Out of Bounds – Today’s Incident

Our man Mike hooked his drive on 13 and ended up just about touching the out of bounds line. In bounds or not?

Definition: Definitions from the Official Rules of Golf .
Out of Bounds: “Out of bounds” is beyond the boundaries of the course or any part of the course so marked by the Committee.

When out of bounds is defined by reference to stakes or a fence or as being beyond stakes or a fence, the out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points of the stakes or fence posts at ground level excluding angled supports.

Objects defining out of bounds such as walls, fences, stakes and railings, are not obstructions and are deemed to be fixed.

When out of bounds is defined by a line on the ground, the line itself is out of bounds.

The out of bounds line extends vertically upward and downward.

So there. Dock yourself a point lad.

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