Due to very wet course
conditions a temporary Local Rule has been introduced, permitting players
to mark and place their ball within the length of their score card (six
inches), if their ball lies on a closely mown area through the green.
Rosaleen knocks down her drive but it comes to rest on the closely mown
walkway through the area of rough from the teeing ground to the fairway.
She marks and picks-up her ball, cleans it and replaces it almost a
club-length from where she picked it up. She plays a good shot to the
right side of the fairway and again marks, lifts and cleans her ball,
placing it almost a club-length from where it was at rest. She plays her
next shot onto the putting green and sinks the putt. What is Rosaleen's
score for the hole?
answer is below)
19th Hole Titbit -
Do You Know?
That you may place a club,
or even a trolley containing a bag of clubs, in a bunker without penalty
(but don't do the latter!). Exception 1(b) to Rule 13-4.
Rosaleen scores 8 for the hole.
1 - Drive from tee.
2 - Stroke from walkway to fairway.
3 & 4 - Two penalty strokes for replacing her ball outside the distance
permitted by the temporary Local Rule.
5 - Stroke from fairway to putting green.
6 & 7 - Two more penalty strokes for replacing her ball outside the
distance permitted by the temporary Local Rule.
8 - Putt into hole.
Note: It is important to read the Local Rules before commencing play as
they vary from course to course. Breach of a Local Rule incurs the general
penalty of two strokes.