What Is Stroke And Distance Relief?

Relief under Penalty of Stroke and Distance Allowed at Any Time.

At any time, a player may take stroke-and-distance relief by adding one penalty stroke and playing the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6).

What does penalty of stroke and distance mean?

The stroke-and-distance penalty imposed by Rule 27 is quite straightforward:if your ball is lost anywhere other than in a hazard, or is out of bounds, you must play another ball as nearly as possible from the spot from which the original ball was played, and add a penalty stroke.

What is the stroke and distance rule in golf?

The New Rule: A new Local Rule will provide golfers with an alternative to stroke-and-distance relief for balls that are lost outside a penalty area or out of bounds. First, figure out where your ball went out of bounds or is likely to be lost. Then, find the nearest fairway edge.

What is the stroke penalty for a lost ball?

Rule 27-1: If a ball is lost as a result of not being found or identified as his by the player within five minutes after the player’s side or his or their caddies have begun to search for it, the player must play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was

What does a one stroke penalty mean?

Unplayable lies. One-stroke penalty. Drop the ball (no nearer the hole) within. two club lengths of the original spot; drop the ball as far back as. you want, keeping the original spot between you and the hole; or.