Heworth Golf Club - Local Rules

 

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

a) Beyond any of the fences or hedges forming the course boundaries. Where there is a fence within a hedge the fence forms the boundary.

b) Beyond the wire fence to the right of the 1st tee.

c) The clubhouse, car park and all artificially surfaced roads and paths in the clubhouse area.

d) In or anywhere beyond the trench to the right of the 9th hole indicated by white stakes. In the play of the 8th hole these posts are deemed to be immovable obstructions -Rule 24-2(b) applies.

e) In or beyond the trenched/marked line to the right of the 11th hole indicated by white stakes.

f) The practice area and the practice putting green to the right of the 18th hole indicated by white stakes.

g) The practice area to the left of the 9th hole and to the right of the 10th hole as indicated by marked lines and white stakes.

h) Beyond the steel fence surrounding the greenkeepers compound.

i) On or beyond the path behind the 1st tee, the 18th green leading to the 14th tee indicated by the trench and white stakes.

j) A ball coming to rest between the white lines on the path leading to the 3rd green and the white stakes marking the edge of the path.

K) Beyond the white posts or line to the right of the 6th hole.

2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

a) Ordinary water hazards are identified by yellow stakes or defined by yellow lines.

b) Lateral water hazards are indicated by red stakes or defined by red lines.

3. GROUND UNDER REPAIR

a) GUR – all areas marked with white paint.

b) GUR (play prohibited) – All areas or copses defined by a marked line and blue stakes or trees surrounded by wire mesh and blue stakes are Ground Under Repair from which play is PROHIBITED. If such an area interferes with a players stance or the area of intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 25-1(b). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted. If there is reasonable evidence that a ball is lost in such an area Rule 25-1(c) applies.

4. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES

 Identified by stakes, guards or wire mesh. If such a tree interferes with a ‘player's stance’ or the area of his ‘intended swing’ the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2(b). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.

5. OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24)

a) STONES IN BUNKERS are moveable obstructions and Rule 24-1 applies

b) RELIEF FROM IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS is obtained under Rule 24-2(b)

c) FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS the specimen local rule on Page 128 of the Rules of Golf is in effect

 d) BRIDGES – ALL STONE, FIXED and PORTABLE WOODEN BRIDGES are defined as INTEGRAL parts of the course, thereby, the ball shall be played as it lies. Relief may be obtained under penalty, applying Rule 28, ball unplayable.

e) PATHS, - ALL INTERNAL PATHS are deemed to be Immovable Obstructions and relief must be taken at the nearest point, not nearer the hole, without penalty under Rule 24-2(b)

6) ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (Rule 25)

a) TRACTOR MARKS – A player whose ball is lying in a tractor mark may obtain relief under Rule 25-1(b)

b) EMBEDDED BALL – A ball embedded in its own pitch mark in any close mown area ‘Through the Green’ may obtain relief under Rule 25-2

c) DRAINAGE SLITS – For those slits defined in Local Rules, relief may be taken under Rule 25-1(b)

 PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: 

MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE. STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES