遗失球与出界属于一类处理方式。详见 Rule 27 Ball lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball
c. Ball Not Found Within Five Minutes
If a ball is lost as a result of not being found or identified as his by the player within five minutes after the player’s side or his or their caddies have begun to search for it, the player must play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5).
我们经常看到的情况是，打完这个球之后，球员有时又找到了第一个遗失球，并马上说，我找到了，可以打！接着打第一个球，而将第二个球捡起来装到口袋里。根据规则，如果这位球员不在下一洞开球之前（如果是第18洞，不在离开果岭前）改正错误，该球员失去比赛资格。因为第1个球超过5分钟寻找时间已经遗失，第二球才是比赛球（Ball in play)，继续打第二个球，属于打错误球，需要引用规则Rule 15-3b.
除上述规定外，还有以下例外： Exception: If it is known or virtually certain that the original ball, that has not been found, has been moved by an outside agency (Rule 18-1), is in an obstruction (Rule 24-3), is in an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1c) or is in a water hazard (Rule 26-1), the player may proceed under the applicable Rule.
Golf Canada offers several programs to learn the Rules of Golf. Our Education Program is designed for all golfers wishing to improve their level of knowledge of the Rules of Golf including recreational golfers, competitive golfers, professionals and rules officials, or those wishing to become a rules official. Whether you have an interest in learning the basics or wish to pursue national certification as a rules official, Golf Canada offers the right program for you. Read about each level of education below and then click on the appropriate link for more information. LEVEL 1
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Level 3 of the program is comprised of a three day seminar conducted by the provincial golf associations. The seminar covers the most common Rules of Golf and includes practical sessions that demonstrate how the Rules apply on the golf course. To be certified at Level 3 an official must successfully pass the exam and meet the minimum practical requirements. The Level 3 program leads to provincial certification as a tournament official. Once Level 3 certified, an official is qualified to attend the Level 4 national certification seminar. To find out about seminars in your area, please contact your provincial golf association. Pre-requiste: Level 2 Certification Certification:
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