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R 2-2

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R 2-2

Postby JMC » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:51 am

Above rule states:
"When a player has holed out and his opponent has been left with a stroke for
the half, if the player subsequently incurs a penalty, the hole is halved."

Let's take following case:
Player A and player B when playing a par 3 hole, they are both on the green with their drive.

Player A makes his putt for a score of 2. Before B plays, A shows to B how to putt. B does not say anything and needs 2 putts to finish the hole for a score of 3.

If B had made a claim before putting, the hole would have been halved.
Since he didn't make any claim, B lost the hole.

Is my interpretation of R 2-2 correct?
Thanks & regards – JMC
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Re: R 2-2

Postby RJM » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:30 pm

See Decision 2-2/1.
There are other considerations:
- a player may overlook a breach by his opponent provided there is no agreement to waive the Rules or a penalty
- if a referee has been assigned to the match, there is no need to make a claim - the referee will apply the Rules
- if no referee has been assigned to the match, the player must make a claim that he wants the Rules applied. If he did so, the hole would be halved.
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Re: R 2-2

Postby JMC » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:44 pm

Thanks RJM for your reply. Your third sentence confirms what I had understood.

I was aware of D 2-2/1, however the phrase " ….. but Rule 2-2 BECOMES OPERATIVE in these ……". The "become operative" was not clear to me. Now I understand that R 2-2 becomes operative if a claim is made! Your confirmation is what I was looking for – thank you!
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Re: R 2-2

Postby Chippings » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:49 pm

And just to clarify for our readers the time limit for the claim in your scenario is :
--before any player has teed off the next hole or
--if it is the final green before all players have left the green.

And NOT as possibly implied?? --"before player B has made his putt "

See rule 2-5. :P
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Re: R 2-2

Postby JMC » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:42 pm

Yes Chippings I agree – it is a good point to remember and I thank for it! JMC
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