Online Rules Quiz - Winners
The 2013 New Year Rules Quiz attracted thousands of entries and many people showed their knowledge of the Rules by achieving full marks. The winner was drawn from hundreds of correct entries. Gordon Lawson from Dornoch in the Highlands of Scotland won the first prize of a pair of Season Tickets to the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.
The 15 handicapper is a past Captain at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. He said, “Muirfield is arguably my favourite Open venue and a course which I know well. I was hoping to attend The Open there this year so I am very pleased to win tickets.
“I found out about the quiz through The R & A Rules Newsletter. I have always had an interest in the Rules of Golf and decided to put it to the test in 2007 by taking the Scottish Golf Union Rules course which led to me being invited to attend The R & A Referees School in 2008.”
As a Scottish Golf Union referee, Gordon has refereed at several Amateur events, including the Home Internationals at Muirfield in 2008.
The runners-up in the quiz will receive a selection of Rules and Open Championship publications. They are Charles Kantor and Rob Hallier from South Africa, Di Wilde, Steve King, Graham Theobald, Alison Vans Agnew, Dave Lawless and Anthony Edwards from England, James Richards from Wales, and Hans Spengler from Switzerland.
The answers in the quiz relate to the 2012-2015 Rules of Golf and the 2012-2013 Decisions on the Rules of Golf which are contained in the Rules Explorer.
The full list of answers can be viewed here.