We’ve been sort of reliably informed by Alan Beggs of Portstewart of a change in the Rules. We thought we’d better share before you tee up in the medal tomorrow;
A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and placed on
the fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into
the rough with no penalty. The player should not be penalized for tall
grass which ground keepers failed to mow.
Rule 3.b.3 (G)
There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or
near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone
else, making it a stolen ball.The player is not to compound the felony
by charging himself or herself with a penalty.
Well that makes life a bit easier then.