Question: Jack, John and Jill are playing in a stroke round at the Club and all hit on to the green in two strokes. It is very windy.
Jack marks and lifts his ball. When he replaces his ball, a strong gust of wind blows his ball into the hole. Jill tells him he should replace the ball where it was marked and putt. He is not sure but follows Jill's instructions.
John is also on the green and his ball stops a few feet from the hole. He marks the ball but before he lifts it, the wind gusts and the ball blows off the green into a bunker. Jill tells him he has to play it from where it finished. John grudgingly also obeys Jill's instructions, as she seems to know what she is talking about.
Jill is furthest from the hole and doesn't bother marking her ball, intending to putt. Before she is able to do so, her ball blows into the hole. She tells the others she does not need to putt again and marks her score as a two.
Is Jill correct in each case? See the answer at the end of this email.