Relief from standing water in the rough

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Stuart_C

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If your ball is in standing/casual water in the rough, are you entitled to free relief?

I was under the impression that unless the course was on preferred lies then it must be played as it lies.
 

fundy

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Can get relief from casual water anywhere on the course except from in hazards, so yes if you are in standing water in the rough you get a free drop, to the nearest point of full relief
 

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Can get relief from casual water anywhere on the course except from in hazards, so yes if you are in standing water in the rough you get a free drop, to the nearest point of full relief
Fundy

You might have confused him a bit by missing out the word "water". Relief from casual water is unavailable only in water hazards.
 

la_lucha

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Not sure if knowing this would have benefitted me or not on Saturday. On the par 5 18th I was lining up my 4th shot from 130 yards out. The ball was sitting up but was above half an inch of water. Playing with 3 guys I have never played before, I just played it instead of worrying about the technicalities. Luckily for me I hit a corker that allowed a 1 putt for par.
 
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