I am surprised the new 2019 golf rules regarding preferred lies say:
The ball no longer must be marked before it is lifted. This is because the ball is not being replaced on its original spot. Yet you are required to mark your ball for relief purposes and I fail to see much difference.
I assume CONGU will still require the ball to be marked for handicapping, and I’m sure it used to not be a stipulation years ago.
Why have this possible confusion for players, was it really necessary?