Local rules Hoebridge course

A) Temporary COVID 19 Provisions.

a) FLAGSTICKS - Players are required to avoid touching flagsticks, and these must therefore remain in position in the hole at all times.

b) BUNKERS –
I. All rakes have been removed from bunkers, but this does not absolve players from smoothing the surface as best as possible with their foot, club or other appropriate implement.
II. If a ball in play comes to rest in a bunker and is located in an indentation, hole or other surface impediment which makes playing the ball as it lies an unfair test of golf, free relief may be taken by placing the original ball or another ball in, and playing it from the following relief area:
• Reference point – Position of the original ball.
• Size of relief area Measured from Reference point – No more than 6 inches from the Reference Point.
• Limits on the Location of Relief Area – Must be within the bunker, and not nearer the hole.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.
NB. THE RELIEF AREA MAY NOT BE SMOOTHED BEFORE THE BALL IS PLACED.

B) PREFERRED LIES (Pick and Place).

In force commencing 26th July 2020 until no later than the 30th April 2021

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 and playing it from this relief area:
• Reference Point: Spot of the original ball
• Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

Limits on Location of Relief Area:
• 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.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.

C) AERATION HOLES

If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:
(a) Ball in General Area.
The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.

(b) Ball on Putting Green.
The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.

But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.

C) OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 14.4)
The following areas are defined by the Committee as ‘Out of Bounds’ on the Hoebridge Course:-
Beyond the external boundary fences and hedges bordering the General Area of the Course, and beyond the white marker posts at the back of the 10th and 12th greens; to the left of the 1st and 2nd holes and to the right of the 11th; 13th 14th and 17th holes. Also the whole area of the Club House Facility and the practice putting green located beyond the internal fence and hedge adjacent to the 10th tee, beyond the fence adjacent to the short game practice area located to the left of the 18th hole, and beyond the tree line at the rear of the 18th green adjacent to the Car Park.

D) ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION (Rule 16.1)
The following are defined as Abnormal Course Conditions on the Hoebridge Course:-
1. Immovable obstructions –
a) All fixed sprinkler heads.
b) All artificially surfaced roads and paths within the general area of the course.
c) The public footpath running between the blue marker posts on either side of the 17th hole.
d) The Members Memorial Garden located between the rear of the 8th green and the 12th tee.
e) The drain grille located on the putting surface on the right side of the 6th green.
f) The post holding the bells on the edge of the 7th, 11th and 17th fairways including the area of artificial matting or artificially surfaced standing area immediately below the bells.
g) The marker posts coloured yellow and black positioned as an aiming guide on the 7th, 11th and 17th fairways.

The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b.

2. Ground under repair –
Any part of the course the Committee defines from time to time to be Ground Under Repair, whether by marking it or otherwise.

The following areas are currently so defined:-
a) All locations in the General Area, enclosed by white line markings, the extent being defined by the outside edge of the white line marking.

These areas are also declared No Play Zones and free relief must be taken from these areas in accordance with Rule 16.1b.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.

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Rev 3rd Oct 2020

Local Rules Shey Copse

E) Temporary COVID 19 Provisions.

c) FLAGSTICKS - Players are required to avoid touching flagsticks, and these must therefore remain in position in the hole at all times.

d) BUNKERS * –
III. All rakes have been removed from bunkers, but this does not absolve players from smoothing the surface as best as possible with their foot, club or other appropriate implement.
IV. If a ball in play comes to rest in a bunker and is located in an indentation, hole or other surface impediment which makes playing the ball as it lies an unfair test of golf, free relief may be taken by placing the original ball or another ball in, and playing it from the following relief area:
• Reference point – Position of the original ball.
• Size of relief area Measured from Reference point – No more than 6 inches from the Reference Point.
• Limits on the Location of Relief Area – Must be within the bunker, and not nearer the hole.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.
*
NB. THE RELIEF AREA MAY NOT BE SMOOTHED BEFORE THE BALL IS PLACED.


F) PREFERRED LIES (Pick and Place).
In force commencing 26th July 2020 until no later than the 30th April 2021
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 and playing it from this relief area:
• Reference Point: Spot of the original ball
• Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

Limits on Location of Relief Area:
• 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.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.

C) AERATION HOLES

If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:
(a) Ball in General Area.
The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule. But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.
(b) Ball on Putting Green.
The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.

G) OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 14.4)
The following areas are defined by the Committee as ‘Out of Bounds’ on the Shey Copse
Course:-
Beyond the external boundary fences and hedges bordering the General Area of the Course, including the fence bordering the Driving Range; beyond the white marker posts on the right hand side of the 3rd fairway and on or over the artificially surfaced path to the rear of the 9th green.
H) ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION (Rule 16.1)
The following are defined as Abnormal Course Conditions on the Shey Copse Course:-
1. Immovable obstructions –
a) All fixed sprinkler heads.
b) All artificially surfaced roads and paths within the general area of the course.
c) Descriptive Signs for each hole located adjacent to each tee.
The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b.

2. Ground under repair –
Any part of the course the Committee defines from time to time to be Ground Under Repair, whether by marking it or otherwise.

The following areas are currently so defined:-
a) All locations in the General Area, enclosed by white line markings, the extent being defined by the outside edge of the white line marking.

These areas are also declared No Play Zones and free relief must be taken from these areas in accordance with Rule 16.1b.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play) Under Rule 14.7a.

A Richardson Handicap scretary
Rev v1 5/11/20