RULE 25 – JANUARY TIP OF THE MONTH
WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOU OR YOUR FELLOW PLAYER IS IN CASUAL WATER OR NOT?
Q 1. Is soft, mushy earth CASUAL WATER?
Q 2. If a pond (water hazard) has overflowed, is the overflow CASUAL WATER?
Definition: CASUAL WATER
“CASUAL WATER” is any TEMPORARY accumulation of water on the course that is NOT a water hazard and is visible before or after the player takes her stance. Snow and natural ice, other than frost, are either casual water or loose impediments, at the option of the player. Manufactured ice is an obstruction. Dew and frost are NOT CASUAL WATER.
A 1. No. Soft, mushy earth is NOT casual water unless water is visible on the surface before or after the player takes her stance.
A 2. Yes. Any overflow of water from a water hazard, which is outside the margin of the hazard, IS casual water.