Moving Your Ball on the Green

January 2012 – Rules IQ


When another player asks you to move your ball on the green, how far should you move it?


a) 1 club length

b) 1 putter head length

c) as far as requested


You may move your ball 1 putter head length in the direction requested by the other player. Put your marker down behind your ball before you pick it up.  Measure one putter head distance and put your marker at the other end of the putter head.


Be sure to replace your ball in its original position before you putt. Before you move your marker, find something off the green to align with to help you put it back the same way.


If you put your marker down upside down, it will remind you to move it to the original position before you putt.