QUIZ 37 (The Rules of Golf): Remove white stake… and replace it before stroke…penalty?

Hi all!

Time for yet another Rules quiz (maybe it is a bit difficult):

-> Your ball lies (in bounds) next to a white stake. You remove the stake. You are then told, that you were not allowed to do so, and therefore you replace the stake. You then make the stroke (bad stroke!). 

Question 1: Did you incur any penalty if it happened today (2018)?
Question 2: Did you incur any penalty if it happened in 2019?

Write your answer below 🙂

/Brian

PS: Try some more quizzes (links below):

Quiz 37: Remove white stake – put it back again.
Quiz 36: Dropping from shoulder height in 2019.
Quiz 35: Talking with mom!
Quiz 34: Ball in trash bin.
Quiz 33: Relief from flagstick?
Quiz 32: Move white stake.
Quiz 31: Is ball out of bounds?
Quiz 30: Wrong teeing ground.
Quiz 29: Wrong putting green.
Quiz 28: Blue stake with black top.
Quiz 27: Holing ball with flagstick in hole.
Quiz 26: Ball in tree – what now?
Quiz 25: Searching?
Quiz 24: Practice swing in bunker.
Quiz 23: Mark ball in bunker.
Quiz 22: Ball unplayable.
Quiz 21: Identifying ball.
Quiz 20: Ball on path.
Quiz 19: Relief from bench.

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18 responses to QUIZ 37 (The Rules of Golf): Remove white stake… and replace it before stroke…penalty?

  1. Jim Jack May 11th, 2018 at 19:56

    It is not permitted to move a white stake (OOB stake)

    • Walford thyer May 12th, 2018 at 0:21

      Not permitted to move out of bounds marker stakes. Penalty incurred

    • Anonymous May 12th, 2018 at 10:46

      Det er ok i 2018 men ikke i 2019.

  2. Ian Murray May 11th, 2018 at 22:49

    No penalty, the ball is in play.

  3. Michael Dixon May 12th, 2018 at 1:09

    Today: Penalty under Rule 13-2 ( see decision 13-2/25)

    2019: No penalty if replaced before stroke ( new rule 8.1c)

  4. Yelverton Tegner May 12th, 2018 at 12:48

    2018: 2 strokes penalty.
    2019: No penalty

  5. Bob Burt May 12th, 2018 at 17:46

    2 stroke penalty

  6. Gerry May 12th, 2018 at 23:33

    2 strokes in 2018….no penalty in 2019 if no improvement to lie etc has been made

  7. Sue May 13th, 2018 at 5:55

    OOB stake is immovable full stop, therefor penalty applies

  8. Uris May 14th, 2018 at 16:08

    Except when both the loose impediment and the ball lie in or touch the same hazard, any loose impediment may be removed without penalty.

  9. keith May 15th, 2018 at 19:54

    yes penalty, should not remove

  10. Bernie May 16th, 2018 at 18:35

    No penalty if replaced before stroke 2018/9

  11. JuriBrown May 16th, 2018 at 19:07

    Penalty 2 shots, replacing wasn’t necessary prior to hitting his shot.

  12. joe whelan May 16th, 2018 at 20:55

    2 shot penalty, boundary.

  13. mjj May 16th, 2018 at 21:52

    its a penalty either now or then

    mjj

  14. Daniel Carney May 17th, 2018 at 10:27

    Decision 13 2/25 – penalty 2018
    Local rule for internal oob may overrule only on holes where the oob does not apply.

  15. David May 17th, 2018 at 16:07

    A penalty of two strokes is incurred. Once the stake is removed the violation cannot be corrected by replacing the out of bounds stake.

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