Ok, so, if you read my post from my other thread (titled "The 70's are lurking..." now) I explain there about a situation I was in today and not sure if I had any other option.
So, I hooked my tee shot on a par 3 and ended up about 10' inside the tree line and down a hill toward a creek. I opted to hit the ball instead of returning to the tee and hitting again (under an unplayable lie declaration). So, after 4 shots, I still wasn't able to make it up out of the creek bed.
My question, after I hit the 2nd shot, I lose the option of returning to the tee, right?
If I had called the ball unplayable after the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th shot, what options would I have?
One club length no closer to the hole would not have helped.
Keeping the point between me and the hole and going backward wouldn't have helped either, I don't think.
I think I was screwed once I hit it the first time in the creek bed.