The Professor’s Pop Quiz

This month's question:

In stroke play, with the local rule regarding accidental movement of a ball on the putting green in effect, a player has a putt for a four. He holes the putt and then informs a Committee member that after he started his back swing but before his putter made contact, the ball moved and was still in motion when his putter struck the ball. The Committee should rule:
 

A)  The stroke counts and the player's score for the hole is four.


B)  The stroke counts and the player incurs a one-stroke penalty for a score of five.


C)  The player must replace the ball where it lay before the stroke and replay his last stroke.


D)  The player incurs a one-stroke penalty and must replace the ball where it lay before the stroke.

 

 

Answers will be available on the 1st of every month

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