1 day ago
What is the ruling?
Before making a stroke when playing from a teeing area, a player must not move a tee-marker in the teeing area to improve the conditions affecting the stroke (Rule 6.2b(4)). However, there would be no penalty if a player moves a tee-marker by:
Tripping over it,
Hitting it in anger (though a Committee could consider this serious misconduct), or
Lifting it for no apparent reason.
Because moving tee-markers can have a significant effect on the competition, they should not be moved and, if they are moved, they should be replaced.
However, if a player moves a tee-marker because he or she thinks it should be in a different position, or deliberately destroys the tee-marker, the Committee may choose to disqualify the player for serious misconduct contrary to the spirit of the game (Rule 1.2a).