Synopsys: An imbedded ball in the fairway may be lifted, cleaned then dropped as
close as possible to the spot it was imbedded but no closer to the hole.
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When is a ball considered to be embedded?
It must be in its own
pitch-mark with part of the ball below the level of the ground. However, the
ball does not necessarily have to touch the soil to be considered embedded,
e.g., grass or loose impediments may intervene between the ball and the soil
Where is relief without penalty available for a ball that is embedded?
When the ball is embedded in
any closely mown area through the green.
What is a closely mown area?
Any area of the course,
including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.
What relief is available?
embedded ball in a closely mown area may be lifted, cleaned and dropped,
without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer
the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through