Local Rules sometimes apply and are specific to each club.
Play the ball as it lies, without moving it or altering any obstacle.
You can remove loose natural impediments such as stones, twigs or
fallen leaves without the ball moving and without penalty, except in a hazard
In a bunker or a water hazard, you are not permitted to ground your club
before you swing to hit the ball.
When having a drop, you must stand upright, hold the ball at shoulder
height and arm's length then drop it. If you drop it and it accidentally
touches yourself, your partner or equipment before it strikes the ground,
or it rolls closer to the hole, drop the ball again, without penalty.
You can repair ball marks and old ball plugs on the green if these affect
your putting line. However you may not repair spike marks.
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