Our club had their annual shootout today. You have all year to qualify for it. They take a combination of low gross and low net scores to qualify. I qualified back in July with my best round, which translated into a net 66.
We started on our 13th hole with 15 players. I got off to a hot start and birdied the first hole. Wasn't close to necessary, as a net 5 on the par 4 qualified to move on, and we eliminated three guys.
There is a water hazard to the right on the next hole and I bailed out way left (on purpose; I know the object on each hole, especially in the beginning, is to just advance). Surprisingly, with all the people hitting shots, I was the only player over there. I went over and found a ball in the deep rough, hit a solid shot onto the fairway about 75 yds short of the green, and chipped up to about 15 feet, putting for par. I was going to advance easily, as a lot of guys were hitting it all over the place. I marked my ball, picked it up, and realized that IT WAS NOT MY F'ING BALL!!
I probably coud have gone back and played my ball with the requisite penalty shots and possibly got into a chip off to advance, but I was so pissed I just declared myself out and left. Total bummer.