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FootJoy, adidas and Benross winter clothing has all arrived and already going down a storm with waterproof jackets starting from £99!

We have also seen massive interest in PING's G30 products. Winter is perfect time to get fitted and purchase so you have the winter to get completely comfortable with new equipment. You can get fitted at PING HQ with a full-time technician from £24. Click here for more information.

Massive clothing and shoe sale now on! All reasonable offers on any end of season products will be accepted. 

This week we have received a query regarding a specific ruling so we have put our answer in here for all of our readers incase you ever find yourself in the same situation.

Question - 'My ball lands on a path. Do I drop the same side as my fairway?'

Answer - No. The rule states that the ball must be dropped at the nearest point of full relief. Check before marking your ball as sometimes the nearest point can be a worse position. Don't forget to have a quick check on the scorecard as not all paths allow drops and may be intergral part of the course! 


Under the rule of golf 24-2b, a golfer is entitled to free relief from a cart path if the ball comes to rest upon the path or the golfer's swing or stance is inhibited by the path. A golfer's stance is deemed to be inhibited if any part of his foot comes in contact with the path.

Free Drop

After deciding that relief from the cart path is desired or necessary, the golfer must find the nearest point of relief that moves the ball no closer to the hole and mark that point with a tee. The golfer is entitled to one club length of relief from that spot, which is usually marked with another tee. The golfer must drop the ball from shoulder height at any point in between those two tees as long as the ball is not being dropped in a hazard or onto the green. A golfer may take this relief with no penalty. 


A golfer does not have to take a free drop when the ball comes to rest on the cart path, although it would be a good idea to avoid injury and damage to the club. If a golfer decides the nearest point of relief would put him in a bad spot to play his next shot he can play the ball from the cart path. Playing from the cart path is usually done only at tournaments when money or other such prizes are on the line. In casual play, it is a good idea to just take a free drop. Your clubs will thank you. 

Titleist ball personalisation - option 2

Titleist’s FREE ball personalisation offer is off and running - and we’re taking lots of orders. Not only is this a perfect Christmas gift idea but we know many of you will want to take advantage for yourself and stock up on balls with your own personal ‘stamp’ on them. 

It’s so easy; order below and we’ll let you know when we have them in store for collection…

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We hope you enjoy the rest of the newsletter and have a great weekend.
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