A player decides to kneel
down to play his ball lying under a tree. He
puts a towel on the wet ground to protect his
knees. What is the ruling?
Would it have been permissible for the player to
put on waterproof trousers before he knelt on
the ground to make his stroke?
The player incurs a penalty of two strokes in
stroke play or loss of hole in match play for
'building a stance'. Decision 13-3/2.
Yes. Decision 13-3/2.
Note: A player must not build a stance. This
also includes putting a mat on the ground to
prevent slipping or moving anything into
position to achieve a higher or more even
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