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  • Local Rules

    1. THE LANE
    Willow Lane - running through the course is declared GROUND UNDER REPAIR except when playing the 18th hole when the Lane becomes an integral part of the course

    2. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)
    a. Beyond any fence or wall bounding the course

    b. Second Hole. A ball lying in or over the grip surrounding the greenkeepers' shed

    c. Tenth Hole. A ball lying in or over the grip behind and to the right of the green

    d. Ninth and Tenth Holes. A ball lying in or over the grip bordering the practice ground and the white line joining the grip as above. (Also defined by white posts.)

     3. STONES IN BUNKERS
    Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies)

    4. PRACTICE PUTTING GREEN
    The practice putting green is a wrong green (Rule 25-3 applies)

    5. STAKED TREES
    Protection of young trees identified by stakes or plastic sheaths. If such a tree interferes with a player's stance or the area of intended swing the ball must be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b(i). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted

    6. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS
    All  fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty as follows:- If the ball lies on the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club-lengths of the intervening obstruction , it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

    PENALTY for breach of Local Rule 6 Match Play - Loss of hole Stroke Play - Two strokes

    7. GROUND UNDER REPAIR
    Areas marked with White Lines are deemed to be 'Ground Under Repair' and relief MUST be taken under Rule 25-1 (The exception being the White Lines surrounding the practice putting green designating the chipping area, where other than on the green, see 4 above, the ball shall be played as it lies)

    8. TRACTOR MARKINGS
    A rut or slit made by a Tractor is deemed as 'Ground Under Repair' and relief may be taken under Rule 25-1. Since the upgrade of local footpaths to Bridleways this rule may be extended to horses hoof prints.

    9. ARTIFICIAL WINTER TEES
    These are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 24-2

    10. MEASURING DEVICES
    For all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during a club competition aplayer uses a distance measuring device that is used to measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. Gradient, wind speed, temperature etc) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether or not any such additional function is used

    11. PREFERRED LIES (Only when adverse conditions prevail)
    A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may, without penalty be moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green. A player may move or place the ball ONCE and after it has been moved or is placed  it is in play.

    Embedded (Plugged Ball). Rule 25-2 provides reflief, wthout penalty, for a ball embedded in any closely mown area through the green. In addition the following Local Rule also currently applies that 'relief may be taken through the green with the exception of a ball embedded in sand or where interference by any other condition occurs (e.g Staked Trees, G.U.R etc.) wher relief should be taken in accordance with the appropriate rule'.

    PENALTY for breach of Local Rule 11

    Match Play - Loss of hole. Stroke Play - Two strokes

    12. DOUBT AS TO PROCEDURE
    If in competition and during play of a hole, a competitor is doubtful of their rights to proceed they may play a second ball and seek a ruling on completion of their round (Rule 3-3 applies)

    NB. ALL GOLFERS MUST TAKE PARTICULAR CARE WHEN PLAYING SHOTS ADJACENT TO THE PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY CROSSING THE COURSE. THESE ARE THE SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY LANE (WILLOW LANE) AND THE PUBLIC FOOTPATH, MARKED BY GREEN and YELLOW TOPPED POSTS,  THAT CROSSES THE COURSE.

     
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