What is an in-or-out-of-bounds penalty in golf?
Rule 18.2 includes a diagram to help golfers determine the in-or-out-of-bounds question. It’s a stroke-and-distance penalty for hitting the ball out of bounds. If you think you just hit a ball out of bounds, you can play a provisional ball from the same place the first one was played.
What is the local rule for lost golf balls?
Must not be nearer the hole than the ball reference point. Once the player puts a ball in play under this Local Rule: The original ball that was lost or out of bounds is no longer in play and must not be played. This is true even if the ball is found on the course before the end of the three-minute search time (see Rule 6.3b).
What is an out of bounds line on a golf course?
As stated in the last sentence of the above definition, when a golf course uses stakes or a line painted on the ground to designate the out-of-bounds boundary, those stakes or that line are white. (Although if some other boundary — a fence, for example — denotes out of bounds, that type of boundary won’t necessarily be white.
What happens if a ball is out of bounds in golf?
“When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3): a.