|| Question: A player's ball lies in casual water, as above. Where is the nearest point of relief from which they may drop their ball within one club-length; A, B, C or D;
a) if they are right-handed?
b) if they are left-handed?
Answer: a) Point A, b) Point C.
Points B and D are nearer the hole then where the ball is at rest. Point C cannot be the nearest point of relief for a right-handed player, as they would still have to take their stance in casual water. Similarly, point A for a left-handed player.
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