Barefoot Bay Men's Golf Association 

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Rule 13-4:

Before making your stroke at a ball while in a Sand Trap or a Hazard (as defined by red or yellow stakes or lines)  the player Must Not

a. Test the condition of the hazard or any similar hazard;

b. Touch the ground in the hazard or water in the water hazard with his hand or a club; or

c. Touch or move a loose impediment lying in or touching the hazard.

the penalty is a 2 stroke penalty.

NOTE: If a rake is in the trap- the rake is considered "a moveable obstruction" so RULE 24-1 comes into play.


a.) If the ball does not lie in or on the obstruction, the obstruction may be removed. If the ball moves, it must be replaced, and there is no penalty, provided that the movement of the ball is directly attributable to the removal of the obstruction.

b.) If the ball lies in or on the obstruction, the ball may be lifted and the obstruction removed. The ball must through the green or in a hazard be dropped, or on the putting green be placed, as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball lay in or on the obstruction, but not nearer the hole.

The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule.

there is no penalty