Question: What Happens If An Animal Takes Your Golf Ball?

When Penalty Applies to a Player

A player gets the general penalty if he or she deliberately deflects or stops any ball in motion.

This is true whether it is the player’s own ball or a ball played by an opponent or by another player in stroke play.

What happens if an animal picks up your golf ball?

Rule 19-1 states that if a player makes a stroke from off the putting green and their ball is accidentally deflected or stopped by any outside agency, it is a rub of the green, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies.16 Dec 2014

What happens when your golf ball hits another?

There is no penalty when a ball played from off the putting green 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.

What do crows do with golf balls?

Some suggest crows were attracted to the balls because they think they’re eggs or food. Stolen balls were often found damaged. “They hack into them,” Dave said. Another theory was that the crows pinch the balls for fun.15 Mar 2016

What is the penalty for a lost ball in golf?

Rules of Golf – Lost Ball and Out of Bounds. When you have lost your ball, or hit a shot out of bounds, which is marked by white stakes or lines, the penalty is one stroke and distance. What this means is that you incur a one-stroke penalty and need to go back to the point from where you hit your last shot.19 Sep 2016