Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ask Linda #1140-Alternate shot from different tees
The 2-person team has players that tee off from different tees. Blue for one; forward tees for the other. Handicaps have been adjusted to accommodate this. Player A tees from the forward tees and hits the ball out of bounds. Where does Player B hit the next shot from?
Lou from Ottawa, Canada
Player B will hit the next shot from the forward tees, and that shot will be the third shot on the hole for Team A/B [Decision 29/2]. In the reverse situation (Player B hits the ball out of bounds from the Blue tee), Player A would hit the next shot from the Blue tee.
In foursomes (golf-speak for alternate shot), the partners play alternately from the teeing grounds. In other words, if Player A hits the tee shot on the first hole, Player B will hit the tee shot on the second hole, and so forth. Once Player A tees off, play on the hole has begun. If Player A’s tee shot goes out of bounds, the team follows the Rule for an out-of-bounds ball, which is to hit the next shot from the spot where the original ball was last played (the teeing ground, in this case) and add one penalty stroke to the score.
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