THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK IS...
Hitting both your ball and a hidden ball with the same stoke
Larry’s ball was in a sand bunker. Not an unusual occurrence for Larry. What was unusual was that his stroke carried not only his ball to the green, but also dislodged another ball that was hidden under his ball. So he hit his ball and a second ball that wasn’t his. And then the rules quiz guessing began.
A. Larry must play his ball as it lies. There is no penalty.
B. Larry must recreate the original lie of his ball (minus the second ball) and re-hit his ball, without penalty.
C. Larry incurs a two stoke penalty for hitting a ball that was not his own, he must replay the ball from its original position in the sand bunker.
D. C. Larry incurs a two stoke penalty for hitting a ball that was not his own, he must play his ball as it lies.