Scoring procedure question
Thanks for the response Mr. Connell.
I'm not sure that I would agree with it being a casual interpretation of casual relief however...
The Rule manual says this about relief:
Relief: A change made to the player’s lie
or surrounding area, such that an obstacle
is removed from the vicinity, or when
that is impractical, the lie is relocated
away from the obstacle in accordance
with section 803.05C. Obstacles may not
be moved if any part of the obstacle is
between the lie and the hole
All 3 sentences of this definition of relief mention an obstacle. In the case of this "island hole" there isn't any obstacle, so it's hard to see how someone can take relief from something if there isn't anything there except for a two-dimensional line delineated by edge of the driveway surrounding the circle of grass.
Does anyone know if the USDGC applied for, or applies every year for this variance from the published PDGA rules?