1. Embedded Ball
A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground in any closely mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green. «Closely mown area» means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.
A ball on the playingfield may be liftet without penalty and cleaned. Befor it is lifted the position of the ball must be marked. Failure to mark the position will result in one penaltystroke. After cleaning the ball must be placed within approximately 50cm of the original position that is not an obstacle or putting green, but not closer to the flag.