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.
CLEANING THE BALL in the general area (includes the ROUGH).
The full text of these Local Rules is shown below:
1. PREFERRED LIES
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.
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.
2. CLEANING THE BALL.
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.