Winter Local Rules from tomorrow – Saturday 3rd October 2020

02 Oct Winter Local Rules from tomorrow – Saturday 3rd October 2020

Winter Local Rules from tomorrow
Following the recent increase in rainfall we see evidence of mud adhering to golf balls. Winter Local Rules provide free relief and are being introduced from tomorrow, Saturday 3rd October. The Course remains Qualifying until further notice.


PREFERRED LIES on grass cut to fairway length.
The ball may be cleaned and PLACED within 6 inches.

CLEANING THE BALL in the general area (includes the ROUGH).
Mark, lift, clean and REPLACE on its original spot. No 6 inches relief area.

The full text of these Local Rules is shown below:


When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in play and playing it from this relief area.

• Reference point: Spot of the original ball.
• Size of Relief Area measured from Reference Point: 6 inches but with these limits:
– Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point; and
– Must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14-2b(2) and 14-2e.


When a player’s ball lies in the general area the ball may be lifted, cleaned and replaced without penalty. The player must mark the spot before lifting the ball (see Rule 14-1) and the ball must be replaced on its original spot, (see Rule 14-2).

A copy of these Local Rules has been posted on the Club noticeboard.

Play safe and stay safe.

George Auterson
Chair of Competition & Handicap (C & H)
Mobile 07552 698 686
Landline 01943 831 559