Rule 25 – Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball and Wrong Putting Green
25-3. Wrong Putting Green
- a. Interference
Interference to a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing is not, of itself, interference under this Rule.
- b. Relief
If a player’s ball lies on a wrong putting green, he must not play the ball as it lies. He must take relief, without penalty, as follows:
The player must lift the ball and drop it within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. When dropping the ball within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the wrong putting green and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule.
Penalty for Breach of Rule:
Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.