Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ask Linda #1131-Move opponent’s ball mark
Linda…what is the ruling if a player inadvertently steps on or kicks (and moves) an opponent’s ball marker?
Lou from Texas
The player incurs a one-stroke penalty and the ball marker must be replaced [Rule 18-3b].
I assume that you are referring to match play, since you used the term “opponent.” In stroke play, if a “fellow competitor” moves your ball marker, there is no penalty and, again, the marker must be replaced.
In match play, players are referred to as “opponents.”
In stroke play, players are referred to as “fellow competitors.”
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