Well…there is one particular golf course in MB where the Pro going over rules (for the day) basically went against this particular rule (the old one). Indigo Creek…the golf course was pretty much a swamp. It had rained all night. It was very easy to see a ball land in the fairway yet the ball could not be found. Everyone in the group could agree they saw the ball land, water splash but could not walk around in there and find it. This particular circumstance was asked before we went out to play. The Pro’s statement was “If you do not find the ball…it is lost!”. Several of us mentioned the ruling and we were told…”if this happens to you, your ball is lost.” Multiple people that day had to take penalty strokes due to this ruling.