Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:25 PM
Recently, for some reason, there appears to have been an increase of players at our Club removing the ball, after holed, with the head of their putter. Obviously this has the potential of damaging the hole for following players. The action is specifically identified in the etiquette section in the front of the Rule Book as being against the guidelines. To deter these players, does the Club Committee have the power to introduce a Local Rule where such an action would incur a penalty of, say, two strokes, or is it a matter of education?