Originally Posted by rickgz
I have a mini that has an arrow printed on it. I always point it to towards the basket before taking my shot. I joke that it is to show me the way to the basket. Is that mini legal? BTW it was part of a players pack at a tourney a couple of years ago.
Yes, that's prefectly legal. You just can't at any point advance on the fairway to place on object to give you a frame of reference.
The application of the rule is primarily for blind shots where maybe you want to set your bag or something on the ground to give you a reference point to aim for. The reason it's illegal is you're actually modifying the course ahead of your lie.
A mini with an arrow does not violate that rule and certainly gives you no extra advantage.