Local Rules

1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27)

A ball is out of bounds if it lies:
(a) Beyond any fence, hedge or wall bounding the course.
(b) Beyond the hedge or wall to the right of the 9th hole when playing that hole.
(c) Over the boundary wall alongside the 10th and 11th holes even though it may lie on another part of the course.
(d) Beyond the nearest inside point at ground level of the white posts behind the 9th, 12th, 13th and 18th greens.
(e) On any metalled car parking area.
(f) Members and visitors may not cross over any boundary hedge/fence or wall for any reason. This includes the stiles on the 2nd and 13th fairways.
(g) Beyond the nearest inside point at ground level of the white posts surrounding the Reed Bed.

2. Staked Trees

Young trees indentified by a stake, rabbit guard or tape. If such a tree interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing the ball must be lifted and dropped without penalty in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2(b) (i). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.

3. Ground Under Repair (Rule 25-1)

(a) Temporary Greens not in play are defined as G.U.R. from which play is prohibited.
(b) Newly turfed or seeded areas defined by white lines are G.U.R.

4. Water Hazards (Rules 26)

(a) Water hazards identified by yellow stakes are ordinary water hazards.
(b) Water hazards identified by red stakes are lateral water hazards.

5. Stones in Bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1)

6. Roads and Walls

All walls, roadways, paths and tracks are integral parts of the course with the exception of any Ash Paths adjacent to teeing areas/bridges and the public footpath crossing the course, when relief may be taken under Rules 24-2(b).

7. Fixed Sprinkler Heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty as follows:
If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club-lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point where the ball lay which (a) is not nearer the hole (b) avoids such interference and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

8. Practice

(a) The practice putting green is a wrong green (Rules 25-3 applies).
(b) The practice putting green and practice ground to the left of the 9th hole are both integral parts of the course on which practice is permitted on the day of a competition.

Penalty for breach of local rule:
Stroke play - two strokes
Match play - loss of hole

9. Distance Measuring Devices

For all play at Lingdale Golf Club, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temerature, 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.

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