The former European Tour chief referee is on hand to help you when you're trying to work out how to take relief

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: how to work out the nearest point of complete relief.

Rules of Golf Explained: How to find the nearest point of complete relief

In this episode, I have hit my golf ball onto a man-made path and I’m entitled to free relief. But on which side should I take it? Luckily for him, John is on hand to explain how to work out the nearest point of complete relief and then what it is you need to do next. Remember – it’s not always where you want to drop your ball!

Watch the video at the top of the page for John’s 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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