I arrived at the search area for the first lost disc on 13 walking in from 14. The two spotters on the hole had it in the area of the upper walkout to 14 which is basically pin high and 40 to 50 feet left. I asked if the clock had been started. Yes it had been and it was up. I told the player his disc was lost and he had to throw from the previous lie. I knew he was mad but didnít realize the extent of a tantrum as he proceeded back to the previous lie. I stayed on lower walkout to 14 with others to help spot the next throw. Part of the issue he said was, he had asked for another spotter from his group to help the other two on hole, but it didnít happen. I want to mention that we did not have a spotter available for this hole. One of the FW1 women who was stung earlier in the round and had to withdraw was there with a friend spotting when this happened.
The second throw was absolutely launched heading over 14ís fairway and possibly out of the park. I think we all (10 at least) collectively said oh sh!t and then, well weíve got three minutes. It was about this time I was told the back up was four groups. We didnít find the second throw and I instructed the player to go back to his previous lie and throw again. Before he got to make the throw I called him off as I felt we had to clear the hole and get things moving. I went to the previous version of the lost disc rule but wasnít going to use his second throw as that had just as great a chance of prolonging the ordeal. I had confidence in the ladies spotting of his original throw that was lost in the area of the upper walk out. The shule is some of the thickest on the course here and I picked a spot on the walkout where the ladies last saw the disc. Though you could see part of the basket from the spot I picked, the shot had a very small chance of being made.
Iíll stand by the decision I made in a tough situation and I will put it in the TD report. I should have taken the other three players in the group aside and explained how I made the decision, sorry about that.
The player cashed in the lower half and a couple of strokes wouldíve changed payout by $5. A couple of players will receive a few less ratings points.