Rules in club comps

RichA

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So without all the faff and fuss of checking a rules book or app and with playing partners who are similar to you, what would you do if your ball was in an area marked by blue stakes?
Well, great example.
Having just checked the R&A rules it's not even a definite thing. It's one of the possible suggested colours for a no play zone or GUR which would, presumably have been publicised anyway. Especially bearing in mind that the options in the 2 scenarios are different (mandatory drop or player's choice).
 

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I'd know what to do in our club because it's a no play zone with a compulsory drop.

(It's been put in place so as not to discourage people from aiming in that direction.On the other side is OB with a private house.
 

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So without all the faff and fuss of checking a rules book or app and with playing partners who are similar to you, what would you do if your ball was in an area marked by blue stakes?
Never heard of blue stakes. If the lie was nice and a shot on, I think anyone would hit it, and no playing partners would see a problem. If the ground was messy and the lie uninviting, the player would probably float out - bad ground here, GUR by the looks of it - and one or more playing partners would support that with a - yeh, full relief there, 2 club lengths. And the card would count either way. The player, the playing partners, others in the competition if it is one, never really thinking or considering the matter again.
Thats real world golf.
 
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