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    How Does a Drop Work in Golf?

    How Does a Drop Work in Golf?

    A golfer typically takes a drop after hitting his ball in an area from which he either can’t play another shot or chooses not to play his next shot. As a general rule, if the ball is in a hazard or is out of bounds, the player is assessed a penalty stroke for taking the drop. If the ball arrives in unplayable ground through no fault of the golfer he's frequently granted relief and is not assessed a penalty.

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