Quick Answer: Can You Drop A Ball On The Putting Green?



The player would be entitled to drop a ball within two club-lengths of the point on the ground immediately below the place where the ball lay in the tree.

In some instances this may allow the player to drop a ball on a putting green.

Is there a penalty for hitting another golf ball on the green 2019?

(1) No Penalty for Accidentally Causing Ball to Move. 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.

What is the correct way for dropping a ball in the relief area Rule 14.3 B?

This Rule applies only when a ball is dropped in the right way under Rule 14.3b. (1) Player Has Completed Taking Relief When Ball Dropped in Right Way Comes to Rest in Relief Area. The ball must come to rest in the relief area.

Can you stand behind a golfer when he is putting 2019?

Rule 14-2b states; A player must not make a stroke with his caddie, his partner or his partner’s caddie positioned on or close to an extension of the line of play or line of putt behind the ball. Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.

Do you get relief from a tree root?

LOCAL RULE: Exposed tree roots. Members are advised that relief from exposed tree roots may be obtained as per the below rule, effective immediately. Where a tree root interferes with the lie of the player’s ball or the area of the player’s intended swing, relief without penalty may be taken under Rule 25-1(i).

Can you leave the flag in when putting 2019?

The New Rule: According to the USGA, under Rule 13.2a(2), “There will no longer be a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.” Players will still have the option to remove the flagstick or to have someone tend the pin and remove it after the ball is struck.

What happens if a golf ball hits another ball on the green?

There is no penalty when a ball played from off the putting green (chipping) moves another ball. However, in stroke play, when a ball played from the putting green hits another ball on the putting green the person making the stroke incurs a penalty of two strokes.

Can you mark your ball on the fringe?

In other words, marking with a pebble is not a rules violation, but it’s not recommended. If your marker interferes with the stance, stroke or play of another golfer, it can be moved, but it has to be replaced before you replace the ball.

Can you clean your ball when taking relief?

When Permissible to Clean Ball

A player may clean his ball at any time when it has been lifted, except for when it has been lifted under Rule 5-3 (Ball Unfit for Play), Rule 12-2 (Identifying Ball), and Rule 22 (Ball Interfering with or Assisting Play).

Can you mark your ball with a tee?

There is no penalty. A must play his ball as it lies. A should have requested B to move the tee one or more clubhead-lengths to the side or to mark the position of his ball with a ball-marker, a small coin or other similar object – see Note under Rule 20-1.

Where should you stand while someone else is putting?

In the etiquette section at the front of the rules book it states that players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play. And, that on the putting green, players should not stand on another player’s line of putt.

Where do you stand when someone else is teeing off?

When a player is teeing off, the others in the group should be standing together out- side of the markers and off to the side to avoid being a distraction. Standing behind a player who’s teeing off is akin to reading over someone’s shoulder.

Can you touch the green before putting?

It’s OK to repair spike marks anywhere on the putting green except on your line of putt or if repairing them would assist you or another person playing the hole. It’s OK to touch the green on the other side of the hole from where your ball is resting, provided it’s not done to indicate a line for putting.