Rule Tip of the Month – August

A player strikes her ball into high grass and properly plays a provisional ball.  She prefers to continue play with the provisional ball but a fellow-competitor announces that the original ball is found in less than five minutes of search.  While the player is not required to look for her original ball, if it may be found before the provisional ball becomes the ball in play, the player must identify the ball before continuing play with the provisional ball.  If the player has dishonestly not identified a ball that is hers, she should be disqualified.   Rule 27/13