Onderdeel afdrukken
Ontwijken van losse natuurlijke voorwerpen en losse obstakels (met inbegrip van een bal of balmarker die het spel helpt of hindert)
Doel van de Regel: Regel 15 beschrijft wanneer en op welke manier een speler zonder straf losse natuurlijke voorwerpen en losse obstakels mag ontwijken.
  • Losse natuurlijke voorwerpen of kunstmatige voorwerpen worden niet beschouwd als onderdeel van de uitdaging die bij het spelen van de baan hoort. Daarom mag een speler ze meestal wegnemen wanneer ze hinderen bij het spel.
  • De speler moet wel voorzichtig zijn bij het wegnemen van losse natuurlijke voorwerpen in de nabijheid van zijn bal wanneer deze niet op de green ligt. Als door het wegnemen van een los natuurlijk voorwerp de bal beweegt, krijgt hij een straf.
Ontwijken van losse natuurlijke voorwerpen en losse obstakels (met inbegrip van een bal of balmarker die het spel helpt of hindert)

Losse natuurlijke voorwerpen

Removal of Loose Impediment from Relief Area or Spot Where Ball to Be Dropped, Placed or Replaced
Exception 1 to Rule 15.1a makes clear that, before replacing a ball, the player must not remove a loose impediment that, if moved when the ball was at rest, would have been likely to cause the ball to move. This is because when the ball is in its initial location, the player risks the ball moving when removing the loose impediment. However, when a ball is to be dropped or placed, the ball is not being put back in a specific spot and therefore removing loose impediments before dropping or placing a ball is allowed. For example, if a player is applying Rule 14.3b when dropping a ball in a relief area or Rule 14.3c(2) when a dropped ball will not stay in a relief area and the player now must place a ball, the player is allowed to remove loose impediments from the relief area into which a ball will be dropped or from on or around the spot on which the player must place a ball.

Een bal of balmarker helpt of hindert het spel

Breach of Rule for Leaving Helping Ball in Place Does Not Require Knowledge
In stroke play, under Rule 15.3a, if two or more players agree to leave a ball in place on the putting green to help any player, and the stroke is made with the helping ball left in place, each player who made the agreement gets two penalty strokes. A breach of Rule 15.3a does not depend on whether the players know that such an agreement is not allowed. For example, in stroke play, before playing from just off the putting green, a player asks another player to leave their ball that is near the hole, in order to use it as a backstop. Without knowing this is not allowed, the other player agrees to leave their ball by the hole to help the other player. Once the stroke is made with the ball in place, both players get the penalty under Rule 15.3a. The same outcome would apply if the player whose ball was near the hole offered to leave the ball in play to help the other player, and the other player accepted the offer and then played. If the players know that they are not allowed to make such an agreement, but still do it, they are both disqualified under Rule 1.3b(1) for deliberately ignoring Rule 15.3a.
Players Allowed to Leave Helping Ball in Match Play
In a match, a player may agree to leave their ball in place to help the opponent since the outcome of any benefit that may come from the agreement affects only their match.
Methods for Moving Ball or Ball-Marker Helping or Interfering with Play
When a player is moving their ball or ball-marker under Rule 15.3, it should be placed to the side by measuring with a club, such as by using the clubhead or the full length of a club. This can be done by measuring directly from the ball or by marking the spot of the ball and measuring from there. Some examples of this include:
  • The player may mark the spot of the ball and then move the ball-marker one or more clubheads to the side.
  • The player may lay a club or clubhead down immediately to the side of the ball and move the ball to the other end of the club or clubhead, or place a ball-marker at that point.
In moving the ball or ball-marker, the player should align the club with a fixed object (such as a blemish on the green or a sprinkler head) to ensure that when replacing the ball, the steps can be reversed and the ball be replaced on the spot from which it was lifted. (New)