Video: SCGA Rules Crew - Lifting Your Ball For Identification (Rule 12-2)
Are you allowed to lift your ball when identifying it?
The rules of golf do allow for lifting your ball to identify it when you are uncertain if the ball you've located is actually yours. But it comes with important stipulations.
The fellow in this SCGA Rules Crew video 'stretches' those rules rather extravagantly to say the least. Watch the video below to learn how to proceed in this situation.