LONGSHORE GOLF CLUB LOCAL RULES 2020
These Local Rules were enacted pursuant to Rule 33-8 and Appendix 1, Part A of the USGA Rules of Golf (“the Rule(s)”). Words in italics are defined terms in Section II of the Rules. Words in bold are for emphasis only. In the Rules, the gender used in relation to any person is understood to include both genders.
Except as otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule is Loss of Hole in Match Play or Two Strokes in Stroke Play.
**Please note a special rule for 2020, a player may take relief in a bunker if it is determined by themselves AND their playing partner to be within a footprint or other alteration to their lie that was man made. Relief should be taken in the form of a drop at the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole.
1. POWER, CABLE AND TELEPHONE LINES
If a ball strikes an elevated power, cable or telephone line during the play of the hole, the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball, without penalty, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played as provided in Rule 20-5.
2. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
Immovable obstructions include the boulders adjacent to the exit road on holes #10, #11, #12 and #13, the drain pipe going under the entrance road on the 6th hole, all birdhouses, fences, protective screens, split rail fences, stonewalls (except those defining out of bounds, e.g. 8th hole), benches, ball washers, water fountains, telephone poles (including guy wires), gazebo, fire hydrants, porta jons, water control boxes and covers, pump houses and pipes, power and utility boxes, sprinkler heads, distance markers, manhole covers, memorial markers, park and traffic signs, cart paths, the service road that crosses holes #10, #15 and #17 and stone barriers bordering cart paths (e.g. 3rd tee area).
3. EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN
Thru the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground , may be lifted, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay, but not nearer the hole.
EXCEPTION: A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule.
4. FLOWERBEDS & CEMETERY
All flowerbeds on the course and the Cemetery on the 13th hole are deemed to be ground under repair from which play is prohibited. The player must take relief, without penalty, as provided in Rule 25-1b(i).
5. GROUND UNDER REPAIR
Ground under repair is defined by enclosed white lines on the ground.
6. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
7. INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE
All stone bulkheads over drainage pipes are integral parts of the course and are not obstructions.
8. AUDUBON PROTECTED AREA
1. Holes 3 and 6. The Audubon Protected Area within the margin of the red stakes on the 3rd and 6th holes is an environmentally protected area and is deemed to be part of the lateral hazard from which play is prohibited. If a player’s ball lies in this area, the player must take relief, under penalty of one stroke, and proceed in accordance with one of the relief options provided in Rule 26-1.
9. OUT OF BOUNDS
Out of bounds is defined by white stakes, exterior stone walls, post and chain fence on 18th hole, and the stockade fences behind the 1st green and to the left of the 14th putting green.
In addition, a ball is out of bounds if it lies on or beyond:
1. the entrance road between holes #6 and #7 and behind the 17th putting green;
2. the service road at the left side of the 9th hole (for the 9th and 12th holes only) up to the white painted line on the edge of the service road to the left of the putting green;
NOTE: the service road does not define out of bounds for the 10th hole.
3. the exit road adjacent to holes #10, #11, #12, & #13;
4. the service road behind the 13th putting green;
5. the road to the pool and tennis area between holes #17 and #18;
6. the white painted line on the edge of the service road:
(a) to the left of the 9th putting green;
(b) between the 15th and 17th holes;
The triangular shaped out of bounds area directly in front of the 1st teeing ground defines out of bounds only when playing the 18th hole.
The triangular shaped out of bounds area directly in front of the 18th teeing ground defines out of bounds only when playing the 1st hole.
10. ROADS DEFINING OUT OF BOUNDS
A ball which crosses a road defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds, even though it may lie on another part of the course.
All areas disturbed by construction are deemed to be ground under repair from which play is Prohibited.
12. DROPPING ZONES
As an additional option for relief from the water hazards on holes #12 and #13, the player may use the designated dropping zone and the Note to the Rules, Appendix 1, Part B 8 applies to the dropping and re-dropping of the ball.