WHITBURN GOLF CLUB - NE34 7AF, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
1. Out Of Bounds
a) Beyond any of the fences or walls forming the course boundaries. NOTE: The walls adjoining Lizard Lane are deemed to be boundary walls.
b) The south side of either the wall or the extended line
of white posts forming the south boundary of the 12th hole. The line of white posts are deemed immovable
obstructions during play of the 5th hole.
c) Beyond the line of white posts to the left side of the
d) Beyond the line of white posts to the left side of the
e) Beyond the line of white posts to both sides of the 18th
2. Immovable Obstruction Close To Putting
Green (Rule 16.1a), in addition to the type of interference described in
Rule 16.1a, when a ball lies in the General Area, interference also exists if
an immovable obstruction is: on the player’s line of play, is within two
club-lengths of the putting green, and is within two club-lengths of the ball. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.
(Exception-There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a
line of play that is clearly unreasonable).
3. Integral Parts of Course (Rule 16)
All buildings and walls within the boundaries of the
course are declared to be integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or
declared unplayable under Rule 19.2.
4. Penalty Area’s Rule 17.
Are Indicated or defined by Yellow or Red posts or lines. When playing the 12th hole, the pond in front of the green is a yellow penalty area and Rule 17.1d applies. When playing the 13th hole the pond is a red penalty area and Rule 17.1d applies.
5. Abnormal Course Condition 16.1a.
a) Any outcrop of limestone rock visible in closely mown
b) All fissures through the green on holes 8, 9 and 10
c) All areas marked with white lines or posts, and deep
tractor ruts not mere indentations through the green
Relief without penalty is available under Rule 16.1a.
6. Abnormal Course Condition (No Play Zone) Rule 16.1f.
If newly planted staked trees on the course interfere
with the stance or area of swing, the ball MUST be lifted and dropped in
accordance with Rule 16.1f
7. Practice Rule 5.2b
Practice is permitted on the day of a stroke play
competition on or between rounds on the designated practice areas to the right
side of the 4th hole and between the 11th and 12th
holes, as well as the practice putting green.
During normal play this is a “wrong green” and relief is obtained under
Penalty for Breach of Local Rule.
Stroke Play – General Penalty (Two Strokes)
Match Play – Loss of Hole.
A ball lying on the fairway MUST, without penalty, be either:
Lifted and moved to the semi-rough to the nearest side of the fairway on which the ball lies OR
Placed on a fairway mat (teeing up on the mat is permitted). This must not be nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned, and once moved or placed is deemed to be in play.
It is the player's descision, for each shot, whether they lift and place in the semi-rough or use a fairway mat.
Any golfer found or reported for not using a mat when playing from the fairway during the winter season will be disciplined.
WHITE LINES - Front of the Green
The "preferred lies" rule applies in this area but a mat can be used if preferable.
However, please note that no balls are to be played, with or without a mat, from the area within the white line in front of the 12th green (balls must be be taken to the side).
WHITE LINES - Trolleys
To protect the course when using a trolley, please always walk on paths and do not walk over areas marked for repair. Please also do not take trolleys past the white lines at the front of the greens.
*** DO NOT TAKE A TROLLEY PAST THE WHITE LINES ***
WRONG PUTTING GREEN
Any putting green (including winter greens) on which a ball is lying other than the putting green in use for the hole being played is a wrong putting green. The ball MUST be lifted off the green and dropped, without penalty, within one club length from the edge of the green nearest to where the ball originally lay, but not nearer the hole.
On a closely mown area, through the green, a ball which is embedded in it's own pitch mark in the ground, other than sand, may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole.
THROUGH THE GREEN
"Through the green" is the whole area of the course except the teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played and all hazards.
On the putting green, if a ball lies in an aeration hole, a player may place the ball on a spot not nearer the hole, which avoids the situation.
A ball landing on a tee box MUST be lifted and dropped from the tee without penalty.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF A LOCAL RULE
Match play - Loss of hole
Stroke Play - Two strokes