What Is The Rule For Ground Under Repair?

When dropping from ground under repair, you must take the nearest point of relief (stance) and one club length.

Make sure you drop the ball no closer to the hole.

When dropping, hold your arm shoulder high and drop the ball straight down.

Do you have to find your ball in ground under repair?


Rule 16.1e makes reference to “your ball being not found and it is known or virtually certain that your ball came to rest in or on the abnormal course condition.” In the absence of such knowledge or certainty, you must proceed under Rule 18 (Lost Ball).

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.”

Do you have to drop from Gur?

The next point is important. When taking relief from GUR, an abnormal ground condition, the player must drop the ball, without penalty, within ONE club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief.

Can nearest point of relief be in a bunker?

The “nearest point of relief” is the reference point for taking relief without penalty from interference by an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2), an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1) or a wrong putting green (Rule 25-3). It is the point on the course nearest to where the ball lies: that is not nearer the hole, and.