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Local rules

The Rules Of The Royal & Ancient And USGA Govern All Play

Out of Bounds
Is marked by white posts and the fence surrounding the course.

Ground under Repair
G.U.R. is marked by blue posts. Staked trees are G.U.R. In cases of interference (R 25-1a) the player must take relief under Rule 25-1b.

Roads and Paths
If a ball lies on the paved part of a road or path, the player may take relief under Rule 24-2b.

Power Lines
If a ball strikes a power line, the player must disregard that stroke, abandon the ball and play a ball as near as possible to the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5.

Distances from the Tees
– Holes are measured in meters to the centre of the green
– Sprinkler heads indicate distance in meters to the front of the green

Tree Basins
Tree basins are an integral part of the golf course. The player must play the ball as it lies or play the ball according to Rule 28.

Rangefinders
A player may determine distances with a rangefinder. If a player uses a rangefinder during a stipulated round to determine other information that could affect his game, he is breaking rule 14.3.

Accidentally moved ball on the green
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Breach of Local Rules
Matchplay: loss of hole
Strokeplay: 2 penalty strokes