Out of Bounds
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Out of Bounds (abbreviated as O.B.) is a term in golf that appears in the Mario Golf series. When a player hits a shot Out of Bounds, it means that their golf ball landed outside the boundaries of the golf course. When the player hits the ball where it lands outside of the boundaries, falls off the edge, lands in lava, in a Chain Chomp pit, or elsewhere that is not in the main course, it is qualified as Out of Bounds. Some sort of signal usually appears when the player hits Out of Bounds. The penalty for going Out of Bounds is one stroke, added on to the player's current score for the hole. The player must then hit the ball from the same place that they hit the Out of Bounds shot. In the first game, Toad is the one to alert the player of an Out of Bounds shot, while in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, a Koopa Paratroopa is the one to alert the player.
When an Out of Bounds shot happens, the announcer says "Oh, too bad!" except in Mario Golf: Advance Tour and Mario Golf: World Tour. In the former, nothing is said in the case, while in the latter, the announcer says either "Out of Bounds!" or "Too bad!" instead (where Blue Toad holds up an OB sign).
The Water Hazard serves a similar purpose; this event only occurs when the player's golf ball lands in a body of water.
A Tree Hazard serves a purpose; this event only occurs when the player's golf ball gets stuck in a tree and it:
The penalty for aiming at a tree is the same as a regular Out of Bounds shot.
Out of Course
An Out of Course serves a purpose similar to OB. However, instead of being just out of bounds, the ball has gone out of the course, and then the player who hit the ball out of the course will receive a 1-stroke penalty.
Unplayable is an area of a golf course that the ball is unintended to be in. "Unplayable" behaves as an Out of Bounds and a Water Hazard because an unplayable area is located inside the boundaries of the course, and grants a +1 stroke penalty.
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