Here are some examples of what I am referring to;
- May I tee my ball off a winter mat if it is still within the permitted two club-lengths behind the tee-markers? (As illustrated in the photo above.)
- May a player take relief from a ball that is embedded in the rough?
- If winter Rules are in operation, may a player remove mud from their ball at rest in the rough?
- If my ball comes to rest on an aeration hole on the putting green, do I have to replace it on that hole?
- May I use a distance measuring device during my round?
- May I take relief from damage made by course maintenance equipment that is not marked as GUR?
- May I take line of play from sprinkler heads at the side of the putting green?
- May I take relief from crushed stone cart paths?
- How do I proceed if my ball in flight hits an overhead power line?
- Do I have to take relief if my ball lies in an area marked as ground under repair?
I hope that you will now recognise that one of the most important tips in my eDocument, ’99 Tips on Using the Rules of Golf to Your Advantage’* is;
“Before commencing a round of golf familiarise yourself with the Local Rules that are in operation.“* Click here for details.
P.S. I strongly recommend that, where relevant, Committees follow the specimen wording in Appendix l to the Rules of Golf when making Local Rules for local abnormal conditions.
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