A PLAYER’S ball comes to rest on a cart path such that his nearest point of relief is behind the obstruction. He properly determines his point of relief and lifts and drops the ball in accordance with Rule 24-2b. The ball rolls and comes to rest nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief but not nearer the hole than where it originally lay on the path. What is the procedure?
a. The player must re-drop the ball
b. The dropped ball is in play
‘a’ Having determined the point of relief this then becomes the reference point superseding the previous position of the ball. Rule 20-2c (vii)(b)
This golf rules quiz item supplied by Cliff Nunn, a VGA state accredited rules official and proprietor of Golf Clubs Down Under.