Seems similar logic is applied when I know I hit my shot straight down the fairway then can’t find it. I mean I know you said you know it’s there ...but the fact is you couldn’t find it right? Lost ball yes?
As to the question at hand, "Is Golf Available Where You Live?" from a course operator's point of view, my GM said this to me on March 24:
We are closed as of today.
(Course Superintendant) and I are the only ones left and we are tasked with keeping the golf course alive until we re-open.
This really sucks but I’m glad to still have a job. I just feel really bad for everyone that had to be laid off. Are you still in FL?
It has since reopened, but is not very busy.
This is the first time in 13 years that I am not back working by March or April. So, not working and not golfing.
So, yes I understand the embedded ball rule it’s very clear. Free lift. But here’s a situation that I can’t find an interpretation on.
Situation was this. My friend was playing out of the rough on a Par 5. He is a very strong player. He’s going for the green in two. His lie was good. About 100 yards or so out there’s a fairway bunker. He thins his shot but still rips it. The bunker wall is raised and his ball catches the sod wall. We know it’s in the wall. The sod wall is soft due to all the rain. That ball has disappeared! We know it’s not in the sand, the sand is smoothed and there’s no impact mark so it didn’t bury itself. Its clearly embedded but we can’t find it, so it’s also lost. What’s the ruling? Declare lost ball? Embedded ball? How many strokes? 1 shot penalty or 2. Then where do you drop, inside the bunker, outside?
I very seldom fail to find the answer for something like that if I google it.
Normally I find a video that steps me through it.
I just replaced the power window actuator in our Escalade and the water level indicator in our washer. A similar thing was when I disconnected the rear air shocks on the Escalade, to find out how to disable the warning. I did that on our old Yukon, too.
I just google stuff, google-search the parts, and fix what's broken. The answer to just about everything is a click away.