There was an interesting situation that happened at our league last night. On a 4 player group, on ball 1, player 1 and 2 already played. Player 4 played out of turn and played as player 3. Normally this is a normal ruling, the points stay and Player 4 gets DQed. But while this out of turn play was happening, Player 3 was aware that P4 was playing out of turn. Player 3 ended up silently discussing with P2 about how P4 was playing his ball. Both P3 and P2 let that player continue to keep playing out of turn probably hoping to rack up the score.
Player 1 finally overheard their discussion and called an official over. What would you do in this situation? Would you DQ anybody else besides Player 4? P3 intentionally didn’t stop play knowing that the points earned, he would keep.
What the officials ended up ruling was that P4 gets a DQ and Player 3 will play as Player 4 since that game wasn’t started yet.