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    Ball in rabbit hole in hazard

    Saw something today that is s new one on me. My FC's ball ended up in a rabbit hole, the entrance of which was inside a bunker. However, the ball had rolled down the hole and was no longer within the confines of the hazard (assuming the edge is vertical up and down). In other words a vertical line up from the ball would have come out on the fairway rather than hazard).

    So, he gets relief from the burrow but does he drop inside or outside the bunker?

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    Re: Ball in rabbit hole in hazard

    I'd say outside! Provided it was further in than a vertical line from the edge/border/face of the bunker - not just of the area in the neighbourhood of the entrance of the 'burrow'.

    See definition of 'Bunker' here. http://www.usga.org/rules/rules-and-...ml#!rule-14253
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    Re: Ball in rabbit hole in hazard

    Local rule at Dartford was you took relief outside of the bunker.

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    Re: Ball in rabbit hole in hazard

    It depends whether the ball is found or not. If the ball is lost in the abnormal ground condition, it is deemed to lie at the entrance which is in the bunker and therefore the ball must be dropped inside the bunker. Rule 25-1c

    If you know where it lies in the hole then you can drop it within a club length of the point vertically above the ball.

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    Re: Ball in rabbit hole in hazard

    Ball Enters Burrowing Animal Hole in Bunker and Is Found Underneath Putting Green

    http://www.usga.org/rules/rules-and-...n-25,d25-1b-25

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    Re: Ball in rabbit hole in hazard

    Thanks all. It seems there is nothing 'new' in golf. If it can happen, it has happened.
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    • 2016: 21.5 ---> 22.0 ---> 19.5 ---> 20.1
    • 2015: 21.0 ---> 21.5

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