Rule 14: Assistance

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Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee teaches you how to properly follow the guidelines of Rule 14, which dictates 1) when you can and cannot use protection from the elements while on the golf course and 2) where you can position a caddie or playing partner when approaching your next shot.

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4 Responses to “Rule 14: Assistance”
  1. Jon Nishioka

    Under rule 14,B on the putting surface, is the caddie, or your playing partner allowed down the line of the putt beyond the hole. In other words can they be on the line of the putt with the hole between them and you attempting the putt?

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    • Customer Service

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, they can be in the line of the putt if they are positioned behind the hole (as in the hole between them and the other player as mentioned).

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    • Bill

      If the caddy of the golfer stands behind the hole and indicates the through line of the putt or the actual break line of the putt, then I believe there is a penalty for such action.

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