Local Rules

Any additions or amendments to these rules will be published on the Club Notice Board

1.  A BALL IS OUT OF BOUNDS

  • Beyond white posts or over boundary hedges and fences.
  • Beyond white posts on that part to the left of the 3rd hole as defined      by such posts.
  • Within the green-keepers compound as defined by white posts.
  • The Practice Ground.

 2. STREAMS AND DITCHES

   Within the course all streams and ditches are Water Hazards.

 3. LATERAL WATER HAZARDS

   The brook to the left of the 6th fairway and 7th fairway, between RED posts   

   The ditch to the right of the 6th fairway between RED posts

   The brook to the left of the 8th fairway between RED posts  

4. STONES IN BUNKERS

   Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.

5. TRACTOR RUTS

   Tractor ruts are to be treated as Ground Under Repair.

6. OBSTRUCTIONS

  • Anything artificial—including the artificial surfaces and sides of roads and path
  • That part of any bridge WITHIN the bounds of the hazard as defined by yellow stakes or markings. Relief from this area can only be taken under penalty of one stroke   unless the ball is played as it lies (Note The club may be grounded if the ball is played from the bridge)

7.  STAKED OR TAGGED TREES OR SHRUBS

If such a tree or shrub interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure proscribed in Rules of Golf.

8. ISLAND IN LAKE IN FRONT OF THE 17TH AND 18TH GREENS.

The island is designated GROUND UNDER REPAIR –PLAY PROHIBITED (when a player’s ball comes to rest on the island he MUST take relief). The player is NOT entitled to relief without penalty outside the hazard.

9. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN (INCLUDING FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS)

Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be obtained. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard, and an immovable obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows: The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that is not nearer the hole, avoids intervention and is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

Relief under this Local Rule is also available if the player’s ball lies on the putting   green and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green interferes with the line of putt. The player may take relief as follows: the ball must be lifted and placed at the nearest point where the ball lay that                  is not nearer the hole, avoids intervention and is not in a hazard. The ball may be cleaned when lifted

10. LIGHTNING

One long blast of the klaxon indicates immediate suspension of play.

11. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES (DMD)

A player may only obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only.

 

 

 

 

 

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