First Green

1. Out of Bounds: Rule 27

2. Water Hazards: Rule 26

3. Overhead Wires / Telegraph Poles – Rule 20-5

4. Immovable Obstructions: Rule 24

5. Moveable Obstructions:  Rule 24

6. Ground Under Repair: Rule 25

7. Blue Staked Spinneys:

8. Other Local Rules:

1.     Out of Bounds: Rule 27

a)     All boundaries of the course defined by White Stakes

b)     The areas defined by the putting green, the practice area, the clubhouse & car park.

2.     Water Hazards: Rule 26

a)     Where stakes and lines indicate hazards, then the stakes indicate the hazards and the lines define the margins of the hazards.

b)     Water Hazards are indicated by Yellow Stakes.

c)     Lateral Water Hazards are indicated by Red Stakes.

d)     A ball last entering the lateral (red) water hazard on the 4th Hole may be played from the dropping zone behind the green.

e)     A ball last entering the lateral (red) part of the water hazard on the 17th Hole may be played from the dropping zone to the right of the hazard.

3.     Overhead Wires / Telegraph Poles – Rule 20-5

a)     If a ball strikes overhead power lines, telegraph poles or guide wires, the player must disregard that stroke, abandon the ball (if necessary), drop and play another ball as near as possible from the spot from which the original ball was played.

b)     Poles  & Guide Wires are immovable obstructions – Rule 24.2b may be applied

4.     Immovable Obstructions: Rule 24

a)     All Paths & Steps onto Teeing Grounds

b)     Telegraph Poles & Guide Wires

c)     Sprinkler System

d)     Staked Trees & Stakes, Blue Stakes

e)     Distance Markers on Fairways, Course Furniture, Litter Bins, Permanent Signage,

f)       Tees & Greens - a ball lying on a putting green or teeing ground other than the one being played must be dropped in accordance with Rule 24.2b.

g)     In addition to the above, if a ball lies within two club-lengths of an immovable obstruction that lies within two club-lengths of the putting green and is in the line of play to the hole, then relief may be taken as follows: The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on the putting green. The ball may be cleaned. Such relief is also allowed if the ball is lying on the green, but without the restriction of not being allowed to drop on the green and that it is to be placed.

5.     Moveable Obstructions:  Rule 24

a)     Stones in bunkers

b)     Distance Marker Stakes

6.     Ground Under Repair: Rule 25

a)     Areas marked by White lines

b)     All broken ground due to course maintenance, tractor & machine tyre marks. The ball must not be played from GUR. Relief must be taken.

7.     Blue Staked Spinneys:

From 1st January 2007 (Local Rule 7)

All environmentally sensitive Blue Staked Spinneys are declared to be Lateral Water Hazards (Red Staked) with the following provisions:

a)    

 If a ball is in or there is reasonable evidence that it is lost in a Blue staked spinney, then the player must, under penalty of one stroke, proceed under Rule 26-1. The ruts marking these areas are deemed to be part of these areas.

Note: If a ball, dropped in accordance with Rule 26 rolls into a position where this area interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief as provided in Clause (b) of this Local Rule.

b)     Interference with Stance or Area of Intended Swing

If a ball is lying outside of the Blue spinney but there is interference from the Blue spinney with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, then the player must take relief by dropping the ball, within a club length from the point on the course that is the nearest point of relief to where the ball lies that

  • is not nearer the hole,

  • avoids interference by the condition and

  • is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this clause.

Exception: A player may not obtain relief under clause (b) of this Local Rule if (a) it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than a condition covered by this Local Rule or (b) interference by the condition would occur only through use of an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:

Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.

 

Note: In the case of a serious breach of this Local Rule, the Committee may impose a penalty of disqualification.”

8.     Other Local Rules:

a)     Additional or temporary Local Rules will be displayed on the notice board. Always check for such rules before play.

 

Entry into the Blue Staked Spinneys will result in Disciplinary Action

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Millicent Golf Course is a Non-Metal Spike Golf Course