2 of my competitors yesterday were arguing over these 2 possible situations that never arose, but they still were arguing over them.
Situation #1. Ball is hit into a bunker, player decides he wants to hit again from his original spot under penalty of stroke and distance. Is that allowed? I am aware of taking an unplayable in a bunker, so the ball must be dropped in the bunker.
Situation #2. Ball is played forward, hits a tree and goes behind the player. His ball rolls into a bush and wants to take an unplayable lie. Can he choose the option of playing from his original spot even though it is closer to the hole?