It is not mandatory to drop from ground under repair. You always have the option to play a ball from ground under repair unless the golf course or committee prohibits it.
The player must take free relief or penalty relief under Rule 16.1c(1) or (2). No Play Zone on Putting Green.
When a committee defines a bunker as GUR, for example if it is being repaired, it is treated as part of the general area. So, as far as the Rules are concerned, it is no longer a bunker. You can proceed under Rule 16.1b, which covers relief from an abnormal course condition in the general area.
In this case (general area), you may substitute a ball without penalty and drop this ball within the relief area and not nearer the hole than this reference point. When dropped, the ball must first strike the relief area and remain in the relief area (and is not in a penalty area or on the putting green).
As a general rule, you can play from GUR — unless the committee has declared it a no-play zone.
To take relief, you must find the nearest point of complete relief from the ground under repair and drop your original ball or another ball away from the ground under repair and within one club-length of that point not nearer the hole (see Rule 16.1).
Water that is overflowing from a water hazard and outside the hazard marking is casual water. If it is not known or virtually certain that your ball is lost in the area of casual water, then you must assume your ball is lost and play under stroke and distance.
The nearest point of relief is the spot the shortest distance away from where your ball lies that is not closer to the hole and where if your ball was there, you could make a stroke at it without any interference from the thing you are taking relief from.
(2) You may take back-on-the-line relief in the bunker (see Rule 19.2b). (3) You may drop in the bunker within two club-lengths of where your ball lies but not nearer to the hole (see Rule 19.2c).
A drain in a bunker interferes with the stance of a player whose ball lies in the bunker. The ball may be dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief. Both the nearest point of relief and the spot of the drop must be within the bunker.
Is there any free relief, or is it just play it as it lies? Answer: The Rules of Golf stipulate that this is play it as it lies, similar to a ball being up a tree, or on top of a rock. If you don't wish to play it as it lies, then you can take an unplayable, which will cost you a one stroke penalty. .
Within the rules of golf a plugged lie is known as an embedded ball. The good news is that unless you are in a bunker or penalty area, you do now get relief without penalty. Under the pre-2019 rules, this was only the case if you were on the fairway or other closely mown areas.
Can I submit a score when the bunkers are GUR? Yes. You may find some or all of the bunkers on your course are marked as 'Ground under Repair' during challenging weather conditions.
Your nearest point of relief will be the spot on the golf course nearest to where your ball lies is that is not nearer to the hole and that gives you complete relief from the cart path. To determine that spot, you should use the club that you would have used if the cart path was not there.
(2) When Ball Is in Penalty Area. The player may take free relief or penalty relief: Free Relief: Playing from Inside Penalty Area. The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b, except that the nearest point of complete relief.
At any time, a player may take stroke-and-distance relief by adding one penalty stroke and playing the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6). The player always has this stroke-and-distance relief option: No matter where the player's ball is on the course, and.
Yellow water hazards
You can, of course, play your ball as it lies in the hazard, if possible. If you choose to take relief, below are your two options, each for one penalty stroke: Proceed under stroke and distance by dropping a ball at the spot of your previous stroke.
When the bunker is filled with temporary water, you may play your ball as it lies or take free relief in the bunker. When taking free relief, you must find the nearest point of complete relief in the bunker and drop within the one club-length relief area (see Rule 16.1c(1)).
If you find your ball in play, but in a circumstance where you are not able to make a swing or advance the ball, then you are always entitled to claim an unplayable lie. Under this rule, you incur a one-stroke penalty, but are permitted to take relief from your troubling situation.
If you find your ball in ground under repair – an abnormal course condition – you may take free relief.
Before a golfer is about to take relief, a golfer can clean the ball. This includes any situation where you are taking relief: from a hazard, from an unplayable lie, from a plugged lie. Before a golfer starts a new hole, a golfer can clean the ball.
The correct method of play would be to return to the spot from which the original ball was last played, and under penalty of one stroke, continue play from there. Yes, that means that a lost ball is a stroke and distance penalty.
Regardless of whether you choose to take relief, you must take a 2-stroke penalty. For example, if your drive went out of bounds, that is your first shot. Now, add two strokes for your penalty and your next shot after your new placement will be your fourth shot.
As part of the new golf rules, the USGA and R&A have declared a player can take free embedded-ball relief in any part of the course deemed the "general area." The "general area" is what was once called "through the green," which is the area of the golf course that isn't the tee box and putting green of the hole being ...