What to Do When a Ball Is Lost or Out of Bounds. Example; using hole number 8.
How to play it:
When a ball has been struck towards a penalty area and cannot be found,
a player may not assume that the ball is in the penalty area simply because there is a possibility that the ball may be in the penalty area.
In order to proceed under the relief option , it must be known or virtually certain that the ball is in the penalty area.
In the absence of knowledge or virtual certainty that the ball lies in the penalty area, the ball must be considered lost and the player must proceed under stroke and distance.