By Rules Guy
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Your playing partner knocks a shot 25 yards short of the green while your ball lands on the front fringe. He insists that you mark your ball, even though it isn't in his direct line of play. You should:

A. Honor his request.
B. Honor his request as long as the two balls are within 25 yards of each other.
C. Honor his request unless there is no reasonable possibility of interference

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Your playing partner knocks a shot 25 yards short of the green while your ball lands on the front fringe. He insists that you mark your ball, even though it isn't in his direct line of play. You should:

A. Honor his request.
B. Honor his request as long as the two balls are within 25 yards of each other.
C. Honor his request unless there is no reasonable possibility of interference

Answer: C. Rule 6-7 states that players must play without undue delay. If there is no reasonable possibility of interference between his ball and yours, then your playing partner should receive a 2-stroke penalty.

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