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Am I allowed to brush away loose sand on the green even though my ball is somewhat off the green?
--Chris L. from Beverly Hills, CA

Hi Chris. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm excited to get to help you with your game.

Yes, you are allowed to brush away sand and loose impediments on the green whether your ball lies on or off the putting surface. Be sure to use your hand, not your club and just lightly brush so you don't disturb the grass or the line of your putt.

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