Taking An Unplayable Lie In A Bunker

When necessary, you are able to take an unplayable lie when your ball is in the bunker. When doing so you will have three options, but they are a little different than the relief you’d typically have at your disposal when taking an unplayable.

Swing-U instructor Ryan Rustand takes you through your options. 

  1. Take a drop of no more than 2 club lengths no closer to the hole, but the ball must remain in the bunker. This will be under 1 stroke penalty.
  2. Replay the shot from the original position incurring a stroke and distance penalty
  3. Take a drop keeping that spot where your ball laid between you and the hole. You can go back as far as you would like, but the ball must remain in the bunker. This will also be under penalty of one stroke

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