Caerphilly Golf Club

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Local Rules

CAERPHILLY GOLF CLUB
LOCAL RULES

  1. OUT OF BOUNDS
    A ball is out of bounds if it lies:-

i) Beyond any fence or wall bounding the course.
ii) Beyond any white market defining the course or any white line between these markers.
iii) On or touching the paved area around the clubhouse
iv) To the right of the trees between the 15th and 16th holes when playing the 16th hole, up to the line defined by the white marker posts.

 

  1. WATER HAZARDS

Water hazards include all water ditches. The Dell and the Quarry as defined by yellow stakes are water hazards. The water hazards defined by red stakes are lateral water hazards except, when playing the 17th, the ditch to the right of the 1st fairway, is a water hazard.

  1. STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. (Rule of Golf Rule 24-1 applies)

  1. STAKED TREES

If a staked tree interferes with a player’s stance or area of intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2b
The penalty for breach of Local Rule — Strokeplay  2 strokes, Matchplay loss of hole,

  1. INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE

All bridges, except the stone bridge on the 1st hole, are integral parts of the course and balls coming to rest thereon must be played as they lie or relief taken under penalty

6. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS

Rule 24.2 Rules or Golf  (Appendix 1)

An obstruction is anything artificial except any construction declared by the Committee to be an integral part of the course. Examples of immovable obstructions are the bells on the and 17th holes, the stone bridge on the 1st hole, winter mats, fixed benches, wooden steps on tees, signs, 150 yard markers and areas that have been roped off by the green-keeper. All artificially surfaced paths and their supports are deemed to be “immovable obstructions”.

When playing the 8th hole, if a ball comes to rest on the path to the left of the fairway, or if the path interferes with a player’s stance or the area of intended swing, relief may taken, without penalty, by dropping a ball within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole, on the fairway side of path.

7. GROUND UNDER REPAIR

All areas marked a white line by the green-keeper are ground under repair and relief may be taken.

The area to the right of the 9th fairway is ground under repair but relief can only be taken if the ball is found If a ball is lost having been hit towards the ground under repair it cannot he assumed that the ball is in the ground under repair so the player must play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, near as possible to the spot from which the original ball was last played

The area to the left of the path on the 8th hole is not ground under repair. Any ball in this area must be played as it lies or relief taken under penalty If a ball comes to rest on the path to the left of the 8th fairway a player may take relief without penalty within 1 club length on the fairway side.

The path to the left of the 18th green up to the boundary fence is deemed to be either a free drop or play as lies. The drop zone will he decided depending which side of the fixed marker post the bail comes to test.

8. OUTCROPS OF ROCK

When playing the 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th or 11th  holes, if a player’s ball comes to rest on an outcrop of rock or if such an obstruction interferes with a player’s stance or intended area of swing, relief may be taken, without penalty, by dropping the ball, no nearer the hole, within one club-length of the nearest point of relief

9.AERATION HOLES

Through the green, a ball which comes to rest in or on an hole may ae lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. On the putting green, the player shall place the ball at the nearest spot not nearer the hole which avoids such situation.

10. EMBEDDED BALL

Through the green, a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in 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 part of the course through the green.

Exception: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for him to play a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule.

11. DROPPING ZONES

If a ball is lost in the water hazard to the right Of the 8th fairway and relief is to be taken under Rule 26-1b, the ball should be dropped in the dropping zone provided. Any ball coming to rest on the gravel paths to the right of the 11th green or to the left of the 18th  should be dropped in the nearest of the two dropping zones provided on each hole, unless the ball is to be played as it lies.

12. RAKES

After use, rakes should be left in bunkers.

13. POWER LINES

If a ball strikes an elevated power line or cable, the stroke shall be cancelled and replayed, without penalty (see Rule 20-5). If the ball is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.

14. PRACTICE

In a stroke play competition a player shall not play any practice stroke on or near the putting green of the hole last played. If a practice stroke is played on or near the putting green of the hole last played the player shall incur a penalty of two strokes at the next hole, except that in the case of the last hole of the round, the penalty will be incurred at that hole.   PRACTICE AREAS

Players must not chip onto the practice putting green,

Practice areas are:-

i.            Chipping area and practice net adjacent to the 1st tee.

ii.            Chipping area adjacent to the 4th green.

iii.            Practice green with sand bunkers between the 16th and 17th  holes.

The practice area between the 16th and 17th holes is defined by four boulders. If a player’s ball comes to rest in this area, or if a player’ s stance is therein, the ball must without penalty, be dropped outside the practice area, and within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole

15. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

For all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only, Rule 14-3 Appendix I. A player may obtain distance information by using a device that distance only.  If during a stipulated round a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.