Golf Infographic: Nearest Point of Relief

One of my more popular posts explains the concept of Nearest Point of Relief. It is an important stroke saver that many players do not quite understand. Therefore, in addition to my previous post, here is an infographic that I think will help.


If you have ever played a round of golf, understanding the concept of the nearest point of relief is important!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


6 thoughts on “Golf Infographic: Nearest Point of Relief

  1. Jim,
    Infographs look great! It can be tough to keep track of all the different rules golf has but being able to see them in a picture versus just having them explained makes it easier and much more enjoyable. I like the idea!


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  2. Aloha Jim,
    Nice, but clear up something for me if you will. When taking relief it is my understanding that the dropped ball must come to rest within one club length from the nearest point of relief. Yet I see people place their feet one club length from the nearest point of relief then extend their arm out even further and drop the ball. I’m not often in a situation where it matters, but I’ve always thought that was wrong – then again it may be me that is wrong. How do you see it?
    A Hui Hou,


    • Wayne,

      Great question. This is how I would interpret your situation. Establish the nears point of relief as per the description below. First start with your feet, they are in full relief of the cart path. Take the club you are going to hit with and take a normal stance. Where the club head touches the ground is the nearest point of relief. Put a tee in to mark the spot. Then, take the club you plan to hit and extend it out (no closer to the hole) from the other tee and place another tee in the ground. The ball must be dropped between the two tees no closer to the hole. How they drop the ball is not important to me as long as the ball lands within the tees.

      I hope this helps.


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