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Local Rules

Local Rules 2020

1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18): On or over the boundaries of the course and areas defined by White Stakes and/or White Lines.

2. No Play Zone within a Red Penalty Area (Rule 17): 2nd Hole. Area defined by Red Stakes with Green Tops is a No Play Zone within a Red Penalty Area. All entry STRICTLY prohibited, ball must NOT be retrieved or played as it lies, relief must be taken from interference by No Play Zone under Rule 17.1d. Penalty for breach: General Penalty and Committee Sanction

3. Ground Under Repair (Rule 16): The areas defined by white or blue lines or signage are No Play Zones that are to be treated as abnormal course condition. Free relief must be taken from interference by the No Play Zone under Rule 16.1f.

4. Embedded Ball (Rule 16.3): Free relief is allowed when a ball is embedded anywhere in the General Area.

5. Moveable Obstructions (Rule 15): (a) Rakes in bunkers (b) All hoops, temporary ropes and their supports (c) Green plastic sand boxes (d) Distance marker posts (e) All red and yellow posts marking Penalty Areas.

6. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16): (a) All red stakes with green tops, permanently sited seats, sprinkler Heads, distance marker discs, the entrance road, the service roadway across the 7th fairway, gravel and rubber paths, black and white indicator poles, concrete or wooden steps, bins, ball washers, machinery and course equipment. (b) Immovable obstructions close to putting green: When a ball lies in the general area cut to fairway height or less interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is: on the player’s line of play, is within two club-lengths of the putting green and is within two club-lengths of the ball. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b - the relief area is one club-length from the reference point, not nearer the hole and must be in the general area. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.) (c) when a ball comes to rest on or in contact with a plastic strip denoting ‘trolley exclusion zones’ around the greens, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b - the relief area is one club-length from the reference point, not nearer the hole and must be in the general area.

7. Bridges: These are an Integral Part of the course and the ball must be played as it lies

8. Measuring Devices (Rule 4.3a): Devices may be used to measure distance or direction but not elevation changes or wind speed on the course.

9. Temporary local rule in effect for aeration holes.  This will be withdrawn when the aeration holes have healed enough to avoid significant interference.
If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:
(a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.
(b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.
But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.

10. Temporary local rule in effect for bunkers during current COVID-19 crisis, and will be withdrawn when the rakes are returned to the course.
When a player’s ball lies in a bunker, the player may prefer the lie within six inches, within the bunker and not nearer the hole.  In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must mark the ball, choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.  Please note that smoothing the sand before placing the ball is not allowed.  This rule is in effect only during the current crisis.

11. Penalty for Breach of Local Rules: Match Play - Loss of Hole. Stroke Play - Two Strokes
2nd hole Local Rule: General Penalty and Committee Sanction.


Brian Moyne - Men’s Hon. Secretary 
Yvonne Keaveney - Ladies Hon. Secretary


Local Rules Updated, September 2020.

 

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