Rule 803.07B If a disc at rest on the playing surface or supported by the target is moved, the disc shall be replaced as close as possible to its original location, as determined by a majority of the group or an official.
While the interpretation of this rule would seem straightforward, there are occurrences in the field that make the proper call challenging. First, once a playerâ€™s disc is at rest on the playing surface, the wind, a dog, another playerâ€™s thrown disc or anything else canâ€™t move its position until that player arrives to mark their lie. For example, if the wind or a thrown disc causes a disc at rest to get up and roll down the hill or maybe it even lands OB, the disc is returned to its original position based on the groupâ€™s judgment. If that position is close to OB and was only seen by the group from a distance, the player should get the benefit of the doubt and be given an inbounds lie.
A disc at rest supported by the target might be â€œinâ€ depending on where on the target itâ€™s supported. If itâ€™s sitting on the top of the chain support or leaning on the pole under the basket, itâ€™s not in. However, if a disc in this position is struck by another playerâ€™s disc, that disc is returned to that position for the owner to mark and play from that lie to complete the hole.
If the disc is at rest in the chains or completely in the basket, the disc is just waiting for its owner to remove it to hole out. If itâ€™s dislodged by the wind or another throw, the disc is returned to that position for the owner to remove it.
The most controversial part of this rule is when a disc is wedged in the side of the basket or hanging by a nub on the outside. Per this rule, once the group judges that the disc is at rest, it will be replaced there for the owner to complete holing out even if it subsequently falls off the nub or pops out of the side of the basket either by itself, wind or being struck by another disc before the owner gets there.
All discs but the yellow one will complete the hole once the owner gets to the basket and removes it before it possibly falls down and out.
At this point, the rulebook does not define the amount of time a disc has to stop moving before the group should call it â€œat rest.â€ This decision is left to the group to make a reasonable judgment. So, whether a wedged disc will result in holing out or not depends on the group making the â€œat restâ€ call. (This judgment will hopefully occur faster than the amount of time it takes to sprint to the basketâ€¦)
Whoops! This wedgie popped out before the player got to it. Read what happens now.
If the thrower of the â€œwedgieâ€ has not yet gotten the â€œat restâ€ call from the group or they are not yet willing to do so, the thrower must quickly get to the basket and remove the wedgie to make sure it doesnâ€™t pop out so the hole out can be completed. If it does pop out before itâ€™s deemed at rest, then the new lie for the disc is where it lands on the ground and that thrower will then have to putt out.