Most Australian golfers can relate to this, a crow flying off with your golf ball.
The US Golf Channel picked up on this avian intruder during the second round of last week’s Australian PGA Championship. A crow flew off with Samual Eaves’ golf ball and was caught on camera.
As commentator Wayne Grady explains, the incident was seen and caught on tape therefore Eaves was entitled to a free drop from as near to the point the ball was taken as possible.
For those of us playing golf away from the cameras, it’s not always possible to determine if the missing golf ball has been taken by a crow – often from the middle of the fairway. And unfortunately in this case, you must continue play as if the ball as been lost.