‘Preferred lies’ is the term that means that you as a golf player are allowed to improve your lie without penalty on certain parts of a golf course.
It’s a local rule only and is also known as ‘winter rules’.
It’s only in effect if you’re informed upon arrival at the golf course.
What is meant by through the green in golf?
” ‘Through the green’ is the whole area of the course except: a. The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played; and.
What is closely mown area in golf?
Golfers can lift, clean and place a ball only when it originally lies in a closely mown area. “Closely mown area” means any part of the golf course that is mowed to fairway height.
Can you pick up golf ball fairway?
Rule 5.4 Use of tee on fairway or in rough
You can use a tee not to exceed 6 inches anywhere on the fairway or rough. This rule gives you a better chance of striking the ball without dribbling the ball a few yards away. Most recreational golfers are not very good at taking a divot and so top the ball frequently.
What are winter rules for golf?
Winter rules only apply to “closely mown areas” – those parts of the course cut to fairway height or less, including paths through the rough, and the fringes or aprons around the greens. You MUST mark the position of the ball before lifting, cleaning and placing – failure to do so leads to a one-stroke penalty.