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New Local Rule for Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds

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Purpose of the new 2019 Local Rule option:

When a provisional ball has not been played, significant issues with pace of play can result for a player needing to take stroke-and-distance relief for a ball that is out of bounds or cannot be found.The purpose of this Local Rule is to allow a Committee to provide an extra relief option that allows a player to play on without returning to the location of the previous stroke.

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  • •  The 1-minute video above and the below diagrams explain how the new Local Rule works
  • •  Click here for the text of the new Local Rule
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2019 Local Rule option 1
2019 Local Rule option 2


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