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#1 chevrolet

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 06:24 PM

A playing partner hit a shot towards the green and hit a stake that the ground staff had installed to protect a recovering wet patch near the green (a rope was strung between 2 stakes). The ball deflected away from the green. The player wanted to replay the shot but in reality he had played a pretty ordinary shot, the stake/s weren't anywhere near his line of play.

 

At one of the clubs we play at, there is a local rule that if you do hit a stake, you can replay the shot without penalty.

 

That rule isn't in place at the club where this incident occurred.

 

As his marker, I didn't think he could claim relief.

 

Any views on this?

 

Thanks



#2 WendyD

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:36 PM

There is no relief on line of play for such a stake. It's a moveable obstruction which could have been moved before he played his shot. Rule 15.2. As for the deflection, there is no cancel and replay. The stake is an outside influence,  See Rule 11.1.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:31 AM

A Local Rule is localised to the Course where the Local Rule is posted.
By the way on the replaying the stroke, the player should have no choice. The Local Rule probably says MUST, not CAN.

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:43 AM

A Local Rule is localised to the Course where the Local Rule is posted.
By the way on the replaying the stroke, the player should have no choice. The Local Rule probably says MUST, not CAN.

The Local Rule MUST say MUST



#5 chevrolet

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 06:19 PM

Thanks for the responses, clarified now.






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