Local Rules

LOCAL  RULES     2018

 

OUT OF BOUNDS

 

1ST.                        CAR PARK, PRACTICE AREA, FENCE ON LHS.

2ND , 3RD                    FENCE LHS ALONGSIDE THE SECOND TEE, THIRD TEE, LEADING

TO THIRD GREEN.

4TH , 5TH                PAST THE WHITE MARKERS ALONGSIDE THE EDGE OF THE

CLIFFS.

7TH                        OOB FENCE BEHIND GREEN

9TH ,18TH               FENCE IMMEDIATELY ON THE LEFT OF THE TEE LEADING TO AND

ALONGSIDE THE GREEN, PUTTING GREEN, GREEN FEE HUT & CAR PARK.

 

NOTE.     WHEN PLAYING FROM COMPETITION TEES, READ 1ST – 10TH, 2ND – 11TH ETC

 

INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE

 

STONE POST RHS OF FIFTH FAIRWAY.  And  CLIFFSIDE PATH.

NOTE.

IF THE OUT OF BOUNDS FENCES OR DYKES, OR STONE POST RHS OF FIFTH FAIRWAY, OR CLIFFSIDE PATH, INTERFERES WITH A PLAYER’S STANCE OR SWING, THEN THE BALL MUST BE PLAYED AS IT LIES OR DECLARED UNPLAYABLE UNDER RULE 28.

EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE APPLIES TO THE FENCE ON THE LHS OF THE THIRD  GREEN. ( BETWEEN THE GREEN POSTS, DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE GREEN.)

  1. IF THE PLAYERS STANCE OR SWING IS INTERFERED WITH OR BY THE OUT OF BOUNDS FENCE, THEN THEY ARE PERMITTED TO DROP A BALL (WITH A ONE SHOT PENALTY) IN THE DESIGNATED DROPPING ZONE.

IF A BALL LIES (IN BOUNDS) ON THE PATH NEAR THE SEVENTH GREEN, THEN A PLAYER CAN  TAKE RELIEF BY DROPPING UNDER IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS

RULE 24-2.   IE:- WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH OF AND NOT NEARER THE HOLE THAN THE NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF. (IN THIS CASE, WITHOUT PENALTY.)

 

NOTE.

IF PLAYING TO THE FIFTH  GREEN WHEN THE FENCE IS BETWEEN THE PLAYER AND THE FLAG, AND THE BALL STRIKES THE FENCE, THEN THE SHOT MUST BE REPLAYED WITHOUT PENALTY.

 

PLAY IS PROHIBITED FROM ANY AREA MARKED, OR SIGNPOSTED GROUND UNDER REPAIR. RELIEF MUST BE TAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 25 – 1B.

IE  :-  THROUGH THE GREEN, DROP WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH NOT NEARER THE HOLE FROM THE NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF WITHOUT PENALTY.

 

GRASS PILED FOR REMOVAL IS GUR. RULE 25/11. ALSO SEE DEFINITIONS.

RELIEF TO BE TAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH 25-1b.

 

TRACTOR RUTS – ARE DEEMED GUR THRUGH THE GREEN. RULE 25- 16.

Definition :- A deep rut would be declared  GUR,    but not a shallow indentation made by greenkeeping equipment.

 

 

PRACTISE PUTTING ON THE GREENS IS PROHIBITED DURING ANY PART OF A COMPETITION. RULE 7 – 2 NOTE 2.

 

OTHER RULES WHICH APPLY TO THIS GOLF COURSE.

 

 

IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS 24-2.

 

 

  1. INTERFERENCE.

 

INTERFERENCE BY AN IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTION OCCURS WHEN A BALL LIES IN OR ON THE OBSTRUCTION, OR WHEN THE OBSTRUCTION INTERFERES WITH THE PLAYERS STANCE OR THE AREA OF HIS INTENDED SWING.

IF THE PLAYERS BALL LIES ON THE PUTTING GREEN, INTERFERENCE ALSO OCCURS IF AN IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTION  ON THE PUTTING GREEN INTERVENES ON HIS LINE OF PUTT.

OTHERWISE, INTERVENTION ON THE LINE OF PLAY IS NOT, OF ITSELF, INTERFERENCE UNDER THIS RULE.

 

  1. b. RELIEF.

 

EXCEPT WHEN THE BALL IS IN A WATER HAZARD OR A LATERAL WATER HAZARD, A PLAYER MAY TAKE RELIEF FROM INTERFERENCE BY AN IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTION AS FOLLOWS:-

 

THROUGH THE GREEN: IF THE BALL LIES THROUGH THE GREEN, THE PLAYER MUST LIFT THE BALL AND DROP IT, WITHOUT PENALTY, WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH OF AND NOT NEARER THE HOLE THAN THE NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF. THE NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF MUST NOT BE IN A HAZARD OR ON A PUTTING GREEN.

WHEN THE BALL IS DROPPED WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH OF THE NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF, THE BALL MUST FIRST STRIKE A PART OF THE COURSE AT A SPOT THAT AVOIDS THE INTERFERENCE BY THE IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTION AND IS NOT IN A HAZARD AND NOT ON A PUTTING GREEN.

 

IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS ON THIS COURSE. 24 – 2.

 

  1. ALL TEE SIGNS.
  2. SHELTER AT SEVENTH TEE AND DITCH SURROUND, ALSO FRONT AND INSIDE OF SHELTER LHS FIFTH FAIRWAY.
  3. MARKER POSTS BEHIND FIRST GREEN, SIXTH GREEN.
  4. PATH LEFT OF THE FIRST GREEN, LEADING TO THE SECOND TEE
  5. PATHS NEXT TO THIRD TEE AND SECOND GREEN
  6. YARDAGE MARKERS IN CENTRE OF FIRST, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, SIXTH, EIGHTH FAIRWAYS.
  7. METAL DRAIN SIXTH FAIRWAY AND ALL WATER TAPPING POINTS.
  8. FENCES LHS OF FOURTH TEE AND FIFTH GREEN.
  9. ALL TEES WHICH HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED WITH SLEEPERS OR ARE STONE FACED.

 

 

 

 

 

MOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS 24-1.

 

 

A PLAYER MAY TAKE RELIEF, WITHOUT PENALTY, FROM A MOVEABLE OBSTRUCTION AS FOLLOWS :-

 

 

  1. IF THE BALL DOES NOT LIE IN OR ON THE OBSTRUCTION, THE OBSTRUCTION

MAY BE REMOVED. IF THE BALL MOVES IT MUST BE REPLACED AND THERE IS NO PENALTY PROVIDED THAT THE MOVEMENT OF THE BALL IS DIRECTLY

ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE REMOVAL OF THE OBSTRUCTION.

 

  1. IF THE BALL LIES IN OR ON THE OBSTRUCTION, THE BALL MAY BE LIFTED AND THE OBSTRUCTION REMOVED. THE BALL MUST THROUGH THE GREEN OR IN A HAZARD BE DROPPED, OR ON THE PUTTING GREEN BE PLACED, AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE TO THE SPOT DIRECTLY UNDER THE PLACE WHERE THE BALL LAY IN OR ON THE OBSTRUCTION, BUT NOT NEARER THE HOLE. THE BALL MAY BE CLEANED WHEN LIFTED UNDER THIS RULE.

 

 

MOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS ON THIS COURSE. 24 – 1.

 

 

  1. SIGHTING POSTS, POSITIONED IN THE ROUGH.
  2. STONES IN BUNKERS.
  3. MARKER POSTS FIRST FAIRWAY, THIRD FAIRWAY, FIFTH FAIRWAY.
  4. BELLS ON RHS OF THIRD AND FIFTH FAIRWAYS.
  5. 15O YARD MARKERS AT THE SIDE OF FAIRWAYS. PLEASE MAKE SURE MARKERS ARE REPLACED IN THE SAME POSITION.

 

 

AERATION HOLES.

 

 

THROUGH THE GREEN, IF A BALL THAT COMES TO REST IN OR ON AN AERATION HOLE  MAY BE LIFTED, WITHOUT PENALTY, CLEANED AND DROPPED AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE TO THE SPOT WHERE IT LAY BUT NOT NEARER THE HOLE.

THE BALL WHEN DROPPED MUST FIRST STRIKE A PART OF THE COURSE THROUGH THE GREEN.

ON THE PUTTING GREEN, A BALL THAT COMES TO REST IN OR ON AN AERATION HOLE MAY BE PLACED AT THE NEAREST SPOT NOT NEARER THE HOLE THAT AVOIDS THE SITUATION.

 

 

 

EMBEDDED BALL RULE 25 – 2.

 

A BALL EMBEDDED IN ITS OWN PITCHMARK IN THE GROUND IN ANY CLOSELY MOWN AREA THROUGH THE GREEN MAY BE LIFTED, CLEANED AND DROPPED WITHOUT PENALTY, AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE TO THE SPOT WHERE IT LAY, BUT NOT NEARER THE HOLE.

“CLOSELY MOWN AREA” MEANS ANY AREA OF THE COURSE, INCLUDING PATHS THROUGH THE ROUGH, CUT TO FAIRWAY HEIGHT OR LESS.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER,   THAT THERE IS NOW AN AREA OF ROUGH BETWEEN THE  THIRD AND FOURTH FAIRWAYS AND THE FIFTH, SIXTH AND EIGHTH FAIRWAYS AND IF YOUR BALL IS EMBEDDED IN THESE AREAS, THEN THE BALL MUST BE PLAYED AS IT LIES OR DECLARED UNPLAYABLE. (UNPLAYABLE RULE 28.)

 

OLD HOLE PLUGS. 16 – 1c/3

 

IF THE OLD HOLE PLUG IS INTERFERING WITH THE LINE OF PUTT BY EITHER BEING RAISED OR LOWER THAN THE REST OF THE PUTTING SURFACE, AND CANNOT BE REPAIRED BY THE PLAYER OR COMMITTEE WITHOUT UNDULY DELAYING PLAY THEN, THE COMMITTEE HAVE RULED IT CAN BE TREATED AS GROUND UNDER REPAIR, IN WHICH CASE, RELIEF CAN BE TAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 25-1b (111)

 

MOLE HILLS. 25/ 23.

 

MOLE HILLS ARE CASTS MADE BY A BURROWING ANIMAL. ACCORDINGLY,

A PLAYER HAVING INTERFERENCE FROM A MOLEHILL OR THE REMAINS OF A MOLEHILL, IS ENTITLED TO RELIEF UNDER RULE 25-1b, PROVIDED, IN THE LATTER INSTANCE, THE REMAINS ARE STILL IDENTIFIABLE AS A CAST MADE BY A BURROWING ANIMAL.

 

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PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE

Matchplay – Loss of Hole

Strokeplay – 2 Strokes