Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:27 PM
The thread is long. I noticed reference to the Withdrawn Decision. Like some mentioned I thought the Decision was useful.
Did anyone mention Decision 20-7/4?
The last paragraph of this Decison which covers an Environmentally-Sensitive area situation states "The same principles would apply to strokes made in other areas on the course from which Play is prohibited ( e.g. Ground under repair from which relief is mandatory or a wrong putting green). The Decision establishes that the strokes count and the penalty of 2 strokes applies to each stroke taken in the play prohibited area and the player must play out the hole with ball played from the ESA ( or wrong putting green in this case) .This is a New Decision 2016/2017.
From what I recall of Colin CL's post this is where he went. It makes sense that 2 strokes penalty for breach of Rule 25-3 also apply.
Apologies for wasting people's time if I have done so.