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Can you switch balls on a hole? In other words I've seen golfers pull out an old ball to hit over water because they don't want to lose a good one. I've also seen players switch to putt with a different ball on the greens.

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No. You cannot switch balls on a hole,unless your ball is visibly cut. You must play out each hole with the same ball. You can however, under the Rules of Golf, switch balls between holes and even brands for that matter. If you are playing in a competition though, they will most likely have a local rule ("the one ball rule") in effect to prevent you from switching brands.

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