The Rules of Golf: 18-1 – Ball Moved by Outside Agency

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In this video, Mark Wilson shows an example of USGA Rule 18-1 from the rules of golf. This rule pertains to when a ball at rest is moved by an outside agency. There isn’t a penalty towards the player if their ball at rest was moved by an outside agency; however, they are required to replace the ball. Follow along as he explains the different elements and penalties of this rule.

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3 Responses to “The Rules of Golf: 18-1 – Ball Moved by Outside Agency”
  1. Alan Milton

    I was playing in a Tournament and had a question on my ball being run over with a cart.By looking at how grass was laying,my opponent and myself decided that it wasn’t run over.An official came over and asked what the problem was.We told him we decided that I got no relief.He chided me even if cart did ride over my ball,I wouldn’t get relief.What is the rule?

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  2. Alan Milton

    What about outside agency?I was playing in a Tournament and had a question on my ball being run over with a cart.By looking at how grass was laying,my opponent and myself decided that it wasn’t run over.An official came over and asked what the problem was.We told him we decided that I got no relief.He chided me even if cart did ride over my ball,I wouldn’t get relief.What is the rule?

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