Taking Relief from a Path

https://youtu.be/a9rr3NW0Axo How to take relief from an artificially surfaced path (an "Immovable Obstruction") or similar "Abnormal Course Condition". Remember to tell your playing partners or opponents what you are doing before you touch your ball. Also, leave your ball where it is until you have established your "Reference Point" and then your "Relief Area". Relative … Continue reading Taking Relief from a Path

Temporary Water (Rule 16)

“Temporary Water” is one of four “Abnormal Course Conditions” and is defined as any accumulation of water on the surface of the ground that can be seen before or after you take a stance – it must remain present either before or after your stance is taken (i.e. it is not enough for it to … Continue reading Temporary Water (Rule 16)

Embedded Ball (Rule 16.3)

At this time of year plugged balls are a possibility and if you do find your ball plugged in its own pitch mark (an Embedded Ball) anywhere in the General Area (i.e. not in a Bunker, Penalty Area, or on the Green – but it could be on the fairway or in the rough) then … Continue reading Embedded Ball (Rule 16.3)