No.37 Standing Astride the Line of Putt
In the photo
above the player has addressed her ball and is about to
a) If she
putts her ball from this stance does she incur a penalty?
another player thinks that she is about to breach a Rule may
they stop her before she makes her stroke?
a) Yes, for a
breach of 16-1e (see below). The penalty is two strokes in
stroke play or loss of hole in match play.
giving information on the Rules is not advice. I encourage
all golfers to assist their fellow competitors from
breaching the Rules.
Part of Rule 16-1e states;
The player must not make a stroke on the putting green
from a stance astride, or with either foot touching, the
line of putt or an extension of that line behind the