Rule of the week #15 New unplayable ball relief option for the bunker

Hi Ladies,

You may now take relief outside  the bunker back on line from the hole through where the ball was at rest for 2 penalty strokes.

There is a picture of where and how to take this option on page 119 Rule 19.3 in your rule book. This is one of 4 options you have when you find yourself in the bunker.

Sue

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Rule of the week # 14 – Bunker do’s and don’ts

Hi Ladies,

If your ball is in the bunker, you may move or touch a loose impediment such as stones, loose grass, leaves, branches, sticks, animal waste, dead animals, worms, insects and similar animals that can be removed easily and the mounds or webs they build and clumps of compacted soil (including aeration plugs). You may also touch the sand in a bunker with your club to keep your balance while stepping in the bunker or leaning on the club to rest with no penalty.

The exception to the rule, with a 2-stroke penalty, is when you touch the sand (1) with your hand or club to test the conditions of the bunker, (2) in making a practice swing, (3) with the club in the area right behind or in front of the ball or (4) in making the backswing for the stroke.

Sue

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Rule of the week #13 – Red penalty area option eliminated

Hi Ladies,

One of the five relief options available to you last year, if you were in the red penalty area, was to drop your ball on the opposite side from where the ball last entered that penalty area. This option has been eliminated. To be honest, I don’t believe this option would have been to our advantage at Greendale and I would be hard pressed to tell you of any hole that you could have used this option. Just one more thing we don’t need to know!!!!!

Sue

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Rule of the week # 12 – Permitted actions in the penalty area

Hi Ladies,

When you are in the penalty area, you are now allowed to move loose impediments, touch the ground with your hand or club or ground the club when addressing the ball.

Sue
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