GOLF ETIQUETTE, RULES & BYE-LAWS (P1)

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ETIQUETTE OF GOLF

GOLF ETIQUETTE, RULES & BYE-LAWS (P1)

1. SAFETY

  • Refer to R & A Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status

2. CONSIDERATION FOR OTHER PLAYERS

  • Refer to R & A Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status

3. CARE OF THE COURSE

  • Golf bags and golf carts should not be taken onto the tee-boxes and the greens.
  • Players should strictly adhere to regulations on the movement of golf carts on the course.
  • Before starting play, a player should ensure that he has adequate sand to repair divots that he causes.
  • When a player makes a divot hole, he should repair it immediately. Before leaving a bunker, a player should ensure that all holes, depressions and footprints made by him are raked and smoothen over, and the rake placed outside the bunker.
  • To avoid damaging putting holes, players and caddies should not stand too close to the hole. Care must be exercised when removing/replacing the flagstick and when removing a ball from the hole. A club should not be used to remove a ball from the hole.
  • Prior to leaving a hole, players should ensure damage on the putting green caused by the impact of their balls and/or by their spikes are repaired, and the flagstick is properly replaced in the hole.
  • Littering is strictly prohibited on the course.

4. BEHAVIOUR ON THE COURSE

Please refer to the Club Rules, Etiquette and Bye-Laws.

LOCAL RULES

1. OUT OF BOUNDS

  • As defined by white boundary stakes and white lines.
  • Beyond any boundary fence, the practice putting green, the club house, car park, swimming pool, tennis courts and driving range. Note: Where both white stakes and lines are present, the lines will determine the out of bound.

2. WATER HAZARDS – RULE 26

  • Water hazards – marked with yellow stakes and lines.
  • Lateral water hazards – marked with red stakes and lines. Note: Where both stakes and lines are present, the lines will determine the margin.

3. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS – RULE 24-2

  • All cement slabs, cement steps, manhole covers and metal grill covers,
  • Pylon, Sprinkler heads and solenoids.
  • Half way huts, tomb stone (15th green), pump house.

Note: High tension wires: If the ball hits the wire, the player has to cancel the stroke and replay at the last place the ball was played. (refer to scorecard).

4. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITION Rule 25 – 1

Please refer to R&A Rules of Golf section rule 25-1

  • 4.1 GROUND UNDER REPAIR (GUR): GUR refers to any part of the course so marked by white lines or stakes. They are allowed to drop their ball, without penalty, within one club length from the nearest point of relief but not nearer the hole.
  • 4.2 YOUNG TREES,PLANTS AND FLOWER BEDS: Identified by white stakes or white bands around young trees, plants and flower beds. If they interfere with a player’s stance or his intended swing, the ball may be lifted and cleaned, without penalty and dropped at the nearest point of relief within 1 club length but not nearer to the hole.
  • 4.3 GROOVES AROUND PUTTING GREEN: A ball lying in a groove cut around a putting green may be lifted, cleaned and placed behind the groove as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole without penalty.

5. DUNG

Dung is under the definition of “loose impediment”. Please refer to Rule 23

6. BUGGY TRACKS, CART TRACKS AND PATHS

It is clearly defined under “Obstruction”. The player should refer to Rule 24

7. SUSPENSION OR CESSATION OF PLAY

  • Temporary suspension – a series of five 20 – second blasts.
  • Resume play – a series of three 5 – second blasts.
  • Abandon play – a continuous one minute blast.

8. COURSE & SLOPE RATING

  • Blue Tee : 72.5 / 134
  • White Tee : 71.5 / 132
  • Red Tee : 72.2 / 131

9. DISTANCE

Distance markers denote distance in meters to the centre of the green.

10. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

  • Match Play – Loss of hole.
  • Stroke Play – Two strokes.

11. PRIORITY ON THE COURSE

  • The order of play shall be controlled by the Starter on the 1 st and 10th tee-boxes or any other tee-boxes as decided by the Captain.
  • The following office bearers will have priority on the course:
    • President
    • Deputy President
    • Captain
  • A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind.
  • If a match fails to keep pace and loses one clear hole on the players in front, it should invite the match following to pass.
  • A two- ball match has priority and shall be permitted to pass any three or four ball match except :
    • 11.5.1 After 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays.
    • 11.5.2 At all times on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • A three or four ball match, starting from either the 1 st or 10th tee, but playing a whole round of 18 holes, is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round, provided the cross over is before 4.30 pm daily.
  • In the absence of expressed rules, buggy has the right of way at all times.

 

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