December 05, 2018 at 06:08 PM
By Richard A
Richard ASt Neots, Cambs
I'm after a precise answer to this question please.
In my last club championship I accidentally moved my ball on the fairway while brushing away some debri around my ball. The ball moved approx 4 inches at a right angle, I continued playing the ball as it lie under 2 shot penalty. I later found out that I should of replaced it to it's original spot and then played it under penalty. Because I played it from the wrong pkace I was disqualified.
My question is that under the new rules if when in the rough I accidentally move my ball I can replace it without penalty, the same applies when on the green, also if I hit my ball on to a different fairway and someone else picks it up I can replace it as close as possible to it's original spot without penalty. I can't find anything in the new rules where this would apply if I was to accidentally move my ball on the fairway. This rule doesn't seem to make sense your thoughts would be most appreciated.
Frank PPort St. Lucie, FL
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