LOCAL RULES SIMON’S GOLF CLUB 2019
1. COURSE MARKING
White markers Out of bounds
Red markers Penalty area
Blue markers Ground under repair
Blue stakes with green top Ground under repair; play prohibited Markers can be stakes, discs, painted stones in water hazards and stripes
2. OUT OF BOUNDS C8
During play of hole C8, hole C3 to the left is out of bounds. The boundary between these holes is defined by white stakes.
These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of hole C8. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.
3. DUNG FROM GEESE, SWANS, FOXES AND DOGS
The player has the option with regards to dung from geese, swans, foxes and dogs to be treated either as:
- A loose impediment that may be removed under Rule 15.1, or
- Ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 1.
Penalty for playing a ball from an incorrect place is in breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.
4. DEEP FURROWS IN BUNKERS
Areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand are ground under repair. Relief is allowed under Rule 16.1c.
5. ALTERNATIVE TO STROKE AND DISTANCE FOR LOST BALL OR BALL OUT OF BOUNDS
When a player’s ball has not been found, or is known to be, or virtually certain to be, out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3):
Two estimated reference points:
- Ball reference point: The point where the original ball is estimated to have:
- Come to rest on the course, or
- Last crossed the edge of the course boundary to go out of
- Fairway reference point: The point of fairway of the hole being played that is nearest to the ball reference point but is not nearer the hole than the ball reference
For purposes of this Local Rule, “fairway” means any area of grass in the general area that is cut to fairway height or less.
If a ball is estimated to be lost on the course or last crossed the edge of the course boundary short of the fairway, the fairway reference point may be a grass path or a teeing ground for the hole being played cut to fairway height or less.
Size of relief area based on reference points: Anywhere between:
- A line from the hole through the ball reference point (and within two club-lengths to the outside of that line), and
- A line from the hole through the fairway reference point (and within two club-lengths to the fairway side of that line).
But with these limits:
Limits on location of relief area:
- Must be in the general area, and
- Must not be nearer the hole than the ball reference
Once the player puts a ball in play under this Local Rule:
- The original ball that was lost or out of bounds is no longer in play and must not be played.
- This is true even if the ball is found on the course before the end of the three-minute search time (see Rule 3b).
But the player may not use this option to take relief for the original ball when:
- That ball is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in a penalty area, or
- The player has played another ball provisionally under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 3).
A player may use this option to take relief for a provisional ball that has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds.
Penalty for playing ball from an incorrect place in breach of Local Rule: General Penalty (Under Rule 14.7a.)
(Short form for scorecards etc.:
When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed under the Stroke and Distance Local Rule for a penalty of two strokes, rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. This Local Rule is not available if a provisional ball has been played. See Model Local Rule E-5 for full details of the Local Rule.)
Please check the noticeboard at the entrance to the clubhouse or http://simonsgolf.dk/en/course/ for any temporary Local Rules.