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The following Local Rules will apply in our Club, North and South courses as from February 2022

1. OUT OF BOUNDS

All areas outside the boundary edge of the course as defined by the Committee.
Where Out of Bounds is defined by white stakes or a fence the line between the course-side points at ground level of the white stakes and fence posts excluding angle supports defines the boundary of the course.
Where painted line on the ground and stakes are used, the course-side edge of the line defines the out of bounds and the stakes show it.
Where defined by a wall, the course-side edge defines the boundary of the course.
A ball coming to rest on or beyond the road [South course holes 3rd to 4th; 5th to 6th to 14th; 18th to 1st ] is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes.

2. PENALTY AREAS

Defined by colored yellow or red painted lines on the ground and or stakes.
The edge of the penalty area is defined by the outside edge of the painted line or the line between the outside points of the stakes at ground level Where painted line on the ground and stakes are used, the line defines Penalty Area edge and the stakes show it.

North Course:
The red penalty area on the following holes extends to and coincides with the out of bounds edge.
12th Red P. A. to the left side of the hole and up to the bend with yellow marked stakes in front of the green.
16th Red P. A. to the left side of the hole and up to the bend of the bridge with yellow marked stakes.
17th Red P. A. to the right side of the hole and up to 25 mts before the bend with yellow marked stakes and further to the bridge on the left side of the buggies path.
When a player's ball is found in or it is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in any red penalty area that coincides with a boundary of the course and the point where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area is on the boundary side of that penalty area, Model Local Rule B-2.1 applies.

South Course hole 17th Penalty Area behind green 16th.
The Penalty Area (open water ditch deposit) on 17th hole behind the green of 16th hole is to be treated as part of the general area and not as a penalty area.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

3. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS

a) Ground under Repair:
All bounded ground painted areas with GUR or TR.
All bounded areas with white or blue ground painted line and/or green stakes.
Sand/Stone- filled drainage ditches (French drains).
Cables ditches covered with grass.
In the general area, areas of damage caused by wild pigs are treated as ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 16.1b but interference does not exist if the damage only interferes with the player's stance.
Seam of cut turf. Model Local Rule F-7

b) Protection of Young Trees:
Young trees identified by a stick or cable-support are no play zones. Model Local Rule E-10 applies.

c) Ground under Repair next to Immovable Obstruction:
Where areas of ground under repair are next to or surrounded by Immovable Obstructions, are treated as a single Abnormal Course Condition when taking relief under Rule 16.1 Model Local Rules F-3.1/2/3 applies.

d) Immovable Obstructions Closed to Putting Greens.
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. Free relief under Model Local Rule F-5 even if the immovable obstruction is on the green.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

4. INTEGRAL OBJECTS

All ground or sand paths even the ones covered with loose gravel in the surface.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

5. BALL DEFLECTED BY POWER LINE

If it is known or virtually certain that a player's ball hit a power line or tower or a wire or pole supporting a power line during the play of hole 7th N and 1st,4th.12th S, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6). Model Local Rule E-11.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

6. CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY

SAFETY PLAYING:
Players are requested to play looking out for the safety of others:
Hole 5 North Course. Not playing above houses shortening dogleg.
Failing to act in this way it is considered a serious misconduct and Disqualification Penalty applies.

CARE OF THE COURSE: During the round players will take care of the course, repairing ball marks, replacing divots, smoothing bunkers etc.
Will play at a prompt pace and not using vulgar or offensive language and dress up with appropriate clothes
First breach of the Code of Conduct – warning - Second breach - one-stroke penalty
Third breach - general penalty - Fourth breach or any serious misconduct - disqualification.


SMART PHONES:
They can not be used to make or receive calls except in emergencies.
First breach one stroke penalty - Second breach – general penalty. - Third breach – disqualification.

7. PREFERRED LIES

From today 01/02/2022 and until further notice, the Local Rule known as "Winter Rules" or "Permitted to Place the Ball" is in force.
Model Local Rule E-3
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: One scorecard length 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
  • 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 Under Rule 14.7a.

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