I was playing at Lake Toxaway CC in NC a few years back. I hit my drive on 9 straight down the middle..right at the 150 stake in the middle of the fairway. I get up there and the ball is nowhere to be found. I looked all over the place and was saying to myself there was no way that ball was gone...I hit it right down the middle. I was by myself so I probably took more time looking than I should have but eventually I just dropped one by the 150 marker and moved on. On my way to the green I was looking back thinking maybe a different view would turn up the ball..no luck. After I finished the hole, I went back out to the fairway to look again..still in disbelief that I couldnt find that ball. Well, this time I found it! It was plugged in the fairway by a sprinkler head with only about a quarter sized white spot showing. And it wasnt like a usual plug where there is a bit of a pitch mark sticking up. It was as if the ball was sitting on the grass and then just sucked in leaving no sign of an impact. It was crazy. It also never even dawned on me that it would have been plugged because the fairways were not at all wet. I figured later that since it was by the sprinkler the ground was damp in that area.
Edited by swbyps, 02 May 2012 - 12:56 PM.