Rick, my understanding is that if you don’t call Provisional, the original ball is completely out of play as soon as you hit the 2nd ball. If you do call provisional, you don’t have to go look for it but one of your opponents can and if he finds it in bounds, your provisional is out of play. Same for a ball you think might be lost that you don’t want to find. Once found, the provisional is out of play. But, since this is not match play, you can hurry your butt up to your good provisional and play it before the other ball is found. Playing out of turn in stroke play…they cannot recall your shot.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Rick Kimbrell.