Rule of the Week

Before playing a ball in a bunker, a player takes a firm stance in another part of the bunker away from where his ball lies and makes several practice swings with a club not touching the sand. What is the ruling?

A. There is no penalty unless his ball was to return to the area where the stance was taken for the practice swings

B. There is no penalty because the club did not touch sand

C. There is a penalty of two strokes for testing the condition of the hazard