New Rules Simplified…. Dropping when taking relief
How to correctly drop a ball when taking relief… the main points
You MUST let go of your ball from knee height.
There is no penalty for an incorrect dropping method alone!
The player may re drop the ball as many times as is necessary until the correct method is used.
However ………A penalty of one stroke applies if the player goes on to make the next stroke having failed to drop the ball from knee height.
See R&A RULES OF GOLF 2019 PLAYERS EDITION- Rule 14.3 (b) Ball Must Be Dropped in Right Way