Shipley Golf Club – Local Rules (updated February 2019)
1. OUT OF BOUNDS
a) Beyond any wall or fence bounding the course.
b) In or on the Clubhouse, its surrounding paths or gardens and putting green.
c) In or beyond the grip line to the left of and behind the 7th hole.
d) Beyond the white stakes and in or beyond the grip line separating the 11th hole from the practice ground.
2. PENALTY AREAS.
Penalty areas are defined by red and yellow stakes or lines. Rule 17.
3. INTEGRAL OBJECTS
The following walls are integral objects on the course from which free relief is not available. Rule 2.3.
a) The full extent of the wall from the rear of the 1st yellow/red tee to the rear of the 10th green.
b) The wall to the left of the 11th tee.
4. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES
Young trees identified by stakes or surround guards are No Play zones. If a player's ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player's stance or area of intended swing, the player MUST take relief under Rule 16.1f.
5. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
Relief from interference by an Immovable Obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1.
a) In addition, when a ball is in the General Area, if an immovable obstruction is on the line of play, and is within two club-lengths of the putting green, and within two club-lengths of the ball, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b in the General Area.
b) 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. Relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b.
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:
- Not nearer the hole
- Avoids such intervention
- Is not in a hazard or on a putting green
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.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES.
Please note that the use of Distance Measuring Devices during competitions is permitted in accordance with Rule 14.3
Please note that at Shipley Golf Club Men's competition countbacks are determined on the back 9 holes, followed by back 6, back 3 then last hole.
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.