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Lost Ball in One
Paul Antol Jr. teed up his ball, a Walter Hagen Ultra, No. 3, at Michigan's Pontaluna Country Club the other day and drove it toward the 14th green, which can't be seen from the tee. A few seconds later Bine Rollin, unaware of the duplication, did the same thing with another Walter Hagen Ultra, No. 3.
Reaching the green, the golfers found one ball in the cup, the other two feet away. Who got the hole in one? Antol and Rollin figured it was anybody's guess and flipped a coin to decide whose ball was in the cup. Rollin won (and collected $1 each from the rest of the golfing group for winning the hole). Antol settled for a birdie 2.
That solved the problem in Muskegon, but the thought that golf rules don't mention coin-flipping sent us to Joseph Dey, executive secretary of the U.S. Golf Association, to ask what Rollin and Antol should have done.
The answer, found in a special USGA ruling, might surprise the Michigan golfers more than their double-trouble shots. "If it's impossible to identify the balls," summarized Dey. "and a decision might result in unfairness to any player, both balls must be regarded lost."
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