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New local rule - ball on green

The Committee of Management has decided, as recommended by the R & A, to introduce the undernoted LOCAL RULE until further notice:

“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.”

Tom Gallacher Secretary

2nd January 2017

For more information about the new Local Rule, including explanatory diagrams, videos and a detailed question-and-answer document, please visit

The notice of this local rule adoption can be downloaded here.

And an infographic is available here.

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