- Dec 7, 2016
I didn't read his original post that way, but yes, I'd agree that if he placed the marker where the ball originally rested and then the ball in front (or behind, or next to) it, that would be a violation. I thought our antagonist was just claiming you were required to first mark behind, and then to the side, and not permitted to mark directly to the side.Needler, sounds like PP didn't follow the below part of the guidance in your link. When he replaced his ball, if he'd instead just placed his putter alongside the marker and placed his ball on the green that would have reversed how he'd marked the ball. The way he did it might have ended up with the ball a little closer to the hole. But I can't imagine ever calling someone on that, or ever playing again with someone who would raise that objection.
In order to accurately replace the ball on the spot from which it was lifted, the steps used to move the ball or ball-marker to the side should be reversed.