Round 5 – Status of the Ball


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 status of the ball. 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  • Quiz and leaderboard are no longer active, but the quiz is still available for your own learning and enjoyment.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 5 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 5:

Based on the round 5 average score of 12.8/18, the par was set to 13 (meaning a perfect score of 18/18 would be -5, 17/18 would be -4, etc.).


Alan Tarter -5
Cristina Bergamini -5
Dan Michaud -5
Dennis Walsh -5
Diego Ferreira -5
Fraser Nicol -5
Fred Kostecki -5
Gerry Bower -5
Harrison Edmonson -5
Jack P. -5
James M Litvack -5
Jerry Glover -5
Jim Smitj -5
Joe Small -5
John Heyman -5
Josefa García  -5
Luanne Z -5
Lyman Gallup -5
Mike R -5
Navarrete Lassus -5
Paul Brown -5
Paul McAuliffe -5
Phil Gray -5
R Wilson -5
Sergar15 -5
Stewart Jones -5
Suhas Thakar -5
Tim Hulscher -5
TOM W. -5
Windy He -5
Wocky -5
Alexander Gatara -4
BDH -4
Bill Eby -4
Brian Faraday -4
David Belden -4
David Jungk -4
dtyler -4
Jeffrey Elledge -4
John Thorman -4
Randy H. -4
Sam Ting -4
T Dudley -4
Tad Sanders -4


Front Nine Perfect Scores:

Alan Tarter Fred Kostecki Mike R
Alexander Gatara Garry Pratt Navarrete Lassus
Allen Moye Gary McLaughlin nchusker
Amanda Braun George B. Nicola Pitrè
Arnold K Georgianne Koch Paul Brown
BDH Gerry Bower Paul McAuliffe
Bill Eby Gilles CRUCHON Phil Bridges
Bill Solomon Harrison Edmonson Phil Gray
Bob Ferguson Jack P. R Wilson
Brian Faraday James M Litvack Randy H.
Bruce B Jay Hutchinson Robert Courtenay
Cathy Boatwright Jeff Ward Robert Van Namen
CDC25 Jeffrey Elledge Rocko Graziano
Ceci Rangel Jerry Glover Roger Davis
Christian Refice Jim Coakley Roger Waterer
Craig Reading Jim Pinterich Sandy H.
Cristina Bergamini Jim Smitj Sergar15
D Fite Joe Small Steve Block
Dan Michaud John Allison Stewart Jones
David Cowger John Heyman Suhas Thakar
David Jungk John Thorman T Dudley
Debbie Dove Johncla77 Tad Sanders
Dennis Walsh Josefa García Tim Hulscher
Dhiman Bose Joske Todd S
Diego Ferreira Luanne Z Tom DeCoster
Don Loughney Lyman Gallup Tom Grady
dtyler Lynn TOM W.
Eric Lucy Martin A Windy He
Fraser Nicol Mike M Wocky


19th Hole Round Recap:

Thoughts on the Round: