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Sandiway Golf Club


Sandiway Golf Club

Local Rules


(Effective 1 January 2019)

1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18.2)                           

A ball is out of bounds when it is (a) beyond the line between the course-side points at ground level of the rabbit fence posts bounding the course or (b) beyond the course side edge of the white line and white stakes on the RHS of the 18thfairway. White stakes with black tops have been placed for visibility and these stakes are movable obstructions. 

2. Protection of Trees                                         

Young trees identified by stakes, bands or plastic sleeves are no play zones.

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

Penalty for playing ball from a wrong place in breach of Local Rule: General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.

3. Ground Under Repair                  

Ground under repair is defined by any area encircled by a white line.

4. Integral Part of the Course

The artificial walls and artificial surrounding borders of bunkers, the artificial surface on tees and the wall to the left of the 12thfairway are integral objects.

5. Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Green

Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1.

The player also has these extra options to take relief when such immovable obstructions are close to the putting green and on the line of play:

Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is:

On the line of play, and is:

 Within two club-lengths of the putting green, and
Within two club-lengths of the ball.

Exception - No Relief If Line of Play Clearly Unreasonable. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.

6. Motorised 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.

7. Practice Ground

A player may practise on the designated area of the competition course before or between rounds. The designated practise area is to the right of the 1stfairway only and is identified by the line to the right of the 1stfairway.  

Penalty for playing ball from a wrong place in breach of Local Rule: General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.

8. Suspension of Play       

A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signalled by one prolonged note of the siren. All other suspensions will be signalled by three consecutive notes of the siren. In either case, resumption of play will be signalled by two short notes of siren. See Rule 5.7b.

JD December 2018





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