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Water Hazard (yellow stakes)


The 15th green at Spyglass Hill features a water hazard (yellow stakes). Players can hit from where the last stroke was played, or drop a ball any distance behind the water hazard, keeping a straight line between the hole and the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard.


POINT OF ENTRY


With a regular water hazard, if the player chooses not to re-hit, the ball must be dropped in line with the entry point and the flag.


NO


A player is NOT entitled to drop within two clubs of the entry point if the ball is in a water hazard.


lines) you may play the ball as it lies, or under penalty of one stroke: • Play a ball from where


your last stroke was played, or • Drop a ball any dis- tance behind the water haz- ard, keeping a straight line between the hole, the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard and the spot on which the ball is dropped. If your ball is in a lateral


water hazard (red stakes and/or lines), in addition to


the options for a ball in a water hazard, under penalty of one stroke, you may drop within two club-lengths of, and not nearer the hole than: • The point where the


ball last crossed the margin of the hazard, or • A point on the op- posite side of the hazard equidistant to the hole from the point where the ball last crossed the margin. It is common that when


all of the options under Rule 26 are not available,


A player can move a water hazard stake, since it is a moveable obstruction.


the committee will install a dropping zone as an ad- ditional option. If you decide to play the


ball from within the water hazard, there are several restrictions in the Rules of Golf. • Loose impediments


may not be touched or moved.


• You cannot touch


the ground with your hand or club, unless it is to prevent from falling, to move a movable obstruc- tion, to mark or lift the ball, or to measure. • You are not entitled to


test the condition of the water hazard or a similar water hazard.


SUMMER 2013 / NCGA.ORG / 65


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