PONTNEWYDD GOLF CLUB

LOCAL RULES

 

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18-2b)
A ball shall be deemed to to be out of bounds if it comes to rest:-
(a) In or over any boundary hedge, ditch, fence or road.
(b) On or over the road leading to the Clubhouse.
(c) Over the line extending from the sign on the access road to the white post attached to the fence
of the practice putting green and beyond the white stakes on the 1st and 10th tees.
NOTE The ploughed furrow bordering the wood on the 1st and the 10th holes the area to the left of the 2nd and 11th holes, the area to the left of the 4th and12th holes, the area behind the 5th green and the area to the left of the greenside bunker on the 6th and 15th holes are all deemed to be out of bounds and are marked by WHITE POST

2 ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS (Rule 16)
Areas of Ground under Repair will be white lined and marked G.U.R. Play is prohibited from areas marked G.U.R. Relief may be taken from deep ruts (Not faint compression made by green keeping machinery

3 OVERHEAD CABLES (Rule 14.6 )
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 [specify hole number], the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6 for what to do).

4 PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17
Penalty areas are defined as either red or yellow.

5 IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 16)
(a) All artificially surfaced paths (including gravelled path)
(b) Bridges, stone-walled areas around the tees.
(c) Winter mats.
(d) Staked trees -Relief MUST be taken
Note.
With regard to bridges relief without penalty is only available if the ball lies outside the margin of the hazard

6 PREFERRED LIE-WINTER RULE
"When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less [or identify a specific area such as 'on the fairway of the 6th hole'], 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: [Specify size of relief area, such as one club-length, one scorecard length or 6 inches] 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 be in the general area.
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.

7 AFTER PLAYING FROM 2nd/11th  TEES & CROSSING 7th/16th FAIRWAY
You MUST sound the CLANGER to advice golfers that the  way is clear

NOTE- Penalty for breach of the Local Rules ------Match Play-Loss of Hole
                                                                                      Stroke Play-Two strokes