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http://golfweek.com/2018/02/07/the-forecaddie-pga-tour-takes-stand-with-bunker-liner-rule/ I'm glad, mostly, but without spending too much time looking into this… the bunker liner is man-made, and an obstruction, and the Rules of Golf grant you relief for obstructions for your stance, too. Isn't this a Rule 24 issue? Again, only two minutes of thought here, but I don't consider a bunker liner an abnormal ground condition.
The picture shows the 1st hole tee area and the 9th hole green (and the practice green). There is a fence approximately 15 feet high along the right edge of the cart path leaving the ninth hole and extends past the first set of trees. This fence protects the players on the 9th green from errant tee shots on the 1st hole. My approach shot, the Pitching Wedge, landed about pin high but maybe 10 feet to the right of the green which is a slope that caused the ball to bounce/roll forward, to the right, and to the cart path. The ball then rolled under the fence and ended just an inch or two to th
When a drop zone is created, if a player's ball unintentionally ends up in the "drop zone", is he allowed relief in the same manner as GUR? Drop zones funnel a fair number of players into a limited area. It is not unusual to have quite a few unrepaired divot holes and generally chopped up turf concentrated within a small circle or area. Today a player in our group hit his shot and when we arrived, his ball was within a drop zone circle. Fortunately for him is was not in a divot hole. Still it got me thinking that if a drop zone is created near where other players may end up, it might be r