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Johanna wrote:In 20-2a is says THE ball must be re-dropped if it strikes any person or equipment, so no substitution for the re-drop.
I understand that and don't disagree. The point that was brought by a member of our discussion group was that the last sentence of 20-2a states: "There is no limit to the number of times A ball must be dropped in these circumstances." His contention was that if it was in fact THE ball, that the word THE would be used throughout.Doug wrote:Shadowpap
The second para of 20-2a says:
If the (ie the one referenced in para 1) ball when dropped touches any person or the equipment of any player before or after it strikes a part of the course and before it comes to rest, the (ie the same one) ball must be re-dropped, without penalty.
Another point on this issue, raised in our discussions, was the last paragraph of Decision 20-6/4 that states, "A player re-dropping a ball under 20-2c may not substitute balls unless the ball that was originally dropped is not immediately recoverable." Fair enough. But, it was felt that if substituting a ball under 20-2a was also NOT permissible, that 20-2a should have been included in the above statement.Doug wrote:I think it is allowing for the lost ball in 20-2c note 2 but I see their point.
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