New Local Rule: Ball accidentally moved on a putting green

Course Noticeboard : New Local Rule: Ball accidentally moved on a putting green

As described in the recent email to members from Stan Simpson, there has been a new Local Rule introduced by the R&A and USGA which has been adopted by Mapperley Golf Club with immediate effect:-


Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. 

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. 

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.  

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.”

 

Click the this link to see a video which further explains the rule.

Graeme Bunting

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