WINTER RULES - PREFERRED LIES (effective Monday, June 1, 2020)
Winter Rules (when in play) preferred lies
When a player's ball lies in the general area, the ball can be marked, lifted and cleaned without penalty. The location of the original ball must be marked prior to being lifted.
The original ball or another ball must be replaced once, within 15 centimetres of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay and must remain in the general area.
Penalty for taking relief more than once, in Breach of Local Rule: One Penalty Stroke Under Rule 9.4b
Penalty for lifting the ball without marking its spot in Breach of Local Rule: One Penalty Stroke Under Rule 14.1a
Penalty for playing ball from a wrong place inBreach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a