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In golf, when may I pick up and clean my ball

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The ball may be lifted and cleaned

- when in play on the green, but not when another ball is in motion, and must be marked
- elsewhere on the course when in play and lifted for a reason prescribed under the rules, but not when determining its fitness for play, determining whose ball it is, or repositioning the ball to avoid interference with another player

Failure to observe these rules is a 1 stroke penalty

Posted on Sep 08, 2014

  • Geoffrey White
    Geoffrey White Sep 09, 2014

    I should have said "..under the rules, but not CLEANED when determining..."

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