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Entering Penalties

There are two basic types of penalties: those related to a stroke taken (e.g. hitting into a hazard; out of bounds; lost ball; unplayable lie) and technical penalties not associated with  a stroke taken (e.g. illegal marking, lifting, or ball substitution; illegal actions related obstructions, impediments). 

Stroke-related penalties figure into your strokes gained values, while technical penalties do not. 

To record a penalty: 

 

  1. IMPORTANT: When a stroke results in a penalty, select "Penalty" before entering distance and lie type data. Recording a Penalty always comes first. See Order of Data Entry.

      

  2. Select the “Penalty” button at the bottom of the RAR Lie Type section, or type “P” on a keyboard. Penalty button

      

  3. On the Penalty Type Selection Screen (see Penalty Types below), select the type of penalty (or “No Penalty” to exit)

     

  4. If the Penalty results in a new lie (e.g. a drop ball is involved), enter the distance and lie type. 

      

When you record a penalty, the type of penalty will be identified as a red text abbreviation on the Scorecard section of RAR, and the next stroke (or strokes) will be filled in with a red bar attributing that stroke (or strokes) to the penalty. Scorecard-Penalty

Penalties are included in your strokes gained statistics when they are associated with a stroke.  Technical penalties, which are not associated with an actual stroke but assessed for some other rule infraction, are not included in strokes gained statistics.

  

  

    Penalty Types

 The Penalty Types on the Penalty Selection screen are:RAR Penalty Selection Screen

  • HZ. Hazard. Water hazards of all types. After selecting the Hazard Lie Type, the RAR recognizes you may be dropping the ball at a new location. Enter Distance and Lie Type for the new location. 
  • OB. Out of Bounds. Distance and Lie Type of next stroke will automatically match the previous location..
  • LB. Lost Ball. Distance and Lie Type of next stroke will automatically match the previous location.
  • UN. Unplayable Lie. After selecting the Unplayable Lie Type, the RAR recognizes you may be dropping the ball at a new location. Enter Distance and Lie Type for the new location.
  • T1. Technical 1-Stroke Penalty. Any “technical” penalty that is not directly affiliated with the stroke itself.  Examples include, illegally lifting and marking (Rule 20-1), deflecting a moving ball (Rule 19-2), and other illegal actions incurring a one-stroke penalty. These are not included in strokes gained results.
  • T2. Technical 2-Stroke Penalty. Examples include hitting a wrong ball (Rule 15-3) and other illegal actions incurring a two-stroke penalty. These are not included in strokes gained results.
  • 2HIT. Double Hit.  This is the penalty assessed for striking the ball more than once with a single stroke (Rule 14-4).
  • No Penalty. Cancels the penalty stroke input and takes you back to the scorecard screen.