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If your ball is in the way on the putting green, you would normally use a ball marker!

simply just place the ball marker behind the Golf ball on the green, then pick your golf ball up.

if the ball marker is still in the way of the other players line, you are allowed to move the ball marker, 1 or 2 putter heads, but you need to make sure that you move it back to where it was, otherwise it's a stroke penalty.

once the other player has putted out, you may out your ball down in front of the ball marker, and then pick the marker up.

now you can put !

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