SHIRLEY GOLF CLUB-LOCAL RULES
OUT OF BOUNDS
- Beyond any boundary hedge, fence or in or over boundary rivers or ditches whether or not marked by white posts.
- Over the path surrounding the club house lawn.
- The practice area between the 9th and 18th holes.
- 10th hole over the hedge or in or over the car park.
- 10th and 11th holes - In or over the ploughed furrow to the right of 11th fairway.
- 12th hole - In or over right hand boundary ditch and on or over the roadway or car park.
- 13th hole - On or over roadway and boundaries to greenkeeper's sheds as defined by sleepers, trench, white lines, or conifer hedging.
- 15th hole - In or over furrow to right of fairway.
- 16th hole - Beyond white stakes.
- All ponds, ditches and water courses within the boundaries of the course are either Water Hazards (yellow stakes) or lateral Water Hazards (red stake
- 6th and 9th holes - Brick water holes and sewage treatment plant.
- All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24.2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and
a sprinkler head on or within two club lengths of the putting green and within two club lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:-
- The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention, and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted. Relief under this local rule is also available if the player's ball lies on the putting green and the sprinkler head is within two club lengths of the putting green and intervenes on
his line of putt. The player may take relief as follows:- The ball must be lifted and placed at the nearest point where the ball lay that; (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.
- Wooden steps to tees.
- Stones in bunkers.
- Staked trees other than those under GUR.
- Bridges. No relief if ball lies in the hazard - Rule 24.2b refers.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR
- Any hole made by the greenkeeper other than the hole in play.
- Subsidence or large cracks on any putting green. (the player may only repair pitch marks or old holes).
- Furrows made by tractor tyres.
- Through the Green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground, other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
- All paths are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken as provided under Rule 24.2b.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
- Only devices that measure distance may be used during play. Any other device that measures gradient, wind speed, temperature etc is breach of Rule 14-3.