Please be advised that the Executive Committee have agreed that Winter Rules may be applied with immediate effect. Please see the attached link for more information with respect to the rules for “Preferred Lies”.
In light of the COVID-19 restrictions in place at present, the Executive
Committee has decided to implement the following local rules until further notice.
For either competition or supplementary score purposes, the ball is considered hold if any part of the ball is below the surface of the putting green, even if not lodged against the flagstick. In other words, a ball hitting the flag and coming to rest above the surface of the putting green would not be acceptable for qualifying competitions. Neither are given putts (Gimmes).
The Club is to allow preferred lies in bunkers. The distance for preferred lies in the bunker is limited to 6 inches and the area cannot be smoothed before placing. No pick and place allowed on the fairways.
Please see below for more information on how we reached our decision.