SGC ALL LOCAL RULES
SUMMARY EFFECTIVE: 25th February 2020



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.

1.   Ground
Under Repair
:  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 Obstructions
: The
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 comes 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.

6. Penalty Area 15th Hole: When playing the 14th
and 15th holes, if a ball is in the red-staked penalty
area between the 15th tee box and the 15th green,
including when it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has
not been found came to rest in the penalty area, the player may take
relief as follows:

i)                  
For
one penalty stroke under Rule 17.1.d.

ii)               
Also,
but ONLY when playing the 15th hole, as an extra option a player may
drop another ball in the dropping zone which is located to the left of the
path to the 15th green. The dropping zone (or mat) is a relief
area under Rule 14.3 for one penalty stroke.  The
dropping zone is NOT to be used when playing the 14th hole.







































iii)             
Balls
in the red-staked area must not be retrieved. 
The area is a ‘no play zone’. 
Players may not play a ball from within the red-staked penalty area.

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