Canterbury Golf Club

Local Rules

1 OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)

(i) Beyond all boundary fences

(ii) Beyond the line of white posts dividing the course from the practice ground

(iii) The clubhouse area and the putting green as defined by white posts, paving stones or flower beds.

2 GROUND UNDER REPAIR. Areas of the course within white lines are GUR. Relief must be taken (Rule 25-1).

3 STONES IN BUNKERS are movable obstructions and may be removed without penalty. Rule 24-1 applies.

4 FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS AND HYDRANTS. All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be taken under Rule 24-2. If a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green and within two club lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:

The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

5 STAKED TREES are immovable obstructions. Relief under Rule 24-2 applies. Note: The fact that an immovable obstruction intervenes on the line of play is not, of itself, interference under this rule.

6 OVERHEAD POWER CABLES. If a ball hits the overhead cables crossing the 7th and 9th holes, the stroke must be re-played without penalty (R&A decision 33-8/13) Rule 20-5 applies.

7 WATER HAZARDS are defined by yellow stakes. Relief under Rule 26-1a or 26-1b applies. LATERAL WATER HAZARDS are defined by red stakes. Relief under Rule 26-1a or 26-1b applies.

8 PATHS. All man-made paths are defined as immovable obstructions and as such, relief may be obtained without penalty under Rule 24-2b.

9 TEMPORARY GREENS. All temporary greens marked by white lines should be treated as GUR.

10  ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING 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.

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

PACE OF PLAY. It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front of them. If the group loses ground on the group in front, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number in that group. If it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, they should be invited to play through. The term “group” includes a single player

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