The photo shows three
balls lying on or near to the white line defining out of bounds.
a) Is ball A in
b) Is ball B in
c) Is ball C in
d) May a player stand
out of bounds to play a ball that is in bounds.
From the definition of Out of Bounds;
"When out of bounds
is defined by a line on the ground, the line itself is out of
bounds. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies
out of bounds. A player may stand out of bounds to play a ball lying
Because at least part of ball C lies
on the course it is in bounds and may be played even if the player
has to stand out of bounds.
If out of bounds is only marked with stakes where is out of
a) The nearest inside points (i.e. course
b) The whole width of the stake
c) The nearest outside points (i.e. out of
Answer: a) The
nearest inside points (i.e. course side)
From the definition;
"The out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside
points at ground level of the stakes or fence posts (excluding
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