The former European Tour chief referee is here again to explain the ins and outs of the rules

In this Rules of Golf Explained series in association with TaylorMade, I’m joined by former European Tour chief referee John Paramor to discuss various situations in which you might find yourself on the golf course and how you deal with them within the boundaries of the game’s laws. In this episode, I’ve managed to lodge my golf ball in a tree.

Golf ball in a tree? Here’s what happens now

Have you ever put your golf ball in a tree and not known what to do?

Well that’s exactly what has happened to me in this episode of Rules of Golf Explained.

Firstly, I have managed to identify it as my ball, which is a good start. From here, John explains what must happen now, and also what I would have to do should I not have been able to identify the ball as mine.

Watch the video above for his full explanation.

This Rules of Golf series was filmed in association with TaylorMade at Sunningdale Heath Golf Club.

You can find more videos of John helping me out of sticky rules situations on the NCG YouTube channel on the Rules of Golf Explained playlist.

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Steve Carroll

A journalist for 23 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former captain and committee member, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the national Tournament Administrators and Referee's Seminar. He has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying and the PGA Fourball Championship. A member of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap.

Handicap: 10.9

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