Most golfers believe that stakes define the edge of a penalty area unless there is a line. While lines would always DEFINE the edge of a penalty area stakes normally only INDICATE there is a penalty area (unless the local rules state that stakes DEFINE penalty areas). The default position is that penalty areas are … Continue reading Misunderstood Rules 6: Where is the edge of a Penalty Area?
A bit of revision - what are the 4 defined areas of the course? You need to know them because different rules apply in different areas. https://videopress.com/v/q2Us7f0E?preloadContent=metadata Defined Areas of the Course: Teeing Area, Penalty Area, Bunker, Green If part of your ball is in both the general area and one of these specific areas, … Continue reading Areas of the Course
A decision from a junior competition a couple of years ago. The general view is on the left, while the position of the ball, half under the sleepers edging the path, is shown in the right hand picture. The middle picture shows the plan view with the green to which they were playing. While the … Continue reading Boundary of a Penalty Area