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# What is the penalty if when putting on the green you hit the pin which is laying off the green?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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13y ago

It will at some point rest against the pin! Regardless of that, if you putt with the pin in, and the ball is holed, you receive a two shot penalty. The scenario set out in the question means nothing.

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14y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

Ugh I don't know much about golf but I don't think so because if the oppositions ball is on the green and you put off of the green then it's not possible to hit it. I don't think.

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13y ago

Two shot penalty and the realization that your putting is so bad you cannot keep the ball on the green.

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Q: What is the penalty if when putting on the green you hit the pin which is laying off the green?
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If you are on the green and you hit another ball which is on the green, you receive a two shot penalty and must play your ball where it lies. The other ball must be replaced, you should have asked the other player to move the ball. If however you are not on the green and hit another ball, there is no penalty, you again play yours as it lies and the other ball must be replaced.

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### What happens if you hit the pin in golf?

If you are off the green, nothing, and play the ball as it lies. If you are on the green it is a two shot penalty and you must play the ball as it lies. So if you are on the green, and putt with the pin in, and it goes in the ball is deemed holed, but there is a two shot penalty.

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