He called a penalty because the ball -- that he lifted to identify and then replaced -- came out better than he expected.
Based on this, I'd say that a better-than-expected result would make him question how he replaced the ball.
First post and newbie player alert!
Recently started playing and been taking it fairly seriously. Had my clubs lengthened 1.5" and lie adjusted 3 deg upright after my (only) lesson in Vegas which fixed me pushing the ball at the time, and had me hitting it pretty straight albeit a bit fat.
Came home and had my own clubs adjusted and now I am hitting the ball fat all the time, sometimes horrendously. I'm assuming it's partially needing time to adjust to the clubs but I'm sure there will be something I can sort out with my swing to try and prevent it.
Could only record a practice swing in my garden, if I need one actually hitting the ball then I'll have to go and get that at the range. Any advice is appreciated, thanks.
I've been Playing Golf for: ~ 2 months My current handicap index or average score is: 60 (local 9 hole course) My typical ball flight is: Fade/Slice The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice previously, recently fat shots