Ladies today’s Rules e mail is a simple reminder.
“FREE FOR ONE, PAY FOR TWO”
No ladies this has nothing to do with “Singles Night Out” or Happy Hour, it’s about CLUB LENGTHS. It can be confusing when using the Rules in different situations and wondering,
“So do I take one club length here or two?”
Use this simple phrase. FREE FOR ONE (club length), PAY FOR TWO (club lengths).
In using Rule 24-2 Immovable Obstruction and Rule 25 Abnormal Ground Conditions you get free relief = One club length.
In using Rule 28 Unplayable Lie or Rule 26 option C in a Lateral Water Hazard you pay for relief = Two club lengths.
You gotta get something for your money eh?
So now……. HOW DO WE DO IT?
Q. Which club do I use to measure my nearest point of relief?
A. Take your stance where you have complete relief for your swing, stance, and lie and use the club you are going to make your next shot with. Mark where you ground the club head with a small marker or tee.
Q. Which club do I use to measure the one or two club lengths?
A. Any club in your bag. You can carry a belly putter just for measuring as long as you only have 14 clubs in your bag.
Q. From where do I measure with the club I choose?
A. For the Ground under Repair or Immovable Obstruction you measure one club length from where you grounded and marked your club head.
For the Unplayable Lie you measure from where your original balls lies.
For the Lateral Water Hazard from where your ball crossed the margin. For both you use two club lengths.
Q. How do I drop the ball?
A. From shoulder height with your arm fully extended. Ouch!
Q. How far can the ball roll after dropping?
A. Two club lengths, not nearer the hole. Choose where you drop carefully so when it rolls you get a better lie in better grass for a better shot.
As I said before, you gotta get something good for the money!
I hope this helps you.