Ok, so after reading DC's post about the casual play ruling, it evoked a strong memory of a ruling that occured at the state championship tournament last year in Ludington, MI. Being familiar with the course is not crucial for evaluating this event, but it helps visualize a more specific locations.
On beast, on the 7th hole you play (including the first two extra holes) its the 400+ ft shot with the pin at the top of the hill. There is a path approx. 320 ft out leading to a parking lot to the left. OB = Surrounded by cement.
2 problems; 2 questions.
First question: what does "surrounded" mean?
The path was overgrown with weeds. My disc was surrounded by weeds, and not touching any cement at all. The weeds, were surrounded by cement. Is this OB?
Second question: how do you determine if a disc is OB, if a pedestrian picks it up, the replaces it?
After I threw my drive, and it looked like it landed right before the path; the disc was not visible at all. As the group walked towards the path, a family walked by my disc and picked up. We were about 200 feet away, and still had not determined the original placement of the disc. I yelled to the kid to set it down where he found it, while running towards him. We found the disc as stated previously.
I took a stroke, and played it where it lied. Did I get screwed out of a measly but valuable stroke?