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    The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Played a medal today and after nine I was two over. Played the back nine and I was hitting it gorgeous. It just flowed, PP was having a good round as well. Stood on the par five 18th and they have now moved the white tees back another 50 yd, back to where they should be. Moved coz of storm damage a few months ago. Anyway I hit my best drive of the day, the penetrating flight was a thing of beauty. That was until it hit the tallest tree on the Lhs. I had pulled it slightly and at that moment in time Adele would of been proud of me. PP hit his down the middle and that is where I put my provisional.
    We spent five mins looking for it and found four balls but not mine. I was spitting feathers. I said to PP am just gonna have a look down the Lhs past the tree. I was just turning back having walked 50 yd and given up the ghost and I saw summat winking at me. I walked up and it was the most beautiful thing on gods earth at that moment in time. I let out the biggest girlie squeal I have ever done. Which was an achievement coz I had done the same thing 15 mins earlier when I parred the 16th for the first time ever in a comp.
    Anyway a smashed hybrid, 8 iron, and two putts later and am walking off with a par and 72 after hcap. PP shot a 73 with a seven on the last. Was winning my div and second overall and fingers crossed a hcap cut. But finding that ball was just massive.

    Any other lost ball stories.

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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    Played a medal today and after nine I was two over. Played the back nine and I was hitting it gorgeous. It just flowed, PP was having a good round as well. Stood on the par five 18th and they have now moved the white tees back another 50 yd, back to where they should be. Moved coz of storm damage a few months ago. Anyway I hit my best drive of the day, the penetrating flight was a thing of beauty. That was until it hit the tallest tree on the Lhs. I had pulled it slightly and at that moment in time Adele would of been proud of me. PP hit his down the middle and that is where I put my provisional.
    We spent five mins looking for it and found four balls but not mine. I was spitting feathers. I said to PP am just gonna have a look down the Lhs past the tree. I was just turning back having walked 50 yd and given up the ghost and I saw summat winking at me. I walked up and it was the most beautiful thing on gods earth at that moment in time. I let out the biggest girlie squeal I have ever done. Which was an achievement coz I had done the same thing 15 mins earlier when I parred the 16th for the first time ever in a comp.
    Anyway a smashed hybrid, 8 iron, and two putts later and am walking off with a par and 72 after hcap. PP shot a 73 with a seven on the last. Was winning my div and second overall and fingers crossed a hcap cut. But finding that ball was just massive.

    Any other lost ball stories.
    you cheated then......

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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Well done on the good round.

    I purposely try not to think too much about it when i'm looking for a ball. My thoughts are always, if i am meant to find it, i will find it. that way i don't get too pi55ed off if i don't.

    But there is nothing worse than hitting a perfectly good drive, straight down the middle and not being able to find it. That's happened to me a few times.
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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    you cheated then......
    Probably not the first.

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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    Probably not the first.
    that's ok then.

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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    You need to DQ yourself A.S.A.P.

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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    you cheated then......
    How? Do you mean because he looked for longer than 5 minutes?
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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    How? Do you mean because he looked for longer than 5 minutes?

    Exactly.

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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.



    so your best drive of the day was pulled and hit a tree?

    Then you spent over five minutes looking for the ball? I thought the ruling was five minutes? Am I wrong? if you spent longer than that, then its ball lost isn't it?
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    Re: The relief of finding a lost ball.

    which begs the question, did he time himself on a stopwatch, or did he guess the 5 minutes in which case there could be a significant margin for error
    if on a watch , then strictly the ball is out of play, but if he was guessing the lapsed time, then as long as it is not obviously longer then let it ride

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