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} BALL IN WATER HAZARD CARRIED DOWNSTREAM


George Hinds asks: Q. My approach shot to the green goes into a water hazard and lies out of bounds. It last crossed the margin of the hazard in bounds. The fl ow of water in the hazard carries the ball downstream so it now is in bounds. May I proceed under Rule 26-1 instead of 27-1? A. Since the ball lies in bounds the player may use options as prescribed in Rule 26 (water hazards).


EXTRA CLUB IN BUNKER


Mike Kintz asks: Q. Can an extra club be placed in a bunker while you play your bunker shot? For example, I enter the bunker with my wedge and putter. I lay the putter down in the bunker while I play my shot. Is there a penalty? A. Exception #1 to Rule 13-4 permits a player to place his clubs in the bunker prior to playing a stroke, without penalty.


CLUBFACE HITS BALL WHILE IN FLIGHT


Steve LaRosa asks: Q. A player takes a swing to get his ball out of a bunker. The clubface strikes the sand behind the ball and the ball is airborne. The clubface continues and hits the in-fl ight ball. Is that a penalty? If so, what rule governs? A. Decision 14-4/3 states that even though the club itself did not initially strike the ball, the ball was put into motion due to the stroke; therefore Rule 14-4 applies. The player has incurred a penalty of one stroke for striking the ball more than once under Rule 14-4.


Edited by Ryan Gregg, Director of Education. To submit questions e-mail rgregg@ncga.org.


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