Oh-oh! I have a situation here!
Before you do anything with the ball, examine all your options. It’s not worth damaging you or your club.
Unplayable Official Rules Definition:
The player may deem his/her ball unplayable at any place on the course, except when the ball is in a water hazard. The player is the sole judge as to whether his/her ball is unplayable.
You have three options when taking an unplayable lie. All come with a one-stroke penalty:
OPTION 1: You can play a ball from the spot your original ball was last played, called “stroke and distance.”
OPTION 2: You can drop a ball within two club lengths of where the ball lies, no closer to the hole.
OPTION 3: You can draw a line between the flag and your ball, and drop a ball as far back as you would like along an extension of that line away from the hole.Plus, I share a key rules point if your ball rolls beyond 2 club lengths.