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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Golf Terms: Provisional Ball

A provisional is when a golfer hits a second golf ball from the original shot location in case they can't find their first ball or it is out-of-bounds.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Terms

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definition

A provisional is when a golfer hits a second golf ball from the original shot location in case they can't find their first ball or it is out-of-bounds.

how it's used in a sentence

I'm not sure if that ball stayed in play. I'm going to hit a provisional just in case.

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