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POSTED: May 24, 2013 1:17 p.m.
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Q:  Jim and Mark are both on the green on No.  3. It is Jim’s turn to hit, and he strokes a long, curving putt toward the hole. Mark is next to putt, and he does so but before Jim’s ball comes to rest, both balls collide. What do they do?
A:  If a player’s ball in motion after a stroke on the putting green is deflected or stopped by another ball in motion after a stroke, the player’s stroke is canceled.  
The balls must be replaced and replayed, without penalty.
Tip of the day:  Play fast, but not that fast.
Sapelo Hammock Junior Clinics this summer are June 18-21 and July 16-19 for ages 5-16.  
As always, have fun playing and practicing the game of golf and email me at grahamgolf@darientel.net with questions.  You can also call me at 912-617-3743.

 

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