Chuck some questions, from the Rule School link you posted on another Thread:
1. I can only take "causal relief"(back 5mm along line of play) from defined "Casual Obstacles"?
I throw my tee shot into a Cedar Tree, I can use optional re-throw (back to tee box) and throw shot #2 from the tee, (Tee, re-tee, penalty= lying 3).
2. IF the TD had declared this group of trees a "casual obstacle" I would have the additional option of pulling back along the line of play up to 5mm, shooting #2 from there, no penalty?
3. Optional re-throw is always a penalty stroke in addition to the number of actual throws?
" OBSTACLES AND RELIEF: 803.05
Significant changes here. A player is not allowed to move any obstacle on the course with the exception of casual obstacles to a stance listed below. A player is allowed to request that other people remove themselves and/or their belongings from the player's stance or line of play. This includes spectators, umbrellas, golf bags, chairs, etc… Casual obstacles as in current rules – casual water, loose leaves or debris, broken branches no longer connected to a tree, motor vehicles, harmful insects or animals, players' equipment, people, or any item or area specifically designated by the director before the round – can be moved if they are in the player’s stance or run-up, even if part of the item like a branch is in front of the lie.
If the casual item can’t be moved, like water or a bee hive, the player may take free relief up to 5m back on the line of play like before. If players require additional relief beyond 5m, they may invoke either the new Optional Relief rule (803.05C) and go back on the line of play as far as they desire with a one-throw penalty. Or, decide to declare the Optional Rethrow discussed previously and return to their original lie and throw again with a one-throw penalty."
Thank you for your consideration,