LOCAL RULES

 

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and any Temporary Local Rules displayed on the Local Rules Board

 

 

 

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. 

 

(Reintroduced 16/04/2017)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

10/07/2017

 

NEW LOCAL RULE as from 1st January 2017

 

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.