Math Quiz: Hank the High Capper has new Honma's and likes to keep them covered. Paul the Pro Pretender gets aggravated at his buddy Hank the High Capper due to the extra time it takes Hank to cover his irons after each shot. Hank the High Capper shoots 93. Paul the Pro Pretender shoots 80. Paul the Pro Pretender is clearly the better player of the two. Both players agree covering Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Putters are OK. Hank the High Capper's heavenly Honma's look so shiny because he takes the extra time to cover them after each shot. Paul the Pro Pretender was on track to break 80 but loses a golf ball on Hole 18 and invokes the full 5-minute allowance to look for the lost ball so he still has a shot at breaking 80. What takes more time? A. Hank the High Capper's club covering time of 2.4 minutes per round? or B. Paul the Pro Pretender's 5-minute allowance to look for the lost ball? Answer: Paul the Pro Pretender's single lost ball takes more time. Added is the extra time is takes for Paul the Pro Pretender's extensive pre-shot routine, practice swings and holding of the post-shot poses. Note 1: In 2019, the USGA says Paul the Pro Pretender will only be allowed 3 minutes to search for lost balls, but 3 minutes is still longer than 2.4 minutes. Note 2: The USGA has no rules restricting the time for club covers. Clearly the USGA understands lost balls are more time consuming than club covers.