SCGA Rules Crew - Ball Not Found Within Five Minutes

Our crew explains that you only have five minutes to find a lost ball.
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Handicap Index: 6.9
Monday, October 05, 2015

golfbum777 - A player is entitled to play a provisional ball if they think it may be lost outside of a water hazard.  If the player looks for 5 minutes and the original ball is not found, the player must proceed with the provisional ball at that point.

A player is not entitled to play a provisional after searching for 5 minutes for the original ball. A provisional ball can only be played before a player, his partner or either of their caddies have begun to search for it.


Handicap Index: 24.1
Monday, October 05, 2015

But does not answer an important question.  Before looking can you take a provisional and then after looking 5 minutes then play the provisional rather than waiting 5 minutes and declaring your ball lost before you hit a provisional.


Handicap Index: 11.7
Monday, October 05, 2015

This is as silly as the rest of the Rules Crew stuff.  Who likes this stuff ???


Handicap Index: 10.3
Monday, October 05, 2015

Did someone say academe award? Please pass the four Oscars.