Hi there. Long time reader, first time poster.
I'd like a little bit of clarification, if anyone could shed some light on this rule/situation.
I was having a debate, or rather argument, with a friend of mine on the course yesterday. He stated that if a ball bounces on the course and then bounces out of bounds you can drop the ball in bounds at the point in which the ball crossed into out of bounds, with penalty of one stroke. So, if your tee shot bounces on the fairway and then out of bounds you can drop the ball in bounds where it crossed and then play your third shot. He does say though that if the ball goes straight out of bounds you have to go back to where you last played with penalty of stroke of distance, so if that was the tee shot you go back to the tee box and play your third stroke.
I was under the impression that out of bounds is out of bounds, regardless of the ball first landing in bounds or not, and if the ball finishes out of bounds you have to retake the shot back where you last played, with penalty of stroke and distance. So if your tee shots ends up out of bounds you take your next shot from the tee box and begin your third stroke.
Who is correct in this situation? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! Apologies if my descriptions of the situations don't make sense.
I also have a query similar to this (bouncing before entering the water hazard and not bouncing) regarding water hazards, but I'll leave that to another post!