May the player push a stick in the ground to act
as a marker for the line of play and leave it
there during their stroke?
May the player lay a stick on the ground aligned
to their intended line of play and leave it
there while they make their stroke?
Rule 8-2a states;
Except on the
putting green, a player may have the line of
play indicated to him by anyone, but no one
may be positioned by the player on or close
to the line or an extension of the line
beyond the hole while the stroke is being
made. Any mark placed by the player or with
his knowledge to indicate the line must be
removed before the stroke is made.
Note: Before making a
stroke from anywhere on the course, the player
may have the flagstick attended, removed or held
up to indicate the position of the hole. Rule
'Rhodes Rules School'
Q&A will follow next week,