A golfer typically takes a drop after hitting his ball in an area from which he either can’t play another shot or chooses not to play his next shot.
As a general rule, if the ball is in a hazard or is out of bounds, the player is assessed a penalty stroke for taking the drop.
What are the rules for dropping a ball in golf?
A drop in any other manner is a one-stroke penalty. The New Rule: The new rule states that a player’s only requirement is that the ball must be at knee height when dropping and must not touch any part of a player’s body or equipment before hitting the ground.
What happens when you hit your tee shot 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. For example, if you hit your tee shot out of bounds, you incur a one-shot penalty, must go back to the tee, hitting your third shot.
Where do you drop a golf ball?
If it was on the tee, you can re-tee. Take a drop within two club lengths of where the ball is at rest, not nearer the hole. Draw a line from the hole to where the ball is located and drop anywhere behind that point, keeping the point between you and the hole.
What is a 2 shot penalty in golf?
The penalty for doing so is loss of hole in Match Play or a two-shot penalty in Stroke Play. Unplayable Lie in a Bunker. Option 1 – Take a drop of no more than two (2) club lengths no closer to the hole, but still in the bunker, incurring a one-shot penalty.