2019 LOCAL RULES

 

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf 2019 and any

 

 Temporary Local Rules displayed on the Local Rules Boar

OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18-2)

 

·        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.

 

 

 

REQUIRED RELIEF PROCEDURES

 

STAKED TREES –

 

·        If a player’s ball lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief (Rule 16.1f)

 

 

 

ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS

 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR –

 

·        Any area encircled by a white line and/or the letters “GUR”.  This includes the maintenance sheds in the centre of the course – marked by BLUE pegs and white line.

 

·        All plantings are integral parts of the course – no free relief

 

·        All roads and paths on the course, even if not artificially-surfaced, are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under (Rule 16.1)

 

·        All stiles on boundary fences.

 

·        Areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand. (Rule 16-1c)

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVE PLAY FOR A BALL LOST OR OUT-OF-BOUNDS

 

·        For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping a ball in the fairway within two club-lengths of the estimated point of loss and no closer to the hole. (see Rule 14.3)  BUT the player may not use this option if a provisional ball has been played under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 18.3).

 

 

 

PACE OF PLAY POLICY

 

·        In Stroke Play golf – Gross, Nett, Par, Stableford, etc. - players should play “Ready Golf” in a safe and responsible way. (Rule 5.6b)

 

 

 

CLEAN & PLACE (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.

 

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS

 

·        The Practice Area is located between the 1st, 6th and 18th fairways.

 

·        Practice is also available at the Driving Nets and the Practice Putting Green

 

 

 

GENERAL PENALTY FOR A BREACH OF A LOCAL RULE

 

STROKE PLAY - TWO STROKES.  MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE

 

 

 

RAKES TO BE LEFT IN THE BUNKERS – FLAT ON THE SAND

 

 

 

 

 

1 January 2019