Rules Guy: Is there a limit to how much loose impediment you can remove in a hazard?
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Under the new rules, are there any restrictions on how much loose impediment you can remove in a hazard? —Doug Walker, via email
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The short answer is no … That said, you don’t come to Rules Guy for short answers, so let me expand a skosh. (Not that Rules Guy is paid by the word or anything!)
There are no restrictions on removing loose impediments, but be careful not to accidentally move your ball, which would result in a one-stroke penalty (except when the ball is on the putting green) and require you to return the ball to its original position.
Also, don’t take so long that you’re put on the clock, please.
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