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Lost Ball - Definition from the Rules of Golf
This is the official definition of "lost ball" as it appears in the Official Rules of Golf.
Golf Rules Simple and Plain: Balls Lost and Unplayable - About.com
Golf balls that are lost or unplayable are covered in this section of our Golf Rules Simple and Plain featue.
Rules of Golf - Rule 27: Ball Lost Out of Bounds
If a ball may be lost outside a water hazard or may be out of bounds, to save time the player may play another ball provisionally in accordance with Rule 27-1.
Definition of Provisional Ball in Golf - About.com
What is a provisional ball in golf? Read the definition of this term, which golfers sometimes use when they fear a lost ball.
Golf Rules FAQ: Ball Thought to be Lost Found in Hole After Playing ...
Question: I found my "lost ball" in the cup - but after hitting second ball; which counts? Answer: Here's the scenario: You play a stroke into a green; maybe it's a  ...
Time Limit On Searching for Lost Ball in Golf - About.com
Darn it, where did that golf ball go? I know it's in here somewhere! You have five minutes to search for a ball before it is considered lost. Stuart Franklin / Getty ...
Provisional Ball - Procedure with Provisional Ball in Golf If Original ...
This means that even if you were willing to take a lost-ball penalty and continue with the provisional, you may not do so. The original ball must be played if found  ...
Common Penalties in the Rules of Golf
Ball Lost or Out of Bounds (Rule 27-1) Stroke plus distance. Take a 1-stroke penalty and return to the spot of the original shot to re-play. A provisional ball may ...
How to Proceed When Your Golf Ball Is Stuck In a Tree - About.com
There are three options for continuing play when your ball gets stuck in a tree: play the ball as it lies; declare the ball unplayable; or proceed under a lost ball ...
Golf Rules FAQ: Do I Have to Tell My Opponent if I've Found the Ball ...
Your opponent or fellow-competitor is searching for a ball ... when you ... Or can you keep quiet, hoping that he'll have to declare a lost ball and take the penalty?
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