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"Long Form" Local Rules for www.whittleburygolf.com

A.1. Boundaries
Out of bounds is defined as the line between course-side points at ground level of white stakes and fence posts. Out of bounds is also defined by any wall or railing bounding the course.

A.4 Internal Out of Bounds

During play of on 1st hole on Royal Whittlewood Red course, on the right side of the hole, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds.

These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of on 1st hole on Royal Whittlewood Red course. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.

[LONG FORM] B.3 Provisional Ball for Ball in a Penalty Area [2016-2018 Rules of Golf “Water Hazard”]

If a player does not know whether his or her ball is in the penalty area on 1st hole on Royal Whittlewood Red course, the player may play a provisional ball under Rule 18.3, which is modified in this way:

In playing the provisional ball, the player may use the stroke-and-distance relief option (see Rule 17.1d(1), the back-on-the-line relief option (see Rule 17.1d(2)) or, if it is a red penalty area, the lateral relief option (see Rule 17.1d(3)).

Once the player has played a provisional ball under this Rule, he or she may not use any further options under Rule 17.1 in relation to the original ball.

In deciding when that provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play or if it must or may be abandoned, Rule 18.3c(2) and 18.3c(3) apply except that:

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty.

[LONG FORM] E-4 Relief from 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 Under Rule 14.7a.

E.10 Protection of Young Trees
The young trees identified by
stakes, or the supporting wires or ropes are no play zones:

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a

F.1 Abnormal Course Conditions and Integral Objects

Ground under repair is defined by any area encircled by a white line or blue stakes or G.U.R. signs.

Ground under repair includes stone-filled drainage ditches.

Distance markers are immovable obstructions.

[LONG FORM] F-7 Relief from Seams of Cut Turf

If a player’s ball lies in or touches a seam of cut turf or a seam interferes with the player’s area of intended swing:
(a)
Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.
(b)
Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.
But interference does not exist if the seam only interferes with the player’s stance.
All seams within the area of cut turf are treated as the same seam in taking relief. This means that if a player has interference from any seam after
dropping the ball, the player must proceed as required under Rule 14.3c(2) even when the ball is still within one club-length of the reference point.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

G-6 Prohibiting Use of Motorized Transportation During a round, a player or caddie must not ride on any form of motorized transportation except as authorized or later approved by the Committee.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: The player gets the general penalty for each hole during which there is a breach of this Local Rule. If the breach occurs between the play of two holes, it applies to the next hole.

J-1 Methods for Stopping and Resuming Play A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signalled by one prolonged note of the siren [all players MUST return to The Atrium]. See Rule 5.7b.

K-1 Maximum Time for All or Part of Round If a group finishes the round more than the starting interval behind the group in front and over 4 hours from the time of starting, all players in the group are subject to the Terms of the Competition - Committee Procedures "Pace of Play".

Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf 2019 [i.e. year round]

16.3 Embedded Ball

a. When Relief Is Allowed

Relief is allowed only when your ball is embedded in the general area. But if your ball is embedded on the putting green, you may mark the spot of your ball, lift and clean it, repair the damage, and replace your ball on its original spot.

Exceptions – When Relief Not Allowed for Ball Embedded in General Area:

Your ball is embedded only if it is in its own pitch-mark made as a result of your previous stroke and part of your ball is below the level of the ground.

b. Relief for Embedded Ball

When your ball is embedded in the general area, you may take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball as shown in Diagram 16.3b.
Penalty for Playing a Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Rule 16.3: General Penalty.

 

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