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Archive for October 2012

The Rules of Golf Make the Dye Course Now More Enjoyable to Play

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Rule 12-1a deals with searching for or identifying a ball that is covered by sand, anywhere on the course. The player is now entitled to touch or move as much sand as is deemed necessary to find or identify his ball. Once the ball has been properly found and identified, any sand that was moved must be replaced in order to re-create the original lie. Should the ball be moved, and it can be proven that the movement was directly attributable to the touching or moving of the sand to find or identify his ball, there is no penalty, and the ball must be replaced and the original lie re-created. In re-creating the lie under this Rule, the player is now allowed to leave a small part of the ball visible.

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