"Casual air" Is
wind of a volume or velocity sufficient to cause (a) a pinch of grass blades released
at shoulder height to be blown a distance of at least two club lengths in any
direction; or (b) the fabric bunting attached to the flagstick on any green to
be drawn taut, or to ruffle, flap, or flutter, or the flagsticks themselves to
bend, sway, or wobble; or (c) improperly affixed headgear to become airborne.
Whenever casual air is deemed to exist, players may obtain relief as follows:
1. The ball may
be teed up anywhere within the closely mown area of the teeing ground without
regard to the position of the tee markers.
2. Any ball hit
out-of-bounds may be retrieved and replayed from the nearest playable lie within
bounds, without penalty of either stroke or distance.
3. Any ball that
flies unexpectedly far over a green, or falls conspicuously short of it, may be
replayed once without assessing a stroke.
4. All third putts
5. A range ball
may be put into play at any time at a player's discretion.