Relief from casual water on the green.

After heavy rain, the 14th had water pooling all along the back edge of the putting surface. Dick Rawles ball had come to rest on the green but in the water. His nearest point of relief was clearly off the green but this meant he would now have to chip the ball over the water on the green to the hole. So that’s tough right because you don’t get relief from casual water on the green if you are off the green? Well not if you have dropped from the green! You are entitled to a dry area to drop and a dry line to the hole even if your nearest point is off the green! Remember this rule, especially right now it may save you a shot and some grief.  TR.



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