Those dang cart paths! Do I take relief or play it as it lies. Join me as I assess the situation.
Great tip: If your ball comes to rest on or near a cart path and it interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to a free drop. If its free, it’s one club length. If you are paying for it, then it’s 2 club lengths.
Always examine your options FIRST, before touching the ball. Sometimes dropping it – taking relief – is not the best option.