Chelmsford Golf Club

Temporary Local Rules

Chelmsford Golf Club – Temporary Local Rules (March 2019)

When a player’s ball lies on a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, it may be lifted once without penalty, and may be cleaned. They must replace the original ball, or another, on a spot within a relief area.

·         Reference Point: The spot of the original ball.

·         Relief Area: The size of the relief area is up to 6 inches (150 mm) from the reference point, not nearer the hole than the reference point, and which is in the general area.

In proceeding under this local rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing the ball under rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Note: When lifting a ball it is recommended that a player marks the position of the ball to establish a fixed reference point.

There are currently a number of NO PLAY ZONES (NPZ areas) around the course.  These are marked by blue paint.

These areas are fundamentaly different to areas marked GUR (marked with white paint) where a player can choose to play from if they wish.

Penalty for breach of Local Rule: General Penalty (Matchplay: loss of hole, Strokeplay: two stroke penalty)

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