Dawg


19th Hole Round Recap:

Thoughts on the Round: