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.

After you get free relief, you’re then entitled to play the shot however you like; left or right-handed.

It’s a quirky rule that I can’t imagine would ever need to be invoked very often, but it is within the rules of golf. Check out the explanation below.

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