Busby SEO Test Golf

Ball Assisting or Interfering with Play

Ball Assisting Play
Except when a ball is in motion, if a player considers that a ball might assist any other player, he may:

a. lift the ball if it is his ball; or

b. have any other ball lifted.

A ball lifted under this Rule must be replaced (see Rule 20-3). The ball must not be cleaned unless it lies on the putting green (see Rule 21).
In stroke play, a player required to lift his ball may play first rather than lift the ball.
In stroke play, if the Committee determines that competitors have agreed not to lift a ball that might assist any other player, they are disqualified.

Ball Interfering with Play
Except when a ball is in motion, if a player considers that the ball of another player might interfere with his play, he may have it lifted.
A ball lifted under this Rule must be replaced (see Rule 20-3). The ball must not be cleaned unless it lies on the putting green (see Rule 21).
In stroke play, a player required to lift his ball may play first rather than lift the ball.

Note: Except on the putting green, a player may not lift his ball solely because he considers that it might interfere with the play of another player. If a player lifts his ball without being asked to do so, he incurs a penalty of one stroke for a breach of Rule 18-2a, but there is no additional penalty under Rule 22.

Penalty for breach of rule: Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.

3 Trackbacks

  1. By Golf Rules and Decisions on March 17, 2009 at 3:10 am

    […] stopped 20. Lifting, dropping, and placing; playing from the wrong place 21. Cleaning the ball 22. Ball Assisting or Interfering with Play 23. Loose Impediments 24. Obstructions 25. Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball, and Wrong […]

  2. […] See also: Ball rolling to a position where there is interference by the condition from which relief was taken […]

  3. By The Putting Green on March 19, 2009 at 8:46 am

    […] See also: Lifting ball assisting or interfering with play while another ball in motion […]