Ant hills

Alan Clifford

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I have been looking at the rules for ant hills.

Ant hills come under the loose impediment rule not the animal rule.

Which means, as I understand it, you must remove the ant hill as it is a loose impediment. If you move
your ball whilst doing so, you'd get a penalty.

You cannot take relief from the ant hill.

Is this correct?
 

jim8flog

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What you say is correct

Animal Hole

Any hole dug in the ground by an animal, except for holes dug by animals that are also defined as loose impediments (such as worms or insects).

The term animal hole includes:

  • The loose material the animal dug out of the hole,
  • Any worn-down track or trail leading into the hole, and
  • Any area on the ground pushed up or altered as a result of the animal digging the hole underground.

Loose Impediment

  • Worms, insects and similar animals that can be removed easily, and the mounds or webs they build (such as worm casts and ant hills)

 
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