Anyone mind if we "drift" even further from the OP's topic?
This is likely to become one of our eight Local Rules on January 1:
PENALTY AREAS All penalty areas are designated as red penalty areas and are marked with red stakes and/or red lines. However, for any penalty area with red stakes only, the edge of that red penalty area is defined by the adjacent mowing line.
Our course has several creeks and streams, all containing flowing water, which come into play on half the holes. Greenskeeping mows as close as they can to these small bodies of water. It's impractical to define the penalty areas by stakes alone and there's no appetite for painting more than a half a dozen times each season. Even then, the paint barely lasts a week until it's mowed away.
Committee Procedures now suggests that methods such as physical features may be used to define penalty area edges.
Does anyone else use anything similar?