Tee It Up: Playing out of hazards
Water, it's a dreaded obstacle to many golfers on the course. But if your ball does land in water, there are ways to recover and carry on with your game.
There are two types of water hazards on a golf course.
1. Lateral water hazard which is marked by red stakes
2. Regular water hazard which is marked by yellow stakes
If your ball lands in either of these hazards, you have several options.
1. Replay your last shot
2. Play it out of the hazard if you can get to your ball
3. Take the point where the ball crossed the hazard line and the pin and drop the ball anywhere back on that line
4. If the ball lands in a lateral hazard, take the point where the ball crossed the hazard and drop the ball within two club lengths of that spot and play from there.