Ball Falling Off the Tee

February 2012

If your ball falls off the tee before you hit it, does it count as a stroke?

It does not count as a stroke unless you have addressed the ball (i.e. taken your stance and grounded your club).

Hover your club above the ground in windy conditions.  Avoid the risk of incurring a penalty stroke if the wind moves your ball after you have addressed it by not touching the ground with your club before making your stroke