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QSay you hit a ball that goes bounding down the cartpath. It’s pretty scuffed up, but there are no visible cracks, and the ball is still as round as when you bought it. Can you replace it during play on a hole?
ANo. A ball is not unfit for play solely because of scuff marks or scrapes, or the paint is damaged or discoloured (Rule 5-3). And remember, if you li a ball to inspect it to see if it’s too beat up to keep using, do not clean it. If you do, it’s a one-stroke penalty.