Tuesday 22nd January: 12 Hole (1-5, 9-14 & 18.)
Tuesday 22nd January: 9 Hole (1-5 & 9-12)
Golf Ireland Proposal: Ladies voted 100% in favour & men voted 94% in favour.
Winter Rules are in play until further notice.
Spring Leagues will begin in February. Names may be written on sheet in ladies’ locker room.
Golfnet.ie: Members are encouraged to use Golfnet for checking their handicaps. Members are responsible for their own handicap records.
New Rules of Golf: The Rules of Golf have been updated and are in effect from 1/1/19. It is important that all members familiarise themselves with the changes to the Rules. Copies of the “Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf” are available in the Locker Room.
New Rules of Golf Presentation: Monday 28th January at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Useful resource: www.randa.org and download this app https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/visual-search
New Local Rules: In operation from 1/1/19. Posted in the ladies’ locker room and Pro Shop and will be on the new scorecards when printed. The new Local Rules are:
1. OUT OF BOUNDS
a) Anywhere within Car Park
b) The enclosure around the Clubhouse and Professional Shop
c) Practice putting greens to include area inside White Line/Stakes
d) All ground outside the Boundaries of the Course
2. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS
Artificial roads, artificial pathways, wooden steps, seats, shelters, wire stays, sprinkler heads, hydrant covers, the bells on the 3rd/5th/9th, wire fence between roadway and 7th fairway, drain covers at back of 10th green, all areas marked with White Lines or marked GUR. Relief may be taken as in Rule 16.1.
3. INTEGRAL PARTS OF COURSE
All plantations and trees are in play, staked or otherwise unless marked as GUR (incl.stake).
4. ELECTRICAL WIRES
Balls striking overhead wires must be replayed without penalty.
All players are expected to conform to the accepted etiquette of the game of golf.
When teeing off on 7th hole, one member of the group must stand behind the wire mesh to ensure that the road is clear for others to drive.
7. DRAIN ON 6th GREEN
A ball that comes to rest in or on the line of putt on the drain at the back right hand side of the 6th green may be lifted, cleaned and placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.
8. 18th HOLE – RELIEF ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RED PENALTY AREA BETWEEN 18th & 14th FAIRWAYS
When a player’s ball is in a penalty area, including when it is known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area even though not found, the player may take relief using one of the options under Rule 17.1d.
Or, when playing the 18th hole, when the ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area between the 18th and 14th fairways, as an extra relief option adding one penalty stroke, the player may drop the original ball or another ball on the opposite side of the penalty area (14th fairway side) within two club-lengths of the Reference Point.
9. NO PLAY ZONE – RHS OF 17th
If a ball is in the ground under repair on the Right Hand Side of the 17th green, including when it is known or virtually certain that a ball has not been found came to rest in the ground under repair, the player must:
- Take free relief under Rule 16.1, or
- As an extra option, take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone marked by a white line approaching the Right Hand Side of the 17th green. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.