Local Rules
Frdiay 31st July 2020
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1. Course Boundaries - Out of Bounds: (Rule 2-1)
Areas NOT on the course are defined as ‘Out-of-Bounds’ The Bridle path beyond the 8th green and to the left of the 9th hole In or beyond the boundary ditches to the left of the 1st & 8th holes.
• If there is any doubt that a players ball is ‘Out-of-Bounds’ to keep to the ‘Speed-of-Play’ (Rule 5-6b) a player should play a provisional ball and apply the applicable options within the Rules 18.1; 18-2; 18-3

2. Penalty Areas (Rule 17) as defined by the ‘Committee’
‘Penalty Areas’ are defined by either red or yellow stakes (&/or) lines: The areas to the left of the 4th, 9th & 15th and to the right of the 10th & 18th holes.
NOTE: if there is doubt whether a ball has reached the water hazard to the right of the 18th hole from the 18th tee to keep the required ‘Pace-of-Play’ (Rule 5.6b) the player MUST play another provisional ball under any of the applicable options
• If a ball is found outside this water hazard the player MUST continue to play with this ball (Rule 18-3c)
• If the original ball is found in the water hazard the player MAY either play the original ball as it lies or continue with the ball played provisionally under (Rule 18 - 3b).
• If the original ball is not found or identified within 3 minutes search period, the player MUST continue with the ball played provisionally. (Rule 18-1)
3. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16.1)
The patio areas surrounding the club house.
All fixed sprinkler heads: In addition if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played
intervenes on the line of play the player may obtain relief.
The bells plus their stands / supports on the 2nd & 16th holes. 3b Protection of young (staked) trees (Rule 16.1): Identified by stakes or artificial protection.
If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted & dropped without penalty in
accordance with this rule
3c Abnormal Ground Conditions (Rule 16.1)
All areas indicated by blue lines or stakes.
A ball lying in a track made by mechanical equipment, hoof marks or ant hills a ball may be lifted & dropped without penalty in
accordance with the rule.
All flower beds on the course are ‘ground under repair’ from which play is prohibited: If a player’s ball lies in these areas or if it
interferes with a players stance or intended swing the player the player MUST take relief without penalty in accordance with the rule.
NB: Shrub’s planted on the 4th; 8th & 16th tees and between the patio areas at the rear of the club house and the rear of the 16th green
SHOULD be considered as flower beds Relief to be taken as for Local Rule 3: Shrubs to the rear of 15th Green and behind the 8th hole
are deemed as an integral part of the golf course.
3d Drainage (works) on the course:
Drainage slits on the course are deemed ‘Ground under Repair’ – however interference by a drainage slit with a
player’s stance is deemed NOT to be, of itself, interference under Rule 16 -1: If a ball lies or touches any drainage
‘slit’, or the area of the intended swing, relief is available under Rule 16-1a
3e Cracks in Ground:
In hot and dry conditions cracks in the ground in parts of the general area cut to fairway height or less are ground under repair are deemed ‘Ground under Repair’ – however interference by a crack with a player’s stance is deemed NOT to be, of itself, interference under Rule 16 -1: If a ball lies or touches any crack, or the area of the intended swing, relief is available under Rule 16-1a

4. Course Conditions: MUD / Extreme & Poor Conditions (Protection of the course)
At times when there are ‘extreme’ conditions due to poor weather / Relief from embedded ball (Rule 16-1)
The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course ‘general area’
Exceptions:
a) A player may not take relief under this ‘Local Rule’ if interference by anything other than the condition covered by this ‘local rule’
makes the stroke clearly impracticable

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.


2020: Local Rules (Continued)

5. Players Equipment: (Rule 4)
Clarification to the use of ‘MEASURING DEVICES’ on the course
Rule 4 – 3 Artificial Devices; Use of equipment and unusual use of equipment. The GAC (Golfing Activities Committee) under (Rule 4-3a) have permitted the use of ‘DISTANCE’ measuring; devices to be used for all play on this course. HOWEVER measuring devices that are designed to gauge or measure other conditions such as wind speed, temperature or gradients are not permitted regardless of whether such an additional function is used or not. Any player found in breach of RULE 4 will be disqualified
6. Wood Chippings / Artificial Paths (Rule 16-1a)
If the wood chippings are on a road or artificial path and the ball lies on the road or artificial path or when the road or path interferes with a player’s stance or area of the intended swing – Relief is permissible under Rule 16-1a:
Elsewhere on the course wood chippings are treated as ‘abnormal course conditions’ and should be treated as such as per Rule 16
7. Flagstick (During COVID restrictions)
Players are allowed to centre the flagstick in a safe manner which does not involve using the hand, even when wearing a glove or using a towel (for example, by using a club). The centring of the flagstick is allowed while another player putts (this may be desirable in windy conditions when the flagstick is required to be left in the hole and is leaning towards the player making the stroke)
8. Ball Lifters (During COVID restrictions)
Each hole is fitted with a ball lifter which is an integrated part of the course. If the ball strikes the ball lifter and comes to rest with any part of the ball below the surface of the putting green, it is considered to be holed. If the ball strikes the ball lifter and is deflected away from the hole, the ball is deemed to be not holed and the player must continue until the ball is holed.
9 .Bunkers (During COVID restrictions)
When a player’s ball lies in a part of the bunker, the player may take free relief once by placing the original or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:
• Reference point: Spot of the original ball
• Relief area measured from the reference point: 6 inches from the reference point, but within these limits:
o Limits on location of relief area: Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and must be in the bunker
In proceeding under this local rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rule 14.2B(2) and 14.2E.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.


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