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Maria,

Playing in a stiff wind the ball flies over the hazard and then the wind pulls it back and the ball drops in the hazard. Where do you make your drop for your next shot?
--Bob W. from Lake Worth, FL

Hi Bob,

The line you use is always the line where the ball LAST crossed the hazard. If it is yellow staked you would keep that point between you and the flag and drop back as far as you'd like.

For a yellow water hazard you have 3 options:

1) Play the ball where it lies.
2) Re hit from where you originally hit it.
3) Keep the point where it last crossed the hazard between you and the flag and drop back as far as you want.

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