Can you putt on a Practice Putting Green between holes?
Today is July 18th, 2018 and we present Can you putt on a Practice Putting Green between holes? Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #97. 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.
Last Weeks Quiz:
A player was on a very steep bank and in attempting to hit the ball, topped it and drove it into the ground. The ball ended up being buried in the face of the bank. Can he now proceed under rule 25-2 which is the embedded ball rule and get a free drop under that rule?
Last Weeks Answer:
Under Rule 25-2, relief is provided if a ball is embedded in its own pitch mark. The word “pitch-mark” implies that the ball has become airborne. So the answer is NO, there is no relief and the player may either play it as it lies or take a drop under the unplayable lie rule. Rule 28.
Last Weeks Winner:
Thanks to all who answered last weeks quiz. Almost everyone got this one right. The winner is Mike Black of New York, NY. Congrats, Mike, please contact us to set up a time for your one-hour lesson. If you wish to take it in NY, you may wait until I am there in June 2019.
This Weeks quiz: Can you putt on a Practice Putting Green between holes?
This was a situation where one of my former instructors, Pat Hofmann, was playing in a South Carolina PGA event and was driving the cart from the 9th green to the 10th tee. He noticed that there was a holdup on the 10th tee, so he stopped by the practice green (which was on the way and near the 10th tee) and hit a few putts. Is this allowed, and if not what penalty should he incur?
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