Golf Tip – Drop Zone

March 8, 2016 Posted by Matt

drop zoneDo you need to use a drop zone on a golf course if it exists?  No you do not.  Often times, golf courses with water hazards will mark off an area where you can drop your ball with a one stroke penalty.  Just because the drop zone exists doesn’t mean you have to use it.  If the zone gives you a poor angle to your target or is filled with divots, you may choose to proceed with other drop options under the Rules.  Check to see if it is a red stake or yellow steak and decide which relief option will work best.