FOrtunately the course I was playing wasn't crowded & nobody was on the green on the adjacent hole. Obviously, I didn't want to hit a 5 iron off the green to get back to my fairway. I took a lie no closer to the hole, dropped on the fringe of the green & got it back nicely on my fairway. How would you play and score the penalty associated with flying a drive onto a green on an adjacent hole ? I played it OB, but could it be considered ground under repair with no penalty ? THx
Completely lost a drive & it ended up on green on next hole ?!?!
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Just a couple of notes on this.
This is a "must" under the rules. You are not allowed to play from a wrong green. You must take relief.
Relief from the green means the ball is on the green, if your stance is on the wrong green and the ball is not, this rule does not apply.
Although not playing from the fringe is good advice in a casual round, be aware that technically, (you're in a tournament) the drop (ball hits the ground) must be within 1 club length from your nearest point of relief. This may or may not get you off the fringe.
If you DO NOT take relief from a wrong putting green the penalty is loss of hole in match play, a 2 stroke penalty in stroke play.
Done it a couple of times. Once I hit my drive like a giant pulled lobwedge on the green of the previous hole. After the drop I hit my next shot on the green of the next hole.
But also a question. What if the green is a green for training aid. I would think that's no official green. What to do if it is not out of bounds and also no local rule in place. Play as it lies?
Close but no cigar
Nearest point of relief not closer to the hole it is.
Point of entry is irrelevant. You find the nearest point of relief, no closer the hole, and drop within a club length of that point.
Correct, no penalty.
Pardon me for belaboring the issue, but based on earlier conversations that would indeed be the fringe of the green right?
So what is "full relief here", ie the ball is on the green so you take relief - ball obviously can't be on the green, can you stand on the green after relief has been taken? Obviously a big no no in a friendly game but could be an issue in a comp.