Ringway Golf Club

Local Rules        

1.       Out of Bounds

Note: all white stakes identify, but do not define, out of bounds and are moveable obstructions.

1. 1        Boundary of the course

A ball is “Out of Bounds” when lying beyond the boundaries of the course defined by:
The perimeter fences, walls, hedges, (defined by their trunks at ground level), stiles, gates and their continuation, cut lines and herbicide lines to the right of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 11th, and 18th fairways which are identified by white stakes, the hedge adjacent to the 6th and 11th tees (Humphreys Wood). Whenever more than one of these defined boundaries occur, the innermost is the boundary of the course. When “Out of Bounds” is defined by a line on the ground, the line itself is “Out of Bounds”.

1. 2        Internal out of bounds

11th hole - to the left of the herbicided lines to the left of the tee and the green and to the left of the herbicided line running along the side of the stream (lateral water hazard).

14th hole - the right of the trench herbicede line to the right of the fairway. The Out of Bounds extends at right angles at each end across the 15th fairway as defined by the two herbicided lines and extension thereof.

17th hole - to the right of the herbicided line to the right of the fairway down to the herbicided line across 13th fairway. T

2.       Water Hazards: (Definitions and Rule 26)

2.1       Water hazards are marked with yellow stakes.
2.2       Lateral water hazards are marked with red stakes.

3.       Young Trees

All young trees supported by stakes are deemed immovable obstuctions and relief may be obtained under rule 

4.       Tractor Marks

Relief may be taken from tractor marks anywhere on the Course. These are deemed to be GUR and relief may be taken under Rule 25-1.

5.       Stones in Bunkers

May be removed without penalty. Rule 24.1 applies.

6.       Fixed Sprinkler Heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such 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 relief may obtained 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 to where the ball lay which (a) is not nearer the hole and (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on the putting green.

7.       Immovable Obstructions

The following are defined as immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under Rule 24-2:

7. 1        distance marks in the fairways
7.2         artificially surfaced roads and paths, and
7.3         grass collection boxes, wooden drainage covers, gravel/gauze drainage channels, and green irrigation boxes.

8.       Distance Measuring Devices

For all play at this Course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. 

9.   Yardage Discs:  150 & 100yds are to the centre of the Greens

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