OUT OF BOUNDS
· Beyond all boundary fences of the course
· Beyond any white stakes and/or white paint lines defining the boundary of the course around the clubhouse, Pro shop and car park areas.
ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (G.U.R.) Rule 25
· Any area defined by WHITE lines and/or the letters “GUR”.
· The maintenance sheds in the centre of the course – marked by BLUE pegs and white line.
· The following gardens are GUR and free relief MUST be taken – Mary’s garden at #13, garden at 14th tee and new bark garden at the back of 14th green.
· All other plantings are integral parts of the course – no free relief
· STAKED TREES – Free relief MUST be taken.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)
· The roadway which runs from the 10th tee to the maintenance sheds.
· All formed paths and tracks and stiles on boundary fences.
EMBEDDED BALL (Rule 25-2)
· Relief is extended to “Through the Green”
(see pages 142/143 of Rules of Golf)
WINTER RULES – PLACING (WHEN PERMITTED)
· When “Clean & Place” is permitted, a ball lying on any 'closely mown area' of the hole being played (own mown fairway) may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 15cm of where it originally lay.
PENALTY FOR A BREACH OF LOCAL RULES
STROKE PLAY - TWO STROKES. MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
· Players may use any device designated to measure distance only.
· This device must not gauge other conditions that might affect his play e.g. elevation, wind speed etc. the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.
· Penalty 2 strokes. For subsequent offence – disqualification
RAKES TO BE LEFT IN THE BUNKERS – FLAT ON THE SAND
NEW LOCAL RULE as from 1st January
Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.