Monday, May 22, 2017

Ask Linda #1535-Ball lost in gorse

Dear Linda
Our course has very large clumps of gorse which have an uncanny knack of attracting balls. If everyone in our group is 100% a ball went into a certain clump, but it cannot be seen or identified, is the hitter's only option to go back to the point where the ball was last played?
Lou from Bridgend, Wales

Dear Lou,

Yes. This is a lost ball. Gorse is no different from fescue, gnarly rough, prickly shrubs, or trees. Balls do have a penchant for getting lost in such inhospitable places. If you can’t find and identify it, your only option is to play another ball from spot where you last played the original ball.

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