Chelmsford Golf Club

Temporary Local Rules

  12th June 2020 Flagstick

Code of Conduct

ii) Flagstick…..Rule 13.2 (Amended)
The flagstick MUST be left in the hole at all times and must not be removed or deliberately touched by any player. A player who is repeatedly in breach of this requirement may face disciplinary action under the Club’s code of conduct.

12th June 2020 Bunkers

i) Preferred Lies in Bunkers....Model Local Rule E-3 (adapted)…CONGU

When a player's ball lies in any bunker, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

Reference Point: Spot of the Original ball.  

Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:  

Limits on Location of Relief Area:

Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
Must be within the same bunker
The Relief Area cannot be smoothed before placing

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

Fencing Around Renovated Bunkers 

With ‘winter rules’ in play, it is permissible to substitute another ball (from the bucket) to play towards the green, if you are on the fairway (or area cut to fairway height). However, it is not possible if the ball is off the fairway.  Doing so would be incorrectly substituting a ball, rule 6.3(b), which carries the general penalty.

The fencing around the new bunkers is classed as an immovable obstruction and relief can be taken without penalty rule 16.1

As an additional option, the dropping zones may be used:

The player does not have to stand in the dropping zone when dropping the ball.

When a player is using a dropping zone, the relief area is defined by that dropping zone and the ball must be dropped in and come to rest in the dropping zone (see Rule 14.3).

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