Asked By: Lewis Perry Date: created: May 02 2021

Can nearest point of relief be in a hazard

Answered By: Hayden Morgan Date: created: May 02 2021

There may be many points near to where the ball lies, some good and some bad, but the nearest point of relief is going to be the closest. Interference includes lie of ball, stance, area of intended stance or swing and additionally, only when your ball lies on the putting green, intervention on your line of putt.

Asked By: Gordon Coleman Date: created: Jan 12 2021

Can you take relief in a bunker

Answered By: Carl Davis Date: created: Jan 15 2021

New Rule: The player has an extra option allowing relief outside the bunker using the back-on-the-line procedure, but for a total of two penalty strokes (Rule 19.3b). Reasons for Change: Giving those players an option for taking relief outside the bunker allows them to keep playing rather than being disqualified.

Asked By: Christopher Taylor Date: created: Sep 11 2021

How do I determine the nearest point of relief from a cart path

Answered By: Aidan Perry Date: created: Sep 12 2021

To determine your nearest point of relief, find the point closest to the hole where the cart path no longer interferes with your stance, swing, or lie of the ball. The nearest point of relief can be to the right, left, or behind the cart path but cannot be closer to the hole than the ball’s original position.

Asked By: Nicholas Ramirez Date: created: Nov 05 2020

When can you take relief in golf

Answered By: Gordon Reed Date: created: Nov 07 2020

The “nearest point of relief” in golf is a spot on a golf course closest to the golfer’s ball but no closer to the hole from which the golfer can take a free drop (without penalty) when that golf ball is sitting in one of several specific circumstances that are mostly covered in Rule 16.

Asked By: Alexander Jenkins Date: created: Apr 06 2021

What if nearest point of relief is in a hazard

Answered By: Jason Jenkins Date: created: Apr 07 2021

The “nearest point of relief” is the reference point for taking relief without penalty from interference by an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2), an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1) or a wrong putting green (Rule 25-3). It is the point on the course nearest to where the ball lies: that is not nearer the hole, and.

Asked By: David Reed Date: created: Mar 29 2021

Do you get relief from a boundary fence

Answered By: Samuel Morgan Date: created: Apr 01 2021

In each of these situations, you are entitled to move your ball without incurring any penalty. The one exception where you wouldn’t receive relief are fences, walls, or anything that mark the boundary of the golf course. If your ball happens to be dirty, you can also clean it before taking this drop.

Asked By: Richard Lee Date: created: Jan 04 2022

Can you touch the sand in a bunker

Answered By: Jake Perry Date: created: Jan 06 2022

The New Rule: Under Rules 12.2a and 12.2b, the player will be allowed to touch or move loose impediments in a bunker and will be generally allowed to touch the sand with a hand or club. You still can’t intentionally touch the sand to “test” it. And you can’t clip the sand during a practice swing.

Asked By: Connor Cox Date: created: Jul 15 2021

Can you take an unplayable lie out of a bunker

Answered By: Henry Parker Date: created: Jul 15 2021

If you choose to take an unplayable lie in the bunker, and you want to use option 2 or 3 above, you must drop the ball in the bunker. In other words you can’t use two club lengths or the extension of the line between your ball and the hole to get you out of the sand.

Asked By: Herbert Turner Date: created: Nov 24 2021

Can you leave flag in when putting

Answered By: Luke Richardson Date: created: Nov 25 2021

The New Rule: According to the USGA, under Rule 13.2a(2), “There will no longer be a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.” Players will still have the option to remove the flagstick or to have someone tend the pin and remove it after the ball is struck.

Asked By: Jonathan Walker Date: created: Jan 08 2022

Do you get free relief from a cart path

Answered By: Howard Russell Date: created: Jan 08 2022

Under Rule 24-2b Immovable Obstruction – If your ball lies on or near the cart path or when the obstruction interferes with your stance or the area of intended swing you may take free relief – you must determine the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole with in one club length and the ball must be dropped.

Asked By: Alfred Brooks Date: created: Dec 07 2020

Can you drop on either side of cart path

Answered By: Hayden Brooks Date: created: Dec 08 2020

(c) “Since your ball came to rest in the middle of the cart path, you may choose to drop your ball on either side of the cart path.” If the player plays right-handed, then she will be dropping adjacent to the left side of the cart path.

Asked By: Henry Roberts Date: created: Nov 18 2021

Can you play a ball from ground under repair

Answered By: Morgan Gray Date: created: Nov 18 2021

Playing from Ground Under Repair

It is not mandatory to drop from ground under repair. You always have the option to play a ball from ground under repair unless the golf course or committee prohibits it.

Asked By: Carl Parker Date: created: Mar 03 2021

Do you get relief from a sprinkler head

Answered By: Kyle Rivera Date: created: Mar 04 2021

A sprinkler head is an immovable obstruction and is covered by Rule 24-2. That Rule states that you are entitled to relief for a ball that lies in or on the obstruction or when the obstruction interferes with your area of intended stance or swing.

Asked By: Hugh Butler Date: created: Nov 27 2020

Do you have to take relief from Gur

Answered By: Jaden Brooks Date: created: Nov 27 2020

RULES OF GOLF ANSWER:

Notice that it says ‘should’. In other words there is no penalty for using a different club. When taking relief from GUR, an abnormal ground condition, the player must drop the ball, without penalty, within ONE club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief.

Asked By: James Long Date: created: Jan 11 2022

How do you get a free drop in golf

Answered By: Gregory James Date: created: Jan 14 2022

Rule 20-2a explains how the drop is executed. The drop must be made by the player who hit the shot. The golfer must stand up straight and extend his arm at shoulder level, then drop the ball. If the ball strikes any person, or any person’s equipment, the ball must be re-dropped without penalty.

Asked By: Anthony Parker Date: created: Dec 10 2020

What does through the green mean in golf rules

Answered By: Christian Foster Date: created: Dec 12 2020

Definition of ‘Through the Green’ in the Rules

The official definition that appears in The Rules of Golf (written and maintained by the USGA and R&A) is this: ” ‘Through the green’ is the whole area of the course except: a. The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played; and.

Asked By: Elijah Powell Date: created: Jul 23 2021

Where can I take a drop in golf

Answered By: Francis Anderson Date: created: Jul 26 2021

Take a drop within two club lengths of where the ball is at rest, not nearer the hole. Draw a line from the hole to where the ball is located and drop anywhere behind that point, keeping the point between you and the hole.

Asked By: Austin Torres Date: created: Feb 11 2021

What is an immovable obstruction in golf

Answered By: Luke Carter Date: created: Feb 11 2021

Rule 24.2 Immovable Obstructions

Interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing.

Asked By: Sean Brooks Date: created: May 16 2021

Can you have a fence if you live on a golf course

Answered By: Kevin Thompson Date: created: May 16 2021

To say it plainly – if you live on a golf course, you won’t have any. During the day, there isn’t much you can do to avoid golfers ogling your back yard. Many homeowners do go the route of a tall privacy fence or net to keep out golf balls and onlookers, but what you gain in privacy you may lose in views.

Asked By: Miles Evans Date: created: Jan 22 2022

Do you get relief from a tree in golf

Answered By: Alan Price Date: created: Jan 25 2022

If this is the case, and the tree interferes with your stance or the area of your intended swing, relief can be taken without penalty, akin to an immovable obstruction. Just drop the ball within one club-length of—and not nearer the hole than— the nearest point of relief.

Asked By: Wyatt Hill Date: created: Jan 14 2022

Can you remove a white stake in golf

Answered By: Christopher King Date: created: Jan 15 2022

You are not allowed to move an out of bounds post. The out of bounds is determined by the inside points, at ground level, of the stake. The stake is therefore out of bounds so it can not be removed. (See R&A Rules Definition of Out of Bounds).

Asked By: Antonio Russell Date: created: Feb 26 2021

Can you mark your ball in a bunker

Answered By: Henry Garcia Date: created: Mar 01 2021

A player marks and lifts his or her ball in a bunker to see if it is cut. While the ball is lifted, a leaf that had been just behind the ball-marker is moved away by the wind. The player is not required to put the leaf back when the ball is replaced.

Asked By: Simon Campbell Date: created: Oct 17 2020

What happens if a bunker is full of water

Answered By: Douglas Walker Date: created: Oct 20 2020

Option 1 – If a ball lays in a bunker the player may drop the ball without penalty, at the “nearest point of relief” where the depth of the casual water is the least. The fact that the bunker is full of water and that there is no where to drop in the bunker does not affect this rule.

Asked By: Norman Barnes Date: created: Oct 30 2020

How far should you hit 5 iron

Answered By: Alan Roberts Date: created: Nov 02 2020

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

Club Men’s Average Distance Women’s Average Distance
3-iron 180 yards Not recommended; 5-wood or hybrid = 160 yards
4-iron 170 yards 150 yards (consider a hybrid, instead)
5-iron 160 yards 140 yards
6-iron 150 yards 130 yards

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