GOLF RULES Playing opposite-handed to get free relief

Golf Australia’s golf rules guru David Blake has been going through a bunch of golf rules as part of Under The Card’s YouTube channel and this one may surprise you.

If it’s considered reasonable that you would have to play a shot opposite-handed, but you’re stance or swing is being interfered with by an immovable obstruction such as a cart path for example, then you’re entitled to free relief.

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GOLF RULES REMINDER Playing original ball vs provisional ball

You’ve hit a provisional golf ball after thinking your original ball may be lost. But what happens when your original golf ball is found?

Under The Card posted this nice rules reminder of this situation, and we’re sharing it below.

I think it’s worth noting that once the original ball is found within three minutes, and you choose to go back and play another golf ball as one of your options for an unplayable lie, you cannot use that provisional you first used off the tee.

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Paul Casey escapes penalty after his golf ball rolled over a bug

In case you missed it Paul Casey escaped a penalty after his golf ball rolled over a bug on the green during the European Tour’s Porsche European Open in Germany.

Check out the video below:

One of the weirder golfing rules… 🐛@Paul_Casey #PEO2019

— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) September 6, 2019

“I putted the ball, when I looked up, the ball was going in the hole, just crept in, left edge,” Casey said in the video.

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