SGC ALL LOCAL RULES SUMMARY
EFFECTIVE: 9th October 2019




This list is generated by The Golfing Committee to include: The Professional, Handicap & Competitions Secretaries, Course Representative, Captain and Ladies Captain, Vice Captains, Seniors Chairman.

Other Local rules are on the card.

1.   Ground Under Repair (Rule 16.1):  All GUR will be marked by a white line or stakes
– stakes have priority.  When the margin
of ground under repair is defined by stakes, the stakes are inside the ground
under repair and the margin of the ground under repair is defined by the
nearest outside points of the stakes at ground level. Relief MUST be taken under Rule 16.1 from all
areas marked “GUR play prohibited”.

2.   Flooded Bunkers: 

Flooded bunkers with a blue stake in are designated "through the green" and GUR.  If a player’s ball lies in the bunker or the bunker interferes with the player’s stance or the area of intended swing, the player may take relief outside the bunker, without penalty, in accordance with Rule 16.1. All other bunkers on the course, regardless of whether they contain water, maintain their status as hazards and the Rules of Golf apply accordingly.

3.   Immovable Obstructions:  Relief under Rule 16.1 may be taken from the following

  1. The Protective Fence to the Left of the 5th Fairway:  

Relief may be taken if the fence physically interferes with a player’s area of intended stance or area of intended swing.   If the nearest point of relief is beyond the fence, the ball may be played without penalty from the dropping zone on the side of the 5th hole (a relief area under Rule 14.3) as marked with white paint, if the dropping zone is no nearer the hole.

(If your ball lies between the protective fence on the 5th hole and the post & rail fence at the rear of the 9th tee, as an extra relief option for this area, a player may drop a ball without penalty in the dropping zone)

N.B. There is NO “line of play” relief allowed      from this protective fence.

 ii.    Green-Keeping Access Paths:  If a player's ball in play comes to rest on the following established green-keeping access paths:

a. 10th and 11th holes: From green-keepers’ machinery shed to the left of 11th across the 10th fairway, to include first cut semi-rough

  b.  12th hole: To the left of the fairway up to and including a drain cover beside the temporary green (12A) about 100 yards from the 12th green.

  c.  18th hole: To the right of the fairway and paths across the fairway at 50 yards and 200 yards (approx.) from the tee, to include first cut semi rough.

 iii.   Ropes & Stakes/Posts:
The ropes and their supporting stakes used to protect the course from excessive wear must not be moved as they are deemed to be immovable obstruction and relief may be taken under Rule 16.1.  If a ball hits a rope or supporting stake protecting areas on the course, a player may take the shot again from its original position without penalty.  Both of the above also apply to the rope and post fences around the course
  

iv. Other ObstructionsThe fairway yardage marker discs, sprinkler heads, water valve covers, services and fixtures, inspection covers and the drain hole on the 1st green (if in the line of the intended putt);  supporting posts of bells on holes 10 and 18; staked trees or tube-protected trees.

4.  Aeration Hole:  On the putting green, a ball that come to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot, not nearer the hole, that
avoids the situation

5. Out of Bounds (Rule 18):  Beyond all boundary walls, hedges and fences and beyond the nearest inside points at ground level of all out of bounds white posts.  If a fence runs through a hedge, the hedge is the boundary.  Note: the electric badger fences are situated OOB from which there is no relief.


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