Interesting question regarding deeming a ball unplayable on the wrong putting green. Yes, the player can do that, and proceed under one of the three options:
a. stroke and distance - return to the spot where the previous stroke was made
b. drop behind the spot where the ball lies on the wrong putting green on a line that keeps the spot where the ball lies in a direct line to the flag stick, with no limit as to how far behind along that straight line
c. drop within two club lengths of where the ball lies on the wrong putting green, but no nearer the hole. If those two club lengths don't get you off the wrong putting green, you must drop on the wrong putting green - then you're in the same situation as you started with, but one penalty stroke added to your score.
Thank rogolf but may have misunderstood what i meant?
I was talking about once relief for the wrong putting green has been taken and then discussing my options with my feet on the putting green not the ball.
The unplayable reference is once relief has been taken from the wrong putting green in the first instance.
My ball lands on the wrong green, I determine NPR and drop. Ball lands and rolls within the allowable definition as per the rules and relief has been taken as per Rule 25-3.
Before lifting my tees (marking the drop), I take my stance to check and as a result of where the ball has landed my stance is now on the putting green due to the smallish fringe\apron.
This is where my questions stem from and if I have read and understood the above correctly:
As the rule does not cover stance and only ball relief, I may not re-drop correct under 25-3? It must be played as to where it lies?
If the above is the case and I do not wish to have my stance on the green due to my aggressive swing leaving major marks on the putting surface what would then be my options? (Which is why I referenced unplayable).
Hope this clears up where I am confused about the rule and what the options would be.
Edited by Chunky McChunkerson, 08 June 2017 - 10:14 AM.
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