What about if the sidewalk is not part of the golf course and is considered a public sidewalk? That has to be OB right???? My friend said that's a free relief and I said no.. Since the sidewalk is OB you play it how it lies just like if your ball is right by an OB fence.. Play it as it lies.. Was I correct??
You do not get relief from immovable obstructions that are OB. So if the sidewalk was OB your are correct, no relief.
I'm assuming the ball was in bounds. Obviously, if the ball is OB, non of this applies.