2 DECISION 27/6
You and your buddy hit blind tee shots that seem to land in roughly the same area. Your buddy finds a ball and hits his second shot. You then search for your ball, but you find his instead. You realise he hit your ball. What happens next? In match play, he loses the hole. In stroke play, your buddy gets a two-shot penalty and must play his ball. Because you began to search for your ball, you would have to find your buddy’s ball within five minutes of the time you began searching. After five minutes, your ball would be considered lost, and you would have to put another ball into play under penalty of stroke and distance.