A player's ball
lies inside the course but a gate, which
forms part of the out of bounds
boundary, interferes with their swing.
May they open the easily opened gate to
make their stroke?
No. Decision 27/18.
Penalty: two strokes in stroke play or
loss of hole in match play.
Part of the
Definition of 'Out of Bounds' states;
Objects defining out of bounds such
as walls, fences, stakes and
railings, are not obstructions and
are deemed to be fixed. Stakes
identifying out of bounds are not
obstructions and are deemed to be
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