Situations > Wrong Place
- Definition: Wrong Place
- Examples of playing from a wrong place include:
- A moved ball not replaced.
- A ball played from a no play zone.
- A ball replaced or dropped in the wrong location.
- Playing a ball from outside teeing area when starting a hole is not considered playing from a wrong place because the error must be corrected. Wrong Place
- If playing from a wrong place does not give the player a significant advantage, the player is assessed the general penalty and must play out hole with the ball played from the wrong place. 14.7a and 14.7b(1)
- If playing from a wrong place does give the player a significant advantage, the stroke does not count, the player is assessed the general penalty, and the mistake must be corrected otherwise the player is disqualified. Serious Breach and 14.7b(1)
- The player must correct a serious breach before teeing off the following hole or in the case of the final hole before returning the scorecard. 14.7b(1)
- Serious breach only applies in stroke play. It does not apply in match play because the player would lose the hole for playing from a wrong place. Serious Breach
- When a player tries to correct the mistake of playing from a wrong place, the player must report the facts to the Committee. 14.7b(2)
- A ball played from an incorrect place without the intent to put the ball into play is a wrong ball, not a ball played from a wrong place.