Rule of the Week
May 15, 2018 

Rule 6-5 Lines or arrows used to mark your ball? 

QUESTION: It is recommended placing an identification mark on my golf ball. May I use a line or an arrow that will also help me align the club face? 

ANSWER: Rules 6-5 (the player; ball) and 12-2 (searching for and lifting the ball) state that each player should put an identification mark on his ball. Thus, the rules do not limit the type of markings a player may put on the ball (i.e. arrows, lines, words, etc.). Additionally, there is no penalty for using such lines to "line up" prior to a stroke on the putting green or any place else on the course; à except the items below.

Decision 12-2/2 - Touching and Rotating Half-Buried Ball in Rough for Identification Purposes

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