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2019 Rules Caddy Marking Ball

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With the new rules I know a caddy will be allowed to mark a ball for the player on the putting green / clean and replace. When replacing the ball can they use a line on the golf ball to help aim a putt for the player?  So essentially the caddy is helping the player set up a line. My kid plays junior golf and see lots of parents do this. Is this legal now and moving forward even with the rules prohibiting caddy’s from helping with alignment?



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That's not the kind of "alignment" that is forbidden in the 2019 Rules.

And without double-checking I'm almost positive the caddie can replace the ball in 2018, too.

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2019 Rule 10.3 tells us what caddies may do and what is not permitted.


Aligning the ball is not mentioned, as such, it is not prohibited.


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