My friends and I like to play golf by the rules. No mulligans, no 4ft gimmes, no foot wedges.
Something we don’t do however is take a distance penalty when we have an unexpected lost ball. You know the one – what appears to be safely in play is nowhere to be found when you get up there.
We just take a drop where we think the ball must have went into the rough. Note – not on the fairway, but not in the deep stuff either!
Obviously this aint exactly R&A rules but no one wants to run back 200 yards to retake their shot.
I suspect that this must be the most common rule breach amongst guys who otherwise play by the rules. Interested to see what the poll says..