Monday, October 21, 2013
Ask Linda #736-Posts support OB fence
I understand the rule regarding the OB Wall is fixed and no free relief is given when the ball lies against the wall.
We have a case where an eight foot wall is supported by very large (36” in diameter) concrete posts at a 45 degree angle towards in bounds, some 3 feet away from the wall. Between the posts and the wall is a clear area for a player to walk under…but the posts are clearly in bounds but attached to the very high wall.
My question is: if a ball lies in bounds near the very large supporting posts that hold up the wall, but not against the wall, would I be right in saying if it interferes with your stance or swing there is relief with no penalty? We are talking about the base of the post 3 feet in bounds away from the wall, with the posts deemed immovable.
Please could you help.
Lou from Thailand
Angled supports that extend onto the golf course are obstructions [Decision 24/2]. You are entitled to free relief if the supports interfere with your stance or swing.
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