New Golf Rules 2019                        

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Local Rules:

Out of Bounds: On top of or beyond perimeter fence on the course left of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,9th,10th, 15th,16th, right of 8th. Clubhouse, tarmac surrounds and car park.         

B-2 Relief on Opposite Side of Red Penalty Area. When a ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area on left of 1st hole, as an extra relief option adding one penalty stroke, the player may drop a ball on the opposite edge of the penalty area. See Model Local Rule B-2.1 for details of where to drop.

E-3 Preferred Lies during “Winter Conditions” When a player’s ball lies in a part of the course excluding penalty areas (period will be detailed on timesheet and notice boards “winter conditions”) the player may prefer the lie within six inches . As an additional rule during winter conditions this is now extended to include all bunkers. If your ball enters a bunker you should proceed as follows. Mark the ball, rake the bunker in the immediate area of the ball position & then replace the ball as close as possible to its original position before playing your next shot. See Model Local Rule E-3 for details of how this must be done.

E-5 Alternative to Stroke and Distance for Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds.

ONLY FOR CASUAL PLAY, NOT PERMITTED FOR ANY COMPETITION ROUND. When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed under the Stroke and Distance Local Rule for a penalty of two strokes, rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. This Local Rule is not available if a provisional ball has been played. See Model Local Rule E-5 for full details of the Local Rule.

E-10 Protection of Young Trees. The young trees identified by white painted circles and spinneys are no play zones: If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief in drop zones / Rule 16.1f.

E-11Ball Deflected by Power Line. Model Local Rule E-11 is in effect for a ball that hits a power line or tower or a wire or pole supporting a power line (stroke must be cancelled and replayed).

F-23 Temporary Immovable Obstructions. Temporary Immovable Obstructions; Model Local Rule F-23 is in effect. Stone filled drains, fences on 4th & 5th, bells on 7th & 18th & all buggy paths.

Distance-Measuring Devices. During a competition round, a player must not obtain distance information by using an electronic distance slope /wind measuring device or mobile phone. Distance measuring only permitted with standard non slope GPS. Penalty for Breach of Local Rule – see Rule 4.3.

For the full text of any Model Local Rules referenced, please refer to the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule is the General Penalty