Originally Posted by Thats Good
Need a little help in understand how to proceed. reading several previous posts... some say you drop on a cart path and then take the appropriate relief from the obstruction. I beleive one does not drop on a man made obstruction and take secondary releif. So help me out here -- can anyone find the rule that states a player crops on a cart path.
Additionally -- the reason this came up is this. Red hazard on the left of a cart path, and on the right a large casual water area due to heavy rains. my ball was in casual water - closest releif was the cart path. If I take proper releif I drop on the cart path, but then the second releif drop from the obstruction cart path puts me back in casual water. How do you get out of that if you have to drop on the cart path?
You may drop on a cartpath providing it is not one from which you are taking relief.
In the case you raise (casual water) the rule (25b) has no prohibition. It says:
The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the condition and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.
This applies equally to relief from an different obstruction or GUR etc.
In the situation where you are bouncing from one problem to another and back again Decision 1-4/8 gives the answer
However, if finish on the cart path with a good lie, you may always play it from there