Rule 5: The Ball

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In this video you’ll learn that the rules state a ball is deemed unfit for play when it is cut, cracked, or otherwise out of shape. However, a ball that is simply scratched, scraped, has paint coming off of it, or is covered in mud is still considered fit for play under the rules. You’ll also learn the specific procedure you have to follow for making a substitution when your ball becomes unfit for play during the course of a hole.

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