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Sherwood Forest Golf Club

Local Rules

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES :
Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

a) Beyond any fence or hedge bordering the course.
Exceptions:Hedge on the right of the 2nd.
b) In or beyond any trench bounding the course as indicated by white concrete blocks with black tops.

2. MOVABLE OBSTRUCTION(Rule 24-1)

Stones in bunkers.
150 yard marker posts- please replace.

3. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)

The following are deemed Immovable Obstuction. Lift the ball and drop, without penalty, within one club-length of and no nearer the hole, then the Nearest point of relief.
a) All constructed paths.
b) The road on the 2nd, 6th and 16th holes.
c) Pump house, adjacent tank and metal covers to the right of the 18th fairway.
d) All permanent distance markers in the middle of the fairways.
e) Fixed Sprinkler Heads : In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty as follows:

If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club-lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which
a) is not nearer the hole
b) avoids such intervention
c) is not in a hazard or on the putting green

4.WRONG PUTTING GREEN (Rule 25-3)

The putting gree not in use at the 7th is the wrong putting green. If your ball lands on the wrong putting green lift the ball and drop it within one club-lenght of and not nearer the hole then the nearest point of relief.

5. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (Rule 25-1)

a) Deer hoof marks in sand bunkers.
Lift and drop the ball, IN THE BUNKER, without penalty, within one club-lenth of the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole.
If complete relief is not available the ball may be dropped, as near as possible to the spot where the ball lay, IN THE BUNKER, at maximum available relief, not nearer the hole. Additionally UNDER PENALTY OF ONE STROKE, the ball may be dropped outside the bunker keeping the point where the ball lay directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the bunker the ball may be dropped.
b) Casual Water in Bunkers (relief is available as above)
c) Chafer Beetle Damage.
If damage caused by birds pecking at chafer beetle grubs interferes with your stance or swing, drop the ball without penalty, within one club-length of the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole.
N.B. Agreement must be sought from fellow competitors in stroke play or opponents in match play under iteam 5 a) b) and c).

6. DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES (Rule 14-3)

a) For all play at Sherwood Forest Golf Club a player may obtain distance information by using a device the measures DISTANCE ONLY.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 14-3-DISQUALIFICATION.

7.SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO BAD WEATHER (Rule 6-8 & 33-2d)

The signal for suspending play due to the Course being Unplayable will be one prolonged note of the klaxon.
During club competitions and Open events:
When play is suspended by the committee , players must discontinue play IMMEDIATELY and not resume play until the committee has ordered the resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, they will be disqualified unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in rule 33-7.
During General Play:
Players are reminded that, under rule 6-8 a. (ii), a player may discontinue play when they belive there is a danger from lightning and should take whatever action they consider necessary to ensure thier safty.
DISCONTINUE PLAY IMMEDIATELY- one prolonged note of siren.
DISCONTINUE PLAY- three consecutive notes of the siren repeated.
RESUME PLAY- two short notes of siren repeated.

8. COURSE CLOSED due to FOG

For play in all Club competitions or Open Events organised by th club and General Play:
The course will be closed for play if the bunker on the right hand side of the 1st hole is not visible due to fog from the gent's first tee.
As soon as the fog lifts the course will immediately re-open.

9. BUNKER RAKES

Bunker rakes MUST be left in the bunker, with the handle parallel to, bur well away from the line of play. Footprints should be raked across the line so the sand is evenly spread.


WINTER RULES

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES:
Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.

1. PREFERRED LIES

When Preferred Lies are in operation, a ball lying on any closely-mown area through the green may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of its original position, no nearer the hole.
Before lifting the ball the player must mark its position. If the ball subsequently moves after it is placed the ball must be played as it lies.

2. MATS FOR THE PROTECTION OF FAIRWAYS

For the protection of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th,18th fairways during Winter conditions, fairway mats must be used within the white-lines areas. Please lift, place on and play from the mats provide.





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