If our ball is surrounded by loose impediments, what can we do and what do we have to watch out for? Former European Tour chief referee John Paramor is on hand to explain

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’m asking: When can you clean your golf ball?

Rules of golf explained: Can you move loose impediments?

I’ve got to my golf ball and it’s surrounded by objects. Can I move them? And what happens if I move the ball as well? John is on hand to explain. Watch the video above to see what he has to say.

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

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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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