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Rules of Golf
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Ball lost or out of bounds
1.Describes the stroke and distance penalty (a ball may be played from the spot of the last stroke under penalty of one stroke), and prescribes its use when a ball is hit out of bounds or is lost and not found within 5 minutes.
2.Describes the provisional ball; in a case where a ball may be lost, out of bounds, or unplayable, a player may play a provisional ball from the same spot as his last stroke. If the original ball is found and the player wishes to use it, it is played as it lies without penalty. If the provisional ball is used to complete the hole, the player adds one penalty stroke (making the play of the provisional ball a stroke and distance penalty)