Rules Question: hit a provisional ball a second time?
Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:54 AM
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Wedges: Mizuno MP-T 51* and 56*; Callaway X Series Jaws 60*
Putter: Nike Unitized Techno
Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:58 AM
Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:59 AM
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:03 AM
This is not true. If your provisional ended up shorter than where you think your original lies, you can hit and keep hitting your provisional until you get to where your original is apt to be per 27-2b:
b. When Provisional Ball Becomes Ball in Play
The player may play a provisional ball until he reaches the place where the original ball is likely to be. If he makes a stroke with the provisional ball from the place where the original ball is likely to be or from a point nearer the hole than that place, the original ball is lost and the provisional ball becomes the ball in playunder penalty of stroke and distance (Rule 27-1).
If the original ball is lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, the provisional ball becomes the ball in play, under penalty of stroke and distance (Rule 27-1).
Exception: If it is known or virtually certain that the original ball, that has not been found, has been moved by an outside agency (Rule 18-1), or is in an obstruction (Rule 24-3) or an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1c), the player may proceed under the applicable Rule.
Edit: though in the op's case, it sounds like when he played that particular provisional his original had to be abandoned due to its location.
Edited by Sawgrass, 07 June 2013 - 09:06 AM.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:04 AM
You are providing your personal permission for the OP to break the rule after he asks a rules question?
Do you think that was what he was after?
Edited by Sawgrass, 07 June 2013 - 11:05 AM.
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