This issue of "The Golf Rules Review" is called "Lost and Found and Soon to Be Abandoned". Under the old rules, we all probably took a lot of liberties with "Lost" balls, such as taking too long to look or letting other players play their lost ball after the 5 minutes. All you had to do was play in some of our weekend better ball tournaments to see folks that were way behind because they often spent too much time looking for lost balls. The revised 2019 Rules limits the time to look for a lost ball to 3 minutes. So when does the search clock start and what should happen after 3 minutes if a ball isn't found.....that is what this issue is all about.
Hit 'em Long & Straight!
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