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Rules Quiz winner bags tickets to The Open

  • Noel Hynes from Ireland winner of New Year Rules Quiz.
  • Winner received two season tickets to The Open at Royal Birkdale in July.

The 2017 New Year Rules Quiz once again tested the Rules knowledge of golfers across the globe, attracting thousands of entries from all around the world.

Rule of Golf

With many people showing their awareness of the Rules of Golf by achieving full marks, this year’s winner, drawn from over 400 correct entries, was Noel Hynes from Oranmore in Ireland.

Noel, a 7 handicapper from Cregmore Park Golf Club in Co. Galway will receive two season tickets to The Open at Royal Birkdale in July.

“I found out about the quiz from my friend who has a very keen interest in the Rules of Golf,” said Noel.

“My previous experience with the Rules of Golf is limited to The R&A Rules book as well as practising the quiz on The R&A Rules app, which I find very beneficial.  Thank you for this great prize and I am looking forward to receiving it.”

International entries

Demonstrating the international reach of the participants, amongst the runners-up were Chris Benson, Paul Hurst and Sally Ingle from the UK, Heather Templeton and Rosemarie Tomlinson from New Zealand, Ulla Reinikainen from Finland, Marcela Wybitulova from the Czech Republic, and Yussaf Saviv from Columbia.  The runners-up will receive golf balls and a selection of Rules and Open Championship publications.

The answers in the quiz relate to the Rules of Golf effective January 2016 and the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf which can be found via the R&A Rules Explorer or alternatively via the Rules and Decisions apps which can be downloaded free of charge here.

The full list of answers to the 2017 New Year Rules Quiz can also be downloaded here.