Animals, Birds and Insects

..... Animals, Birds and Insects
 
Q1: A bee is a loose impediment True or False?
 
 
A1: True. The Definition of Loose Impediments includes insects.

Q2: From a distance, a player sees a fox pick up their ball from the fairway, walk a few yards and drop it nearer to the hole. What is the ruling? a) It is a rub of the green, so the player may play the ball from where the fox drops it. b) The player may estimate where the ball was when the fox picked it up and place the ball there. c) The player may estimate where the ball was when the fox picked it up and drop the ball there.


 
 
 
A2: c) The player may estimate where the ball was when the fox picked it up and drop the ball there. Rules 18-1 and 20-3c(i).

Q3: A player may take relief from footsteps made by gulls in a bunker. True or False?
 
 
A3: False. A footprint is an irregularity of surface and not a hole, cast or runway. Decision 25/19.5.

Q4: In which of the following scenarios is a player not take permitted to take relief? a) When their ball comes to rest close to a bird's nest. b) When their ball comes to rest near a live snake, c) When their ball comes to rest in an area of poison ivy. d) When their ball comes to rest on a fire-ants mound.
 
 
A4: c) When their ball comes to rest in an area of poison ivy. Decision 1-4/11.

Q5: The ball from a player's tee shot is deflected off a bird in flight and it drops into a lake. The player may cancel the stroke and play again, without penalty. True or False?
 
 
A5: False. It is a rub of the green, there is no penalty and the player must take one of the relief options for a ball in a water hazard. Rule 19-1.

Q6: Both ant hills and mole hills are loose impediments. True or False?


 
 
 
A6: False: An ant hill is a cast made by insects and is a loose impediment, but mole hills are made by burrowing animals and are an abnormal ground condition. Decision 23/11.

Q7: A fly is crawling on a player's ball lying on the fairway. Which of the following statements is incorrect? a) The player may remove the fly with his fingers. b) The player may remove the fly by blowing it away. c) The fly may not be moved because it is adhering to the ball. d) The fly is a loose impediment.
 
 
A7: c) The fly may not be moved because it is adhering to the ball, is the incorrect statement. Decision 23-1/5.

Q8: On a dog-leg par-5, a player hits a blind shot over trees. When they round the corner they are surprised that they cannot see their ball in the middle of the fairway. They see a dog running off into the distance and reason that the dog must have picked-up their ball. What is the ruling? a) The player may drop a ball where they estimate the ball would have been at rest. b) The player may return to where they last played from and drop a ball there, without penalty. c) The player must return to where they last played from under penalty of stroke and distance.
 
A8: c) The player must return to where they last played from under penalty of stroke and distance. Rule 27-1a.

Q9: A cast made by a lizard, crocodile, tortoise or snake is an abnormal ground condition. True or False?
 
 
A9: True. Definition of Abnormal Ground Conditions.
 
Good golfing,