Friday, August 23, 2019

Ask Linda 1983-Double hit

My friend had a tricky downhill 1-foot putt recently. He putted and as he followed through with the putter he touched the ball again, i.e., a double hit.
Is this a penalty?
Lou from the UK, just outside Chester

Dear Lou,

There is no longer a penalty for a double hit. Under Rule 10.1a, if the player's club accidentally hits the ball more than once during a single stroke, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies.

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