Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ask Linda #426-Ball hits partner’s bag

Dear Linda,
We were playing match play (4 balls) and my ball hit my partner’s bag. Do we lose the hole or are we penalized 2 stokes?

Dear Lou,

Neither. If your ball hits your partner’s bag (or your own bag), you will incur a one-stroke penalty and you must play the ball as it lies. The rule is the same for both match play and stroke play [Rule 19-2].

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