Can the penalty drop from a hazard, because stake obstructs the swing,be taken outside the hazard if this the nearest ?
I'm confused about your question. The penalty drop from a (water) hazard is always taken outside the water hazard. But what do you mean by 'nearest'?
Are you describing a situation where a red stake is deemed to be an Immovable Obstruction (IO). The player tries to take penalty relief to the side but the stake would interfere with his stroke?
If so, he should take his penalty drop. He has now got a new situation. If he has interference from the IO (stake) he may then take free relief from that.
Edited by AAA, 11 March 2018 - 06:23 PM.