The Most Often Broken Rule in Golf: How to Properly Drop a Ball (Rule 20-2a)
- He must stand erect – No squatting down or bending over at the waist.
- The ball must be held at shoulder height – Not at your knees so it doesn’t plug in the bunker or above your head so that it bounces and rolls more than two club lengths.
How do you drop a ball in golf?
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Golf’s New Rules (2019): New Procedure for Dropping a Ball
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Where can I take a drop in golf?
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 the new drop rule in golf?
Explanation: Players continue to drop a ball when taking relief, but the dropping procedure is changed in several ways as detailed in Rule 14.3. When taking relief (from an abnormal course condition or penalty area, for example), golfers will now drop from knee height.
Can you drop a golf ball in a hazard?
You can play the ball out of the hazard if possible, which should be considered but remember that in most cases it is best to drop the ball under a penalty of one stroke unless you have a high percentage shot out of the hazard.