Local Rules

LOCAL RULES

OUT OF BOUNDS

  1. Beyond any wall or fence bounding the course
  2. In or on the Clubhouse, it's surrounding paths or gardens and putting green
  3. In or beyond the grip line to the left of and behind the 7th hole.
  4. Beyond the white stakes and in/over the grip line separating the 11th hole from the practice ground

TRACTOR MARKS/WHEEL TRACKS

 Are deemed to be ‘Ground Under Repair’ (Rule 25 applies) and as such a ball lying in a tractor mark or wheel track ‘through the green’ (but not in a hazard) may be marked then lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point clear of the markings but not nearer the hole. Once dropped the ball is in play.

STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are deemed to be movable obstructions

WATER HAZARDS/LATERAL WATER HAZARDS 

Are designated by yellow and red stakes as appropriate where present on the course. Please note that the pebbled grips surrounding the ponds on holes 11&12 are deemed to be part of the hazard. Rule 26 applies.

WALLS

The following walls are integral parts of the course, and any relief should be taken under Rule 28

  1. The full extent of the wall from the rear of the 1st yellow/red tee to the rear of the 10th green
  2. The wall to the left of the 11th tee                                 

PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES

Such trees are identified by stakes or surround protection. Relief from such trees is mandatory and should be taken in accordance with Rule 24.2 should such a feature interfere with a Players stance or swing.

FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS AND DRAINAGE CHANNELS  

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from any interference may be obtained under Rule 24.2. In addition if such an obstruction is on or within 2 club lengths of the hole being played and intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, provided the ball is not in a hazard then the player may obtain relief without penalty. In this circumstance the ball may be marked, lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to which the ball lay which is:

  1.  Not nearer the hole
  2. Avoids such intervention
  3. Is not in a hazard or on a putting green

BRIDGE PARAPETS

The paths and parapets associated with the bridges at the ends of the ditches on holes 3, 5, 6 and 14 are deemed immovable obstructions (rule 24.2) and relief without penalty is available should such feature interfere with a Players stance or swing. Please note that free relief is not available should the ball lie in the adjacent hazard.

 

COMPETITION RULES 

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES.  

Please note that the use of Distance Measuring Devices during competitions is permitted in accordance with Rule 14.3

COUNTBACKS    

Please note that at Shipley Golf Club Men's competition countbacks are determined on the front 9 holes. Should the outcome not be resolved by the front nine holes the countback then goes to holes 4-9, 7-9, 8-9 then 9.

Ladies competitions utilise the back 9, followed by back 6, back 3 then last hole

PRACTICE ON THE COURSE (Outside of Competition play)

Practice on the course is permitted using a maximum 2 balls off the red/yellow tees. Practice from the white tees is restricted to members of the Club’s representative teams in Scratch, 8-15, Junior and Mail on Sunday competitions until such time as such  involvement in that competition has finished,  or alternatively at the discretion of the Captain.

 

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