Rule of the MonthRule of the Month for September is all about UNPLAYABLE LIES
If the player deems their ball to be unplayable, under a penalty of one stroke, they have three options:
- Play a ball as near as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played;
- Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped. There is no limit to how far behind that point the ball may be dropped; or
- Drop a ball within two club-lengths of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole.
Options 2 or 3 are only options if the player finds and identifies their ball.
When proceeding under this Rule, the player may lift and clean their ball or substitute a ball.