Local Rules

LOCAL RULES (see the Full Version in the clubhouse foyer)


BALL OUT OF BOUNDS

1st hole: to the left of the posts on the left hand side of the hole and to the right of the posts on the right hand side of the hole

2nd hole: to the right hand side of the white postsmarking the boundary between the 1st & 2nd holes and the 2nd hole over the ditch on the right beyond the white posts 

4th hole: the cottage garden

5th hole: on the left of the white marker posts; 6th hole: on the left of the white merker posts

7th hole: on the left over any fenced over the brook

11th hole: on the left over the brook

 

WATER HAZARDS

7th hole: that part of the brook to the left of the bridge

8th hole: when playing from the back tee

13th hole: the ditch across

Other than where specified above, the brook and all ditches are Lateral Water Hazards

 

STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies)

 

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS - RELIEF FROM FENCES, MARKER POSTS, PATHS WITH A MAN-MADE SURFACE OR OTHER ARTIFICIAL ITEMS ON THE COURSE

Except for course boundary walls and fences, all artificial obstructions, including prpepared roads, paths bridges, sleepered teeing areas, steps and sprinkler heads may be treated as obstructions and relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2. If such an obstruction on or within within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played, intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty as follows:-

If a ball lies off the putting green, but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two clubs 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 lay that:

a) is not nearer the hole

b) avoids such interventions; and

c) is not in a hazard or on the putting green.

The ball may not be cleaned if lifted.

If the ball lies on the putting green, relief may be taken under Rule 24-2b(iii).

NOTE: Relief may be taken from artificial surfaces and roads. This does not include surfaces that have been worn or trodden through normal use. For the path to be an immovable obstruction, the surface must be artificial and purposely laid.


RELIEF FROM YOUNG PLANTED TREES

Planted young trees are defined as those that are attached to a stake or a cane or lie within enviromentally sensitive areas as defined by the club. If such a young tree 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 presribed in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction).

Exceptions: a player may not  obtain relief under the Local Rule if:

a) it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than a tree; or

b) interference by the tree would occur only through use of an abnormally stance, swing or direction of play.


ANIMAL EXCREMENT

Animal dung or droppings are ground under repair. If a player's ball lies in the area or if it interferes with the area of intended swing (not stance), the player may take relief under Rule 25-1. The ball may be cleaned when lifted under Rule 25-1b.


PICK & PLACE

Pick and place on fairways is in operation between October 1st and March 31st.


CROWS 

Any ball seen moved or taken by a crow can be replaced as near as possible to the orignal spot without penalty.

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