Rules for Boundary White Stakes - can they be moved to help play?
R&A RULE: A-5 STAKES IDENTIFYING OUT OF BOUNDS
Boundary objects are not permitted to be moved and free relief is generally not given, but the Committee may provide for relief from these stakes through the following Model Local Rule, which should also clarify the status of these stakes.
EATON LOCAL RULE:
During play of the 14th hole, the area on the left side of the hole defined by white posts, beginning and ending with double white posts, is out of bounds. These white posts are treated as boundary objects during play of the 14th hole. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.