Question: Can You Lose A Ball In Gur?

If it is known, or virtually certain, that the ball is lost within the GUR — say, 95.012 percent likelihood or above, for you statistical types — then the player is entitled to free relief.

How many shots do you lose for a lost ball in golf?

Lost Ball. If you play golf, this has happened to you. You hit a shot into the trees, long grass, or another erie place on the golf course and you are unable to find your golf ball. According to Rule 27-1-c a player is allotted 5 minutes to identify their golf ball as being their’s or else it is deemed to be lost.

Can I play from ground under repair?

Playing from Ground Under Repair

It is not mandatory to drop from ground under repair. You always have the option to play a ball from ground under repair unless the golf course or committee prohibits it.

What is an abnormal ground condition in golf?

This is the official definition of “abnormal ground conditions” as it appears in the Rules of Golf, which is jointly written by the USGA and R&A: “An ‘abnormal ground condition’ is any casual water, ground under repair or hole, cast or runway on the course made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird.”

Can you take Unplayable in Hazard?

Ball Unplayable in a Hazard

A. If the ball is in a water hazard, the player may not declare the ball unplayable. He may play the ball as it lies, or proceed under the water hazard Rule (Rule 26-1). If the unplayable ball lies in a bunker, the player may proceed under any of the options listed in Rule 28.

What is the penalty for a lost ball?


At any time, a player may, under penalty of one stroke, play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5), i.e., proceed under penalty of stroke and distance.

How many strokes if you lose your ball?

In summary, the penalty for a lost ball or a ball hit out of bounds is one stroke and distance. You’ll need to go back to the point where you hit your last shot.

Can you stand in Gur?

And a player may stand in GUR to hit a ball that lies in the GUR. While there are free relief procedures available if a player’s ball lies in GUR or if GUR interferes with a player’s stance or swing, there is no requirement that a player seek relief. You may play the ball as it lies – relief is optional.

What happens when a golf ball lands on the cart path?

Under Rule 24-2b Immovable Obstruction – If your ball lies on or near the cart path or when the obstruction interferes with your stance or the area of intended swing you may take free relief – you must determine the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole with in one club length and the ball must be dropped.

Can you play from Gur in golf?

An exception is if the GUR and the ball are on the putting green. The only situations you don’t receive relief without penalty from GUR are when your ball is in a water hazard or when your ball is in a bunker and you choose to drop outside that bunker.