Decision 24-2b/11 Ball Lying on Elevated Obstruction
Q:A ball comes to rest on the elevated part of an immovable obstruction, such as the walkway of a bridge over a deep hollow. What is the ruling?
A:If the player elects to take relief, vertical distance is disregarded. The nearest point of relief (Point X) is deemed to be at the point on the ground directly beneath where the ball lies on the obstruction, provided the player would not have interference, as defined in Rule 24-2a, at this point. The player may proceed under Rule 24-2b by dropping the ball within one club-length of Point X. In a situation where there would be interference with some part of the obstruction (e.g., a supporting column) for a ball positioned at Point X, the ball is deemed to lie at Point X. The player may proceed under Rule 24-2b by determining the nearest point of relief for a ball lying at Point X. (Revised)
答：如果球员选择补球，垂直距离是可以忽视的。补球的最近点（X点）认定是球所处障碍物径直向下的地面一点，如果球员不受影响，就象规则24-2a规 定的，就在那一点补球。球员可以按照规则24-2b处理，在X点的一球杆长度范围内抛球。在这样的情况下受障碍物一部分的影响（比如支柱），因为球要置于 X点，就认定球位于X点。球员可以按照规则24-2b处理，为位于X点的球来确定补球最近点。（修正）