Rule of the Week
Week of April 17-21, 2017 

Dec 1/4-3 Flagstick Stuck into Green Some Distance from Hole by Practical Joker

QUESTION. A practical joker removes the flagstick from the hole and sticks it into the putting green some distance from the hole. The players approaching the green are unaware of this action and they play towards the flagstick and not the hole. Do the players have the option to replay?

ANSWER. No. In equity (Rule 1-4), the players must accept the resultant advantage or disadvantage.

SIDE NOTE: While this does appear to be unfair, cruel or unusual punishment,   as amateur golf goes, there will be someone in your group who has a 2 foot birdie putt.   Enjoy the start to the year and play by the rules .... if possible.
Happy golfing and remember the Rules of Golf Matter
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Authored by Brian Lee, Executive Director of Golf SK

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