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Winter Rules

Local Winter Rules and the use of Mats on fairways will be announced to Members via a News article. For visitors the Professional shop will advise you of the date.

When a ball lies on the fairway a player must mark it then, do one of the following;

  1. lift, clean and place on a carry mat (within 6", no nearer to the hole)
  2. lift, clean and place the ball in the rough 2 club lengths from the nearest side of fairway, no nearer the hole.

When a ball lies on the fairway within the 'trolley no-entry white lines ', you may; 

  1. play it as it lies.
  2. mark, lift, clean and place - within 6", no nearer the hole.
  3. mark, lift, clean and place on a carry mat (within 6", no nearer to the hole).

When a ball lies in the rough , you may;

  1. play it as it lies
  2. lift, clean, and place within one club length, no nearer to the hole, but not on the fairway.

In all cases, if you have marked and lifted your ball - the ball may be cleaned.


... And a reminder of the Bunker Rake & Place Rule  
When a ball lies within the bunker, you may;

  1. play it as it lies
  2. mark, lift, clean, rake the area of play within the bunker and place, within 6", no nearer the hole*.

*If the ball cannot be placed within 6" of it's original position (e.g. when it was plugged in the face), it must be placed as near to the original position as possible, no nearer the hole.


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