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Repair of Hole Plugs, Ball Marks and Other Damage The player may repair an old hole plug or damage to the putting green caused by the impact of a ball, whether or not the player’s ball lies on the putting green.
If what you are saying that his club touched the grass lip of the bunker during his swing, then no penalty since it's not part of the bunker.
The OP doesn't make it clear whether this was match or stroke play.  In match play, if you tee off on the next hole before making a claim, it's too late.  If you're not sure, you've got to make a claim.
Only if they lie.  The rules assume no one lies.
Since not everyone has the rules of golf bookmarked, here's 13-4a (edited to only include the relevant parts):   13-4. Ball In Hazard; Prohibited Actions ..., before making a stroke at a ball that is in a hazard ...the player must not: a. Test the condition of the hazard or any similar hazard;
I would guess that this is a wetlands area with tall weeds.  That's pretty common.
Touching the ground with a club while the club is in your hand is grounding.  If you toss it in the hazard, that's not grounding as long as it's not in your hand when it touches the ground.
Without a local rule, that ball was in bounds.   However, when I wrote our local rules I added a statement that said if a ball crosses the road and ends up on the other side, it is out of bounds.   That's pretty typical.
The NPR is the point where the ball lies nearest to the original point when you take full relief for your lie, stance, and swing.So if the ball is in the middle of the path, the NPR is always to the left if you are right handed.If the ball is on the right of the path, the NPR will always be on the right.If there is a hedge, tree, big drop off, rocks, you name it, at the Nearest Point of Relief, it still is the NPR.  You can't pick the nearest point where you would rather...
Yes, it's possible to have a drop zone to be used when your ball is in the hazard.  You drop there instead of behind the hazard hitting 3.   However, it is not a legal drop zone if it does not force you to cross at least part of the hazard:   33-8/2 Local Rule Allows Drop on Green Side of Water Hazard When Ball Fails to Clear Hazard Q.The design of a hole is such that a player must hit the ball about 100 yards in order to carry a water hazard. A Local Rule has been...
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