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D. 19-5/1

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D. 19-5/1

Postby regole » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi All and Happy New Year
I refer to this decision and in particular the highlighted part in red:

19-5/1 Player Lifts His Ball on Putting Green and Sets It Aside; Opponent's or Fellow-Competitor's Ball Played from Green Subsequently Strikes Player's Ball
Q. B lifts his ball on the putting green and sets it aside elsewhere on the green. A then putts and his ball is deflected or stopped by B's ball. What is the ruling?
A. Since A's ball was deflected by B's equipment (see Note 1 under Definition of 'Equipment'), Rules 19-3 and 19-4 apply.
In match play, A incurs no penalty and has the option of playing his ball as it lies or cancelling and replaying the stroke - Rule 19-3.
In stroke play, A incurs no penalty and must play his ball as it lies - Rules 19-4 and 19-1.
In either form of play, B must replace his ball on the spot from which it was lifted - Rule 20-3a.
Rule 19-5a does not apply because B's ball was not in play.

I would appreciate your opinion on this decision which does not convice me.
The decision says that A must play his ball as it lies.
Sorry, and here my doubts, but A should not proceed under Rule 19-1b and therefore cancel the stroke and the ball must be replaced and replayed?
Thanks in advance for your support.
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Re: D. 19-5/1

Postby RJM » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:46 pm

Are you suggesting that B's ball is a "moving or animate outside agency"? As the Decision says, it was stationary and is part of B's equipment.
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Re: D. 19-5/1

Postby regole » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:59 pm

Excuse me but now everything is clear .misunderstanding resolved.

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