20 Apr 2011
April 20, 2011

Golf Lesson – an Embedded Ball


Golf Lesson – an Embedded Ball

SITUATION: During competition game at New Kuta Golf Club, Player A golf ball fell in front of the green, embedded edge in a water hazard is a bit muddy which is marked with yellow stakes.

COMMON ERRORS: Player A prying out the ball from the location which it is embedded from let’s say hole 9 at New Kuta Golf Club. Then drop the ball near where the ball was embedded. He feels entitled to drop the ball because he knows that Rule 25-2 allowing a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the area along the field (through the green) the grass was mowed tall grass fairway, or shorter, may be in the lift, in clean and in the drop without penalty. Player A wrong to interpret the meaning of the sentence is written on these Regulations. The phrase “along the ground” (“through the green”) explains the entire area within the field, except the green-tee and the hole is being played, and all of any obstacles in the field.

Because the-ball embedded in the barrier should not be in the lift, Player A must wear a two-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2. He lost the hole in match play.

CORRECT PROCEDURE: Player A can play the ball out of the lies that are embedded as it is. If not, he can use his right to proceed according to the yellow water hazard Rule (Rule 26) with one stroke penalty.

NOTE: If the ball is embedded along the ground in the fall-ball (pitch marknya) itself, the player may lift, clean, and-drop without penalty, as near as possible to the original location of the origin of the embedded ball, but no closer to hole.