Provisional Ball

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what is a provisional ball

Provisional Ball

The playing of a second ball from the same place as the first because the player is unsure of what may have happened to the first ball (i.e. it may be lost or out of bounds). This saves the time of having to go back to the tee and rehit a shot. If the first ball is found, the provisional is simply picked up with no penalty stroke invoked.

   

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