Dropping a Ball in a Defined Relief Area
- New dropping procedure: You must drop the ball from knee height.
- Defined relief area: The ball needs to be dropped in and played from a single required relief area (whereas today, although you are required to drop a ball in one area, it can roll outside that area and the Rules may require it to be played from outside the area).
- Longest club is used to measure the relief area: You use the longest club in your bag, other than a putter, to measure the relief area.
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