Par 3 OB – A Golf Rule Interpretation

I have a rules question that I am hoping you can solve. I call it Par 3 OB. It is pretty simple in concept, but the 4 people I asked, including my club pro, I received the “ooohhh, I am not sure”. My club pro even suggested that if he was a playing partner, I might get slapped. He was joking of course…..I think 😉 . Regardless, this is something I need clarification on because it happened last week and I am unsure what to do.

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In Search of the Elusive Golf Ball – Is It Worth It?

Every player looks for golf balls on the golf course. It is in our nature and for some, they have to look a bit more than others. I do not mind ‘ball hawking’, but I have limitations as to where and how long I like to look. In some cases’ it is not worth the effort and I suggest we should just move on. This was definitely on of those times!

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New Rules of Golf: Searching For Your Ball

We have all spent time looking for golf balls. Whether it is our own or your playing partners’, walking through the rougher parts of the golf course is normal. If I have to look repeatedly for a golf ball, it does throw off my game, especially if the player I am with refuses to give up looking. You know that player, the one that spends more time looking for his 2 dollar ball then he spends researching before he buys a new car. It is very frustrating and has a tendency to ruin the flow of everyone’s game. Hence, the new rules of golf are designed to change that…..or will it? Continue reading

How to Search for a Lost Ball

Lost golf ballsAt least once a round, I go in search of the elusive white ball. At no fault of my own, the like white bundle of joy (or should I say frustration) decides to play hide and seek! It is very frustrating when my golf ball gets a mind if its own and lets its ego run away with the plan we devised at the start of the round.

As most golfers find themselves from time to time, searching for a wayward golf ball is a skill that all players need to conquer. Knowing how to find a lost ball does is not as simple as playing hide and seek; there is a methodology that will help most amateurs reduce strokes by finding their ball more often than not. Continue reading