Standard Local Rules

STANDARD LOCAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION OF HARD CARD

The Rules of Golf govern play. See applicable competition’s Notice to Players for additional Local Rules and Optional Conditions. Complete text of Rules and Appendix I may be found in the current Rules of Golf. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is:
a) Match Play-Loss of Hole/Stroke Play-Two Strokes
b) LOCAL RULES ON SCORECARD ARE NOT IN EFFECT.

RULE 3-3: DOUBT AS TO PROCEDURE
If a competitor is doubtful of his rights or the correct procedure during the play of a hole, he may without penalty, complete the hole with two balls. After the doubtful situation has risen and before taking further action, the competitor should announce to his marker or a fellow-competitor that he intends to play two balls and which ball he wishes to count if the Rules permit. If he fails to do so, the provisions of Rule 3-3b(ii) apply. The competitor MUST report the facts of the situation to the Committee before returning his scorecard, even if the score for the hole was the same with both balls played. If he fails to do so, he is disqualified.

OUT OF BOUNDS
Defined by the nearest inside points, at ground level, of large white stakes and fence posts. Rule 27-1 A ball which crosses a public road defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds, even though it may lie on another part of the course.

WATER AND LATERAL WATER HAZARD STAKES AND LINES
1. Water Hazards are defined by yellow stakes or yellow lines. Rule 26-1.
2. Lateral Water Hazards are defined by red stakes or red lines. Rule 26-1.

When both stakes and lines are used to define water and lateral water hazards, stakes identify hazards and lines define margins. When a lateral water hazard is defined on only one side, it is deemed to extend to infinity. When water hazards and lateral water hazards are bounded by out of bounds, the hazard margin extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR
Defined by white lines. French drains are deemed to be ground under repair. Rule 25-1

EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN
Local Rule as prescribed in Appendix I shall be in effect.

INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE
Includes cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings when located in hazards, unless otherwise provided for in Notice to Competitors.

STONES IN BUNKERS
Are movable obstructions.

AERATION HOLES
Local Rule as prescribed in Appendix I is in effect.

SEAMS OF CUT TURF
The Local Rule as prescribed in Appendix I is in effect.

WHITE LINED AREAS TYING INTO ARTIFICIALLY SURFACED ROADS AND PATHS
Have the same status as the roads and paths, that of obstructions.

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
The Local Rule allowing players to use a device to measure or gauge distance only has been adopted.

BALL AT REST ON GREEN MOVES
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the players, the partner, the opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rule 18-2.

This Local Rule only applies when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental. If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location.

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