Old 02-04-2020, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by peabody View Post
So if a large limb or small tree falls into the basket while you are in the process of putting, you are not allowed to move it until a disc lands where a stance is affected? Then how far do you move it?
Seems fairness would dictate that if the players that holed out before you had clear path to the basket, your group should have the same.
If a branch is actually in the basket then you can remove it at any point. Whether it was there at the start of the round or fell in part way through - it doesn't matter. Todd's post #4 addresses this as well.

803.01 Moving Obstacles
B. A player is not allowed to move any obstacle on the course, with the following exceptions:
3. A player may restore course equipment to its proper working order, including the removal of obstacles.
For stuff that happens on the fairway, I don't think the rules have any provisions for major course changes happening mid round (large tree limb falling etc) outside of contacting the TD and getting a ruling. If the change significantly affects how a hole is played, then I would agree with the fairness approach, but that should be done by the TD not the card.
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:43 AM
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This made me think of the end of Happy Gilmore when the camera tower falls onto the green. "Play it as it lies."
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