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@Mike Boatright suggested the idea of eliminating dropping in favor of placing one's ball in the same area in which one would normally drop. I think the idea has some merit. For starters, one would never have to worry about whether to place the ball or drop it. Also, where the Rules specify re-hitting from a point as near as possible as the previous shot, we would be much more likely to actually do that. Plus, it would eliminate the times we stand on a hill, drop the ball and know it is going to bounce back into the hazard. I doubt it would save much time. It would make the Rules a bit more simple. I would be okay with people getting a decent lie after taking relief, either free or with penalty. I don't think anyone will miss taking an "unplayable" penalty, dropping the ball and having it roll back behind the same rock.