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  1. If you make a very small mark on the fairway by tapping the ground with your club 3 feet from in front of your ball, does that count as not allowed. NOT ALLOWED I know pros have been making a divot with their club on the tee box then using the up turned turf as a tee for the ball. eg Laura Davies. same thing or different. ALLOWED
  2. From the Definitions: Stance - The position of a player’s feet and body in preparing for and making a stroke. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=definitions&subrulenum=63
  3. Absent any Local Rule about IO's near the putting green, where else apart from a ball on the putting green would you expect line of play relief?
  4. What's that Rule number, please?
  5. Make sure you mean the PGA Tour, a for profit business which masquerades as a 501c3. Their only interest is self-interest. Mega bonuses for their execs and miilions for players and agents. They'll fix NOTHING!
  6. If I found my ball at the end of your red arrow, I would first ask myself if the ball was touching the sand in the bunker (not merely some grains of sand which were not in the bunker.) If I find that the ball is not touching the bunker, I will conclude that the ball is embedded in the general area and at first glance, free relief is available. Now, in order to proceed, I must determine the proper relief area. I will look for a place in he general area which is within one club-length of the ball but not nearer the hole. If I can find such a place, I shall take free relief. However, such a relief area might not exist due to the shape of the edge of the bunker and the location of the hole. The sad news now is that free relief cannot be taken and the unplayable options are all that are left.
  7. Depends upon from where the stroke was made. 1) When Ball Played from Putting Green Accidentally Hits Any Person, Animal or Movable Obstruction (Including Another Ball in Motion) on Putting Green: The stroke does not count and the original ball or another ball must be replaced on its original spot 2) When ball played from anywhere else. If a player’s ball in motion accidentally hits any person or outside influence, the ball must be played as it lies, https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=rule&rulenum=11
  8. You're now 0 for 1. Congratulations, few have achieved your standard of stupid in such a short time.
  9. "I estimate that my ball landed in the cart here. I'm going to stick a tee in the ground here and drop, without penalty, a ball within one club-length of that tee but not nearer the hole. "
  10. I believe it's been a Local Rule at St Andrews for some time, if that helps. :)
  11. 5-2g Posting a Score from an Unrated Set of Tees on a Rated Course offers another option. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/handicapping/handicap-manual.html#!rule-14379
  12. The Rules aren't that mean. A ball which the player is certain is in an abnormal course condition but cannot locate or cannot retrieve is not a "lost ball". Okay, he or she might have to buy a new one but it'd not "lost" in the sense of Rule 18. R16.1e. Relief for Ball Not Found but in or on Abnormal Course Condition If a player’s ball has not been found and it is known or virtually certain that the ball came to rest in or on an abnormal course condition on the course, the player may use this relief option instead of taking stroke-and-distance relief: The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b, c or d, using the estimated point where the ball last crossed the edge of the abnormal course condition on the course as the spot of the ball for purposes of finding the nearest point of complete relief.
  13. Temporary water anywhere on the course except in a penalty area is afforded relief, mostly free except in a couple of circumstances one of which is in bunkers, and is covered in Rule 16.1. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=rule&rulenum=16&subrulenum=1
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