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Delayed Course OPening Policy

The following will apply in situations where the course opening has been delayed for any reason (e.g. fog, waterlogged).

The Pro Shop staff will have sole responsibility for deciding if and when the course can be re-opened.

Local Rules

1 Out of Bounds (Rule 18.2)

    1. Beyond any wall, fence, hedge or line of white stakes defining the course boundary
    2. On or beyond any white line defining the course boundary
    3. Green keepers’ compound, clubhouse and car park

Note: The course-side line at ground level joining fence posts, the course-side line of white stakes or a white line defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies over such a line.

2 Penalty Areas (Rule 17):

    1. Yellow penalty areas are defined by yellow stakes or yellow lines: Red penalty areas are defined by red stakes or red lines.
    2. When both stakes and lines are used, the edge of the penalty area is defined by the outside edge of the line and the stakes show where the penalty area is.
    3. The ditches to the right of the 4th, 6th & 7th are red penalty areas where the outer edge coincides with the boundary. Opposite side relief is available for these areas only under Model Local Rule B-2.1.

Note: A ball is in the penalty area when it lies in or any part of it touches the line joining stakes at ground level or lines drawn on the ground.

3 Abnormal Course Conditions (Rule 16) Ground Under Repair (GUR):

    1. Any area bounded by a white line
    2. Any area of damaged ground considered by the committee to be abnormal and displayed on noticeboards or advised by the Pro shop. Immovable Obstructions
    3. All artificially surfaced roads and paths on the course including those covered by woodchips. Individual pieces of woodchip are loose impediments
    4. Decorative hedges on 1st tee that are adjacent to artificially surfaced paths are treated as a single abnormal course condition when taking relief under Rule 16.1
    5. Immovable obstructions close to putting green (e.g. Sprinkler Heads): In addition to the types of interference described in Rule 16.1a, when a ball lies in the general area, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is: on the player’s line of play, is within two club- lengths of the putting green, and is within two club-lengths of the ball. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.)
    6. Where the committee provides a dropping zone under Rule 16, it shall act as an additional option under this Rule. Such a dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.

4 No Play Zones

    1. Any area bounded by a blue line
    2. Temporary Greens, when cut and not in play
    3. Young trees identified by stakes, sleeves or wrapping

Note: If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area, lies on or touches such an area or interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.

5 Suspension of Play: Horn Signals (Rule 5.7b):

1 Prolonged blast = Dangerous Situation, Stop Play Immediately.

3 Short blasts = Normal Suspension of play, players may complete the hole.

2 Short blasts = Resumption of Play for all situations.

Breach of 5.7b = Disqualification.

6.Penalty for breach of a Local Rule, unless otherwise noted is the General Penalty (loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play.

Distance Markers to the centre of the green: Blue 200yds; Green 150yds; Red 100yds.

Flag Colour: Red - Front; Yellow - Middle; White - Back.