Become A Rules Guru (No.9) Substitution of Ball

Saturday 8th December 2018

Rules of Golf 2019

Under Rule 14.3, when taking relief, the player will always be allowed the choice of substituting a ball or using the original ball, including:

When taking penalty relief as well as when taking free relief (Rules 15-19), and

Any other time the player is required to drop and play a ball, such as when returning to play from where a previous stroke was made after the stroke is cancelled.

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