Greenkeeper’s Works
7th and 15th Hole

Until further notice, a ball coming to rest in the roped off area behind the 7th and 15th green must be lifted and taken to the nearest drop zone.

The player may clean and place the ball in the circle.

All players are reminded that all newly turfed areas must be treated as GUR and full relief must be taken.

Match Secretary

29th March 2017

Ball Moving on Putting Green
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:-

When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.

This local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural causes such as the effect of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location.

A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

Preferred Lies

Local Rule 15.3

Preferred lies will be in operation until 30th April.

A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned.

Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, they must place it on a spot within 6 inches (150mm) of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

Relief from Areas of New Turf

Any area of ground with new turf is ground under repair from which play is prohibited.

If a player’s ball lies in the area, or it interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 25-1.

Match Secretary
24th March 2017