https://youtu.be/EUYokYN2gO4 Regular golfers are likely to be playing the same course, maybe several times each week, and you get to know where the greenkeepers have been making repairs and so marking areas as Ground Under Repair (GUR), and potentially as No Play Zones (NPZs). This can lull you into a false sense of security as … Continue reading Play the Course as it is Marked!
You are just off the green, quite close to the hole so your first choice is to putt, but there is a big pitchmark on the apron directly on your line just in front of your ball. What can you do about it? https://youtu.be/QgSxzTw9RTA Well the short answer is - not a lot! Improving your … Continue reading Repairing Damage on your line of Play
A quick one from the AIG Open. Plenty of people calling for a 2 stroke penalty for Lexi Thompson on social media. We all know (I hope) that you may not improve the "Conditions Affecting the Stroke" which are: Your lieArea of intended stanceArea of intended swingLine of playThe Relief Area where you will drop … Continue reading Improving Your Lie
This is maybe an inadvertent giving yourself a "chance" of getting the ball out from heavy rough. You are not allowed to improve any of Conditions Affecting the Stroke. But what are they? the lie of the ballthe area of intended stancethe area of intended swingthe line of playthe relief area where the player will … Continue reading Misunderstood Rules 1: Improving your Lie