- In stroke play, when playing out of a bad lie, a player accidentally hits the ball a second time on her follow through. What is the ruling?
A: The double hit counts as two shots but there is no additional penalty.
B: The double hit counts as only one stroke and there is no penalty.
C: The double hit counts as one shot and the player gets an additional one stroke penalty.
- In stroke play, a player’s ball lies in a penalty area. When taking back-on-the-line relief, she may choose to drop the ball in a bunker.
- A player makes a practice swing and accidentally moves her ball in play on the fairway with her club. What is the ruling?
A: There is no penalty but the player must replace the ball.
B: There is no penalty, but the movement of the ball counts as a stroke and the ball must be played as it lies.
C: The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball.
- Correct Answer – B
The double hit counts as only one stroke and there is no penalty.
Explanation: As per Rule 10.1a, if the player’s club accidentally strikes the ball more than once, there has been only one stroke and there is no penalty.
- Correct Answer – True
Explanation: The player is allowed to drop her ball anywhere on the course except the same penalty area.
3. Correct Answer – C
The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball.
Explanation: If a player causes her ball in the general area to move without making a stroke there is a one stroke penalty (Rule 9.4b).