Is there a penalty for hitting another golf ball on the green?

Is there a penalty for hitting another golf ball on the green?

When Ball or Ball-Marker Moves on Putting Green There is no penalty if the player, opponent or another player in stroke play accidentally moves the player’s ball or ball-marker on the putting green. The player must: Replace the ball on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated) (see Rule 14.2), or.

Do you get relief from a sprinkler box?

May I take relief from a bridge, sprinkler control box or other immovable artificial object when my ball is in a penalty area? A. No. When your ball is in a penalty area, you do not get free relief from an immovable artificial object (see Rule 16.1a(2)).

Can I play out of ground under repair?

Ground under repair is an area on the golf course considered unfit for play. A player can drop out of this area with no penalty. Ground under repair is normally marked by a white circle or stakes. The golf course or tournament committee is responsible for marking all such areas as ground under repair.

Do you get free relief from a wall in golf?

In each of these situations, you are entitled to move your ball without incurring any penalty. The one exception where you wouldn’t receive relief are fences, walls, or anything that mark the boundary of the golf course. From this point, you are entitled to drop your ball within one club length.

Can nearest point of relief be on the green?

Nearest Point of Relief. The “nearest point of relief” is the reference point for taking relief without penalty from interference by an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2), an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1) or a wrong putting green (Rule 25-3).

Does the player get free relief from casual water?

The USGA defines “casual water” or “temporary water” as “any temporary accumulation of water on the course that is not in a water hazard and is visible before or after the player takes his or her stance.” If your ball lies in casual water, you are allowed free relief. Casual water doesn’t have to be liquid, by the way.

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