Asked By: David Thompson Date: created: Jul 04 2021

Should the rake be left in the bunker

Answered By: Jack Clark Date: created: Jul 05 2021

” while recognising that the positioning of rakes is at the Committee’s discretion, it is recommended that rakes should be left outside bunkers in areas where they are least likely to affect the movement of the ball.” It’s true that a rake placed outside a bunker might cause a golf ball to careen into the bunker.

Asked By: Jacob Smith Date: created: Jun 11 2021

Can you move a rake in a bunker

Answered By: Cameron Walker Date: created: Jun 14 2021

Rakes are movable obstructions, so if a ball comes to rest against a rake the player may remove the rake without penalty, even if they move their ball while doing so. A player may carry a rake into the bunker and place it, or throw it, into the sand before making their stroke (Decision 13-4/21).

Asked By: Juan Bennett Date: created: Oct 26 2021

Can you rake a bunker before playing your shot

Answered By: Logan Murphy Date: created: Oct 27 2021

Up until now, players were not allowed to smooth out any marks in the bunker before playing their shot (even if, for example, they picked up the rake at the other end of the bunker and left marks when doing so). Under the new rules, you are permitted to smooth out marks in the sand even before hitting your bunker shot.

Asked By: Gabriel Garcia Date: created: Oct 28 2020

Where should you leave bunker rakes

Answered By: Alexander Roberts Date: created: Oct 30 2020

However, in practice, players who leave rakes in bunkers frequently leave them at the side which tends to stop a ball rolling into the flat part of the bunker, resulting in a much more difficult shot than would otherwise have been the case. This is most prevalent at a course where the bunkers are small.

Asked By: Kevin Carter Date: created: Mar 30 2021

Can you take a penalty drop out of a bunker

Answered By: Christopher Lewis Date: created: Apr 02 2021

Players are still allowed to drop in the bunker within two club-lengths of the ball, or, behind the ball on a straight line from the hole, for one penalty stroke. Come 2019, players can take relief outside of the sand on a line from the hole to where the ball came to rest in the bunker.

Asked By: Antonio Baker Date: created: Nov 03 2020

Can you declare a ball unplayable in a bunker

Answered By: Raymond Simmons Date: created: Nov 03 2020

If the ball is in a water hazard, the player may not declare the ball unplayable. He may play the ball as it lies, or proceed under the water hazard Rule (Rule 26-1). If the unplayable ball lies in a bunker, the player may proceed under any of the options listed in Rule 28.

Asked By: Noah Powell Date: created: Nov 19 2020

Are you allowed to take a practice swing in a bunker

Answered By: Eric Wilson Date: created: Nov 19 2020

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: Jake Rivera Date: created: Feb 01 2021

Can you ground your club in the sand in 2019

Answered By: Luke Bailey Date: created: Feb 01 2021

GOLF RULES 2019: NEW KNEE HEIGHT DROP RULE

On top of this, golfers can move loose impediments in bunkers and will not be penalised for generally grounding their club away from their ball. However, you still CANNOT ground your club when playing a BUNKER shot.

Asked By: Lewis Bell Date: created: Feb 18 2021

Can you take practice swings in a bunker 2019

Answered By: Christian Edwards Date: created: Feb 21 2021

Now, touching the sand incidentally is basically allowed, i.e. you are permitted to lean on your club. However, you are still not allowed to test the condition of the sand before the stroke is played, improve the line of play, ground the club in front of or behind the ball or touch the sand during practice swings.

Asked By: Malcolm Taylor Date: created: Feb 28 2021

What is the rake

Answered By: Miguel Davis Date: created: Mar 01 2021

The Rake is a creature believed to be a humanoid in appearance, with several references in folklore and horrific urban legends, originally appearing on the internet on Creepypasta. It is theorized that the Rake could possibly be a proxy of Slender Man, subject to its own self-mutilation and psychological disorders.

Asked By: Aaron Clark Date: created: Dec 20 2021

Can you remove leaves from a bunker

Answered By: Bernard Collins Date: created: Dec 23 2021

First, let me remind you that you are permitted to move or remove anything artificial (movable obstruction) from a bunker, or water hazard, at any time; but you may not purposely move or remove anything natural (loose impediment). Mary disturbs some leaves as she fairly takes her stance in the bunker – no penalty.

Asked By: Martin Hayes Date: created: Dec 31 2021

Can you leave flag in when putting

Answered By: Curtis Walker Date: created: Jan 02 2022

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: George Nelson Date: created: Feb 14 2022

What happens if a bunker is full of water

Answered By: Christian Nelson Date: created: Feb 17 2022

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: Jake Turner Date: created: Jan 24 2021

Do you get relief from an embedded ball in the rough

Answered By: Logan Parker Date: created: Jan 26 2021

When the Local Rule is in effect, players get relief for an embedded ball even if it’s in the rough. Rule 16.3 gives relief for a ball embedded anywhere in the “general area” (the new term for “through the green”).

Asked By: Lucas White Date: created: Jan 01 2021

Does a whiff count as a stroke

Answered By: Alejandro Butler Date: created: Jan 01 2021

A ‘whiff’ is a most embarrassing moment for any golfer. It occurs when a player takes a swing at their ball, with the intent of moving it, and fails to make contact with it. The first point to note is that there is no penalty for a ‘whiff’, but the attempted stroke does count, even though the ball has not moved.

Asked By: Jason Butler Date: created: Oct 08 2021

Is it a penalty if you knock your ball off the tee

Answered By: Oswald Carter Date: created: Oct 10 2021

First, the wording of Rule 11-3; If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off a tee by the player in addressing it, it may be re-teed, without penalty. However, if a stroke is made at the ball in these circumstances, whether the ball is moving or not, the stroke counts, but there is no penalty.

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