Friday, January 9, 2015

Ask Linda #977-Ball ricochets out of bounds

Hi Linda,

Could you please clear up a dispute? I hit my second shot to our 18th green, a high 8 iron. The ball came down on a grate that covered a drain on the side of the green. The ball bounced and landed the on the other side of the cart path, which was out of bounds… Do I hit a second ball from the original spot with a stroke and distance penalty…. or hit another shot, without penalty?
Lou from Richmond, Australia

Dear Lou,

The ball is out of bounds. The location of the ball is determined by where it lies, not how it got there.

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