In stroke play, a player obtained a ruling from a member of the Committee and
proceeded to play on the basis of that ruling, which involved dropping the ball at
and playing from a wrong place, albeit only one foot away from where the player
should have played from. The Committee member then learns that he made an
incorrect ruling. What is the ruling?
A- The player should play a second ball under Rule 3-3.
B – The player must disregard the stroke or strokes played subsequent to the
incorrect ruling and proceed correctly.
C – The strokes played subsequent to the incorrect ruling must stand. The player
incurs no penalty for having played from a wrong place.
Correct answer: C
Explanation: As there is no serious breach involved and the player has not been
seriously disadvantaged due to playing from a wrong place, the strokes made
after the incorrect ruling must stand with no penalty. See Decision 34-3/3.3.