What is the procedure for dropping a ball on a steep slope?

What is the procedure for dropping a ball on a steep slope?

Today is August 8th 2018 and we present What is the procedure for dropping a ball on a steep slope?  Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #100.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Apologies for the scratchy sound at the beginning of this video.

What is the procedure for dropping a ball on a steep slope?

This Weeks Quiz:

A player has to take a drop alongside a hazard.  He is dropping a ball onto a steep slope and it is obvious that the ball, once it hits the ground, is going to roll into the hazard.  The player asks whether he can forgo the normal drop procedure and just place the ball as he is going to have to do that anyway after 2 balls have rolled into the hazard.

My question this week is can he place the ball without doing the normal 2 drops and if not what is the penalty if he did so?  Answers to melsolegolf@gmail.com This is the only form of entry to our quiz.  The winner will receive a one hour lesson at either the SC, NC or NY locations.

Last Weeks Quiz:

Players A and B are partners in a four-ball competition.  After finishing the 4th hole, player B and their opponents walk to the 5th tee while player A continues to practice his putting on the 4th green. Player B tees off while player A is still putting.  Is there a penalty and if so what would the penalty be in both stroke and match play. 

Last Week’s answer:

In Match Play player A gets disqualified on the 5th hole.  Player B has to play their opponents on his own.  In Stroke Play, player A gets a 2 stroke penalty.

Last Week’s Winner: 

Glenn Wisse from New Philadelphia, PA wins this weeks quiz. This is the 4th or 5th time Glenn has won.  His was the first correct entry received last Wednesday.  Congratulations Glenn, I will look forward to helping you with your game the next time you are in Pawleys Island.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

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