MRGC LOCAL RULES
Out of Bounds – Course Boundary : The boundary of the course is the fence unless defined by white and black stakes.
Roads and Tracks : All roads and tracks are an integral part of the course unless covered by an artificial surface. Limestone and gravel are artificial, in which case relief may be taken without penalty.
Kangaroo Damage in Bunkers : If the ball comes to rest in a kangaroo paw print or digging in a bunker, relief may be taken without penalty. Rule 25-1b(ii)
Immovable Obstructions : Distance markers, hazard posts, GUR posts, sprinkler heads, power poles – relief may be taken without penalty. Rule 24-2b. (Exception – if the ball lies within a water hazard or a lateral water hazard a hazard marker may not be removed – relief under hazard penalty).
Movable Obstructions : White hoops defining GUR or preventing traffic through certain areas are movable and may be moved to play a shot but must be replaced after completion of shot. No relief may be taken.
Ground Under Repair : defined by white stakes and/or white lines. Material piled for removal and holes made by the greenkeeper are also GUR even if not so marked. Relief may be taken without penalty. Rule 25-1b
Embedded Ball : Through the green a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark, except in sand, may be lifted, cleaned and dropped. Rule 25-2
Immovable Obstruction Near Green : If a ball lies through the green and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the green and within 2 club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play the player may take relief without penalty. Rule 24-2b
Staked Trees : If a staked tree interferes with a player’s stance or intended swing the player must take relief under rule 25-1b
Returning Score Card : A card is deemed to have been returned to the Committee once it has been placed in the box behind the entry screens.
(to be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and the Match Committee Notice Board)