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21 Jan 2017

Adoption of New Local Rule

As of 01 January 2017 The Raffles committee has adopted the recommended local rule modifying the current rules as recommended by the R&A and USGA
 
“Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green"
 
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
 
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
 
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
 
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
 
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.”
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