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Chelmsford Golf Club

Temporary Local Rules

19th October 2020 Preferred Lies for Winter

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. Penalty for breach of Local Rule:

General Penalty (Matchplay: loss of hole, Strokeplay: two stroke penalty) Note:

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





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.










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