1.4 Out Of Bounds Discovery
HGA Local Rule 1.4 - Out of Bounds Discovery Rule: Players who discover that their ball is "Out of Bounds," will drop a ball near the point of the boundary and play from that position with a 2 stroke penalty.
HGA Local Rule 1.4a: Players with handicaps above 25 may and are encouraged to use this rule at any time a ball is hit out of bounds. Handicaps, partners and game selection are selected with use of Local Rule 1.4a in mind for these players.
Example: Player hits ball off tee. Player discovers he's out of bounds. Player drops ball near point of boundary now lying 3, hitting 4.