PGA Professional Marc Spencer sheds light on how to deal with preferred lies and marking your ball in the fairway. This scenario can happen, if your ball is in the other player’s way.
Unplayable Official Rules Definition: PREFERRED LIES (WINTER RULES) AND ADVERSE COURSE CONDITIONS
Scores made when a Local Rule for preferred lies (winter rules) is in effect must be posted for handicap purposes unless the Committee (preferably the Handicap Committee in consultation with the Committee in charge of the course) determines that course conditions are so poor that such scores are not acceptable and should not be posted. Individual players playing the course do not independently decide whether scores are acceptable because of the conditions. If an individual decides to apply some form of this Local Rule, and the Committee has not invoked such a rule, the player’s score is acceptable and must be posted for handicap purposes.This lesson is part of an on-course series of clinics that we conduct with women—a fun way to get on the fast track to better golf!
Marc is a PGA member with a strong background in golf instruction. In 2013, he won the prestigious Golf Digest’s Teacher of the Year for New Hampshire. During his 20+ years as a golf professional, Marc has instructed golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels – including junior and collegiate players who have won on the local, state, and national levels.
His playing ability is exceptional with average tournament events in the high 60s. Players interested in improving tournament play can greatly benefit through Marc’s extensive knowledge as an elite teacher and player.
Marc is available for online coaching, swing reviews, and tag-team-ups with Christina’s one-on-one coaching/mentoring programs.