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If you are on the tee box and swing and miss and the ball doesn't move off the tee, does that count as a stroke?

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Most definitely. That is what is commonly called a "whiff" and unfortunately they count as a stroke. If you just address the ball, but don't swing and if falls off the tee you may re-tee without penalty. For any type of shot, a swing and a miss once you've addressed the ball counts as a stroke.

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