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Team Competitions
Purpose of Rule: Rule 24 covers team competitions (played in either match play or stroke play), where multiple players or sides compete as a team with the results of their rounds or matches combined to produce an overall team score.
Team Competitions

Advice Allowed in Team Competition

Committee May Establish Limits for Team Captains and Advice Givers
The Committee may adopt a Local Rule limiting who may serve as a team captain or advice giver and also limit the conduct of a team captain or advice giver. Examples of limitations include:
  • Permitting only an amateur golfer to serve as a team captain and/or advice giver.
  • Stating that team captains and/or advice givers are not permitted on putting greens.
  • That advice must be given in person and not via radio, telephone or other electronic means.