Golf Saskatchewan Rule of the Week

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A prac­ti­cal joker re­moves the flag­stick from the hole and sticks it into the putting green some dis­tance from the hole. The play­ers ap­proach­ing the green are un­aware of this ac­tion and they play to­wards the flag­stick and not the hole. Do the play­ers have the op­tion to re­play?

QUES­TION.

No. In equity (Rule 1-4), the play­ers must

AN­SWER.

ac­cept the re­sul­tant ad­van­tage or dis­ad­van­tage.

While this does ap­pear to be un­fair, cruel or un­usual pun­ish­ment, as am­a­teur golf goes, there will be some­one in your group who has a twofoot birdie putt. En­joy the start to the year and play by the rules .... if pos­si­ble.

Happy golf­ing and re­mem­ber the Rules of Golf Mat­ter.

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