CONTEST: Deeming unplayable.

Hi all.

Time for a little contest about the Rules of Golf:

In the draft to 2019-Rules of Golf a new option is introduced: A player is allowed to deem the ball unplayable and drop outside the bunker on “the straight line”. 

The question is: How many penalty strokes (if any!) does it cost?

Write your answer below.

Among the correct answers I will draw lots about one free copy of my Rules book “First Aid – The Rules of Golf“.

Answers must be written below no later than March 4th.



10 responses to CONTEST: Deeming unplayable.

  1. Paul MacDonald February 17th, 2018 at 16:08

    New rule: A player may take relief outside the bunker back on a line from the hole through where ball was at rest for 2 penalty strokes.

  2. Zaw Myint Naing February 17th, 2018 at 16:38


  3. Woon Ooi Kai February 18th, 2018 at 1:17

    Two (2) penalty strokes

  4. Anonymous February 18th, 2018 at 1:47

    Two penalty strokes

  5. Carlo Sblendorio February 18th, 2018 at 11:01


  6. Diane February 20th, 2018 at 2:10

    2 penalty strokes

  7. Susse Brandt February 22nd, 2018 at 20:25

    2 penalty strokes
    New Rule 19.3 b

  8. Kendall Maddox March 2nd, 2018 at 17:26

    2 penalty strokes: Proposed 19.3.b

  9. Peter Weire March 3rd, 2018 at 0:59

    2 stroke penalty

  10. Mike Lonergan March 3rd, 2018 at 1:09

    Two stroked

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