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Local Rules

Local Rules for the Purdis Heath Course

OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)

A ball is out of bounds if it lies:

  • (a) Beyond any fence or hedge bounding the course.
  • (b) Beyond the fence enclosing the Greenkeepers' compound which is located between holes 2 and 17 and to the right of the teeing ground at hole 18.
  • (c) Beyond white posts, including those at the 1st, 17th and 18th holes.

WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

  • (a) Water hazards are defined by yellow posts.
  • (b) Lateral water hazards are defined by red posts.

ROADS AND PATHS

All roads, paths and tracks, including rubber matting, are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 28).

STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1).

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN

The specimen local rule in the Rules of Golf booklet is in effect – see pages 146/147.

PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES

  • (a) If a young tree identified by a stake or guard interferes with a player’s stance or the area of the intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction).
  • (b) Fenced plantations are G.U.R. from which play is prohibited and relief must be taken (Rule 25-1).

DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES

For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. The specimen local rule in the Rules of Golf booklet is in effect – see page 153.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:


Match Play – Loss of hole
Stroke Play – Two strokes

BELL ON 4th HOLE

For safety reasons it is essential that approach shots are not played to the green until the bell has been sounded to indicate that the green is clear. For this system of warning to work it is equally important to remember to sound the bell when clearing the green.

MARKER POSTS DENOTE 150 YARDS TO THE CENTRE OF THE GREEN

YARDAGES TO THE CENTRE OF THE GREEN ARE ALSO SHOWN ON FAIRWAY SPRINKLER HEADS

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Clubhouse Tel: 01473 728941
Golf Shop Tel: 01743 724017
Location: IP3 8UQ

Local Rules for the Bixley Course

OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)

A ball is out of bounds if it lies:

  • (a) Beyond any fence or hedge bounding the course.
  • (b) On or beyond the road to the left of the 1st hole.
  • (b) Beyond the fence protecting the bungalow at the back of the 1st green.

WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

  • (a) Water hazards are defined by yellow posts.
  • (b) Lateral water hazards are defined by red posts.

ROADS AND PATHS

All paths and tracks, including rubber matting, are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 28).

STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1).

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN

The specimen local rule in the Rules of Golf booklet is in effect – see pages 130/131.

PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES

  • (a) If a young tree identified by a stake or guard interferes with a player’s stance or the area of the intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction).
  • (b) Fenced plantations are G.U.R. from which play is prohibited and relief must be taken (Rule 25-1).

DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES

For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. The specimen local rule in the Rules of Golf booklet is in effect – see page 136.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
Match Play – Loss of hole
Stroke Play – Two strokes

MARKER POSTS DENOTE 150 YARDS TO THE CENTRE OF THE GREEN

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Clubhouse Tel: 01473 728941
Golf Shop Tel: 01743 724017
Location: IP3 8UQ

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