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The golfing lottery

HonestPlayerHonestPlayer Members Posts: 264 ✭✭✭✭

Earlier I hit a ball into the trees on my second stroke. Bushes waiting below to eat up any golf balls.

I hit a provisional into an unplayable ditch as my fourth shot. Had to take a penalty drop. I was playing 6 from 50 yards with the provisional. Then pulled the approach shot into the rough just off the green. I walked up laughing that if I found the original I would be playing 3 from the bushes instead of 8 from the rough. I ended up on the dance floor after four shots. Tough shot from the bushes advanced 5 yards. Chipped on with a PW from rough, putt left for bogey. I would have been putting on my ninth stroke if I didn't find my original ball.

Anyone else got a similar tale to tell to this?

Most birdies in a round in 2019 - 3
Holes in ones career - 1
Split Grip Birdie COUNTER - 1

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  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,430 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Par 5, downhill tee shot, pulled it into the trees. I hear it hit hard, and see the ball pop out into the middle of the fairway.
    Get up to the ball, and it's in a divot.

    True story.

  • StrömsborgStrömsborg StockholmMembers Posts: 536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Hey chopper, what are you hitting there?

    Titleist 910 8.5°
    TM SLDR S 17°
    Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 21° and 24°
    Titleist AP2 710 5-pw
    Wilson FG Tour PMP 52, 56, 60­°
    EvnRoll ER2

    After how long does being "out of form" turn into "a bad golfer"?
  • HonestPlayerHonestPlayer Members Posts: 264 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 7, 2019 11:14am #5

    @Strömsborg said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Definitely. The practical thing to do was keep hitting the provisional until I got to the first ball.

    Most birdies in a round in 2019 - 3
    Holes in ones career - 1
    Split Grip Birdie COUNTER - 1

  • mlaingmlaing Members Posts: 38 ✭✭

    This is interesting... I was playing in a tournament and on a pretty severe dogleg right I hit what I thought was a pretty massive push slice in trying to cut the dogleg... I hit a provisional with a hybrid as opposed to my driver original shot so it was much shorter. We looked all up the right rough never finding it then I went back to play my provisional... upon hitting it and heading up the fairway we found my original tee shot and my playing partners denied that could even though it was much further than any of us had looked was definitely a deflating moment and turned a birdie or sure par in a double or triple bogey.

    Driver - Cobra F9 9* with Fujikura Atmos 7X
    5 Wood -
    Hybrid - Adams Super LS 23*
    5 & 6 Irons - Srixon Z545
    7 - PW - Srixon Z745
    Wedges - Bridgestone J15 50* and 54* and Callaway PM grind 58* and 64*
    Putter - Evnroll ER9.2 33 inches
  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Strömsborg said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Of course. I expected, with all of those swings, he had passed his original ball. “My bad”!

  • HonestPlayerHonestPlayer Members Posts: 264 ✭✭✭✭

    @Moonlightgrm said:

    @Strömsborg said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Of course. I expected, with all of those swings, he had passed his original ball. “My bad”!

    That was made clear in the original post. You are being obtuse. You and the moderators know this. You deserve to get called out. Peace.

    Most birdies in a round in 2019 - 3
    Holes in ones career - 1
    Split Grip Birdie COUNTER - 1

  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HonestPlayer said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:

    @Strömsborg said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Of course. I expected, with all of those swings, he had passed his original ball. “My bad”!

    That was made clear in the original post. You are being obtuse. You and the moderators know this. You deserve to get called out. Peace.

    If that was made clear from your original post, I’d like to have a word with your English teacher.
    Peace

  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,593 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 8, 2019 4:15am #10

    @Moonlightgrm said:

    @HonestPlayer said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:

    @Strömsborg said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Of course. I expected, with all of those swings, he had passed his original ball. “My bad”!

    That was made clear in the original post. You are being obtuse. You and the moderators know this. You deserve to get called out. Peace.

    If that was made clear from your original post, I’d like to have a word with your English teacher.
    Peace

    removed

  • GautamaGautama Members Posts: 802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HonestPlayer said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:

    @Strömsborg said:

    @Moonlightgrm said:
    Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole.

    😉

    Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball.
    It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and then, if you don't find it, go back to play your fourth shot on that provisional ball that didn't make it past the ladies tee.

    Of course. I expected, with all of those swings, he had passed his original ball. “My bad”!

    That was made clear in the original post. You are being obtuse. You and the moderators know this. You deserve to get called out. Peace.

    Gotta say it wasn't clear at all pal, and you're the one making unnecessary, snarky jabs. Sorry, deserves to be called out...

    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • CrushSticksCrushSticks Members Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but can’t you advance a provisional past where the original might lay and still play the original, so long as you haven’t played a stroke with the provisional from beyond the point where the original is found?

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    Adams Tight Lies 5-19(Fuji Speeder 7.2)
    Wilson FG Tour V4 Utility - 3
    Wilson FG Tour M3 4-GW (Dynamic Gold XP)
    Vokey SM 09 56
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  • HonestPlayerHonestPlayer Members Posts: 264 ✭✭✭✭

    I won't be back.

    Most birdies in a round in 2019 - 3
    Holes in ones career - 1
    Split Grip Birdie COUNTER - 1

  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player Members Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @HonestPlayer said:
    I won't be back.

    We've all had some that jump on our posts. I certainly have. Don't let it dampen your feel for the forum. Lots of good people here and lots of great knowledge.

  • GautamaGautama Members Posts: 802 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 9, 2019 3:13am #15

    My post was probably unnecessarily glib and it's not even my fight, but while your original post was fine and a funny story (once I got it sorted out), I also read it as you went back to the original ball. When moonlight simply said he misunderstood, you kinda took his head off, lol. Anyway, apologies if I came off harsh, just kinda felt like a "well you started it" situation.

    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • BaddsBadds Members Posts: 1,666 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @HonestPlayer said:
    I won't be back.

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