MRGC – Local Rules
- 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 integral objects of the course unless covered by an artificial surface. Limestone and gravel are artificial surfaces
- 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 16.1c(1).Or with a penalty, Rule 16.1c(2).
- IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: Distance markers, penalty area posts, GUR posts, sprinkler heads, power poles – relief may be taken without penalty. Rule 16.1b.
- 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 16.1a.
- IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION NEAR GREEN: If a ball lies in a general area 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 16.1b
- STAKED TREES: Are no play zones. If a staked tree interferes with a player’s stance or intended swing the player must take relief under Rule 16.1b
- RETURNING SCORE CARD: A card is deemed to have been returned to the committee once it has been scanned and the score has been confirmed on the entry screen. Confirmed cards are to be placed in the box behind the entry screens.
- HOLE 8: If a ball is played into the red or yellow penalty areas relief must be taken from the designated drop zone or re-played from its original position. When the player is using a dropping zone, the ball must be dropped in the dropping zone and it must come to rest in the dropping zone.
- BALL DEFLECTED BY POWER LINES: If it is known or virtually certain that a player's ball hit a power line during play the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made. Rule 14.6