Local Rules

MADE PURSUANT TO 33-8A

  1. OUT OF BOUNDS (RULE 27): A BALL IS OUT OF BOUNDS WHEN IT LIES
    • COMPLETELY BEYOND THE INNER BOUNDARY OF A WALL OR POSTS OF ANY FENCE BORDERING THE COURSE AND ANY OUT OF BOUND MARKERS/STAKES WITHIN THE COURSE
    • ACROSS A ROAD BORDERING THE COURSE BUT ON ANOTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD EVEN IF LYING IN THE COURSE ON THE OTHER SIDE.
  1. OVERHEAD WIRES: A BALL STRIKING AN OVERHEAD WIRE CROSSING ANY PART OF THE COURSE MAY BE PLAYED AGAIN WITHOUT PENALTY. THE SECOND OR ANY SUBSEQUENT BALL BECOMES THE BALL IN PLAY.
  1. WATER HAZARDS (RULE 26): ALL DITCHES MARKED BY YELLOW STAKES AND YELLOW LINES.
  1. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 24-2):
    • ALL POSTS OTHER THAN THOSE MARKING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COURSE, OUT OF BOUND MARKERS/STAKES AND YELLOW STAKES DEFINING THE MARGIN OF WATER HAZARDS.
    • MARKED YOUNG PLANTS.
    • THE CRICKET PITCH.
    • ALL TEE BOXES.
    • ALL IMMOVABLE CHAIRS WITHIN THE COURSE.
NB:
EXCEPTIONS TO RULE 24 – WHICH STATES: A PLAYER MAY NOT TAKE RELIEF UNDER THIS RULE IF
    • INTERFERENCE BY ANY THING OTHER THAN AN IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION MAKES THE STROKE CLEARLY IMPRACTICABLE OR
    • INTERFERENCE BY AN IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION WOULD OCCUR ONLY THROUGH USE OF A CLEARLY UNREASONABLE STROKE OR AN UNNECESSARY ABNORMAL STANCE, SWING OR DIRECTION OF PLAY.
  1. BALL LYING ON THE TEE BOX: A BALL LYING ON A TEE BOX, OTHER THAN THAT OF THE HOLE IN PLAY MUST BE LIFTED AND DROPPED WITHOUT PENALTY, WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH OF THE NEAREST EDGE OF THE TEE BOX, BUT NOT NEARER TO THE HOLE.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:  
MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE.
STROKE PLAY ­­­­­­­­– TWO STROKES.
  1. PATH AND TRACKS: A BALL LYING ON THE BARE PATH BETWEEN THE CLUB HOUSE AND THE 9TH / 18TH GREEN MAY BE LIFTED AND DROPPED WITHOUT PENALTY WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH OF THE NEAREST EDGE OF THE PATH BUT NOT NEARER THE HOLE.
 
  1. STONES IN BUNKER: FOR SAFETY OF PLAYERS STONES IN BUNKERS ARE MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS AND SHOULD BE REMOVED.
  1. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (RULE 25).
FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE COURSE, PLAY IS PROHIBITED FROM ALL AREAS MARKED G.U.R. A PLAYER SHALL NOT PLAY HIS BALL FROM, NOR TAKE STANCE IN SUCH GROUND; HE MUST TAKE RELIEF UNDER RULE 25.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:
MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE,
STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES

NB: GRASS CUTTINGS AND OTHER MATERIAL LEFT ON THE COURSE WHICH HAVE BEEN ABANDONED AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE REMOVED ARE NOT G.U.R UNLESS SO MARKED.
  1. THE PUTTING SURFACE: A BALL LYING ON THE PUTTING GREEN OTHER THAN THAT OF THE HOLE BEING PLAYED MUST BE LIFTED, DROPPED WITHOUT PENALTY WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH OF THE NEAREST POINT ON THE COURSE WHICH IS:
  • NOT NEARER THE HOLE
  • NOT IN A HAZARD
DOUBT AS TO PROCEDURE
PLAYERS ARE REMINDED AND ADVISED TO PROCEED UNDER RULE 3-3, WHICH PROVIDES FOR A PLAYER TO PLAY A SECOND BALL.

PLEASE REPAIR PITCH MARKS AND REPLACE DIVOTS
NO PHONE CALLS DURING TOURNAMENTS
PLAYER MUST ADHERE STRICTLY TO THE ETIQUETTE OF GOLF AND THE DRESS CODES OF THE SECTION