Rule of the Week
Sept. 16, 2019

We have two situations covered in this edition of Rule of the Week. Special thanks to Nevin for sending this situation into us earlier this year.

Situation 1
Ball is in the fence. You have to look closely, and you will see the vinyl fence has a base. No part of the ball would be touching the golf course if you ran a string/line up from the base. Unfortunately for the player but this ball is Out of Bounds and the player will proceed under Rule 18-2b, unless the Model Local Rule is in place.

Situation 2

In the picture below, the ball is lodged in a fence with no base, therefore, a part of the golf ball would be in bounds. The player could either play the ball as it lies or proceed under Rule 19 for an Unplayable Ball.

Rule 18-2b. What to Do When Your Ball Is Lost or Out of Bounds  If your ball is  lost  or  out of bounds , you must take  stroke-and-distance  relief by adding  one penalty stroke  and playing a ball from where the previous  stroke  was made (see  Rule 14.6 ).

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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