Preferred Lies – May 30 or 31

Preferred Lies – May 30 or 31

When a ball lies in part of the general area cut to fairway height or less free relief may be taken once by placing the original ball no more than one club length from the original lie no nearer the hole than the original lie and must be placed in the general area.

The ball may be cleaned when taking this relief.

This relief is limited to fairways, collars and teeing areas. It does not include a bare spot in the rough.

If the ball is in a bunker the same relief may be taken but the ball MUST be placed in the bunker and played from the bunker.

A breach of this rule results in a two stroke penalty under Rule 14.7a.

Temporary water is an abnormal course condition and free relief may be taken under Rule 16.1.

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