4:24 The fourth day of 24 Days of Murphy's Laws: Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should become firewood.
I can say that this law has definitely affected me on several occasions. The golf ball would hit the limbs of the tree and drop in some obscure location that is simply unhittable (is that a word?) or would hit the tree trunk and ricoche outside the fairway and into the deep rough. Once the golf ball hit the tree trunk and went for a plunge into the ravine about 10 yards away. As much as I love trees, they are just not meant to accompany fairways on a golf course. FORE!