Roped Stakes ARE Moveable Obstructions

The Match Committee have deemed roped stakes on course Moveable Obstructions. They may be removed prior to playing the shot, and then replaced immediately after.


Movable Obstructions

This Rule covers free relief that is allowed from artificial objects that meet the definition of movable obstruction. It does not give relief from immovable obstructions (a different type of free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1) or boundary objects or integral objects (no free relief is allowed).

Relief from Movable Obstruction

(1) Removal of Movable Obstruction. Without penalty, a player may remove a movable obstruction anywhere on or off the course and may do so in any way.