Here are a few questions received in the past weeks from golfers. Answers at the end of the article.
A) In a Match Play, a hole is a Par 4 for the man and a par 5 for the woman. Both have a score of 5. Who wins the hole?
B) I send my ball on another hole. I don’t find my ball and I see only a bunker and light rough. I am certain someone picked up my ball and the players in my group agree. I drop a ball somewhere close to that area without penalty.
C) When I arrive on the green, I mark my ball and substitute it for my putting ball. I do that on each hole. My putting ball is so expensive I don’t want to lose it.
D) My ball is on a cart path a few inches from the right edge. A red line is adjacent to that side of the cart path. I may drop the ball without penalty on the left side.
E) The player sends his ball Out of Bounds. He re-tees but the ball is 12 inches in front of the tee markers. He finishes his round, and someone questions the incident.
A) Nobody wins the hole because they both made 5. Match Play does not recognize the PAR, or Bogey or any other names.
B) The ball must ne considered LOST. If you have time, you can go and ask the group on that hole is someone played your ball.
C) The general penalty is applied on each hole for a total of 36 penalty strokes.
D) The nearest point of relief must not be in a penalty area. The player proceeded correctly.
E) The obligation to correct the wrong tee is only applicable for the first shot on a hole. When the player is playing his third stroke, it counts, and he must add 2 strokes for playing from the wrong place, but he must not correct.