Board of Directors
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Name of the Game
Pace of Play
Clara County Tournaments
SHORELINE GOLF LINKS
"Your position on the course is immediately behind the
match in front.
Not immediately in front of the match behind."
The U.S.G.A. Rules
of Golf govern all play, and are supplemented by local rules
rules will be in effect when the course is in good shape. Tournament
Chairs will determine and post when Lift, Clean and Place Rules are in
effect. Tee to green, a ball may be marked, lifted and cleaned, without
penalty, and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay, not
nearer the hole.
In the fairway only, the ball may be dropped within one club length on
the nearest grass, no nearer the hole. No penalty.
Holes #4 and #11 are water hazards defined by yellow stakes. Hole #17
is played as a lateral hazard from the red tee. You may play the ball
from the hazard without grounding the club - no penalty, or you may
take relief under rule 26 1-a and 26 1-b. A drop area will be
designated for water holes #4 and #11. You cannot tee the ball up in
the drop area. ALSO, drop areas do not apply for major tournaments
(Match Play or Club Championship) or Captain's Day Trophy.
Holes # 1,3,10, and 12 are lateral hazards defined by red stakes or
lines. Hole #17 is played as
a lateral hazard from the red tee. You may play the ball from the
hazard without grounding the club - no penalty, or you may take relief
under rule 26 1-a, 1-b, or 1-c.
ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA (ESA)
Environmentally Sensitive Areas are defined as any hole, cast or runway
reasonably believed to
have been occupied by or made by a burrowing owl. Play from there is
MUST betaken pursuant to Rule 21 b or 25-1 c if located or lost therein
Fences and other devices which are installed seasonally to help protect
greens from migratory birds are defined as temporary immovable
obstructions. If a player's ball is located outside the hazard, the
player is entitled to relief, not nearer the hole at no penalty.
If a player's ball is located with the hazrd,the options for relief
from the fencing are: (a) a ball drop within the hazard, not nearer the
hole without penalty. The player should drop the ball on the green side
of the fencing, but still within the margins of the hazard. This may
require moving a distance
along the fencing, in order to satisfy the "no closer to the hole"
component, and where there is space within the margin of the hazard
that allows swing/stance without interference from the fencing, or (b)
a ball drop outside the hazard, not nearer the hole at a
penalty of one stroke.
Out of bounds (Rule 27) are defined by boundary fences and are located
on the following holes: #1 (right.), #7 (right), #8 (right), #9 (right
and rear), #10 (left), #12 (right and rear), #13 (left and rear), #15
(rear), #16 (left), #18 (right and rear). No relief from stakes or
fences defining out of bounds.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR (GUR)
Do not hit out of GUR in areas where play is prohibited. Take complete
relief, including fences surrounding GUR, at nearest point, no closer
to the hole (Rule 25 1-b).
Immovable obstructions (Rule 24) are defined as:artificially surfaced
golf cart paths and headers;
sprinkler heads; drainage ditches and irrigation control boxes; staked
trees; 150 and 100 yard markers;manholes and related systems; the
retaining wall on hole #10 is an integral part of the course. If a ball
lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and an immovable
obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and
within two club lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play
between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:
the ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the
ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and
(c) is not in a hazard or a putting green. The ball may be
cleaned when lifted.
MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-1):
Stones in bunkers are defined as movable obstructions.
If a player's ball lies on, next to or has feces adhering to the ball,
the player may mark, lift, clean the ball and place it within six
inches of the original spot, no nearer the hole.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:
the use of devices that measure distance is allowed. However, the use
of devices that gauge or measure other conditions that might affect a
player's play (e.g., wind or gradient) is not permitted.
OUT—DAY OF PLAY
The tournament director will call the ProShop to find out if it is
raining at the course. If so and she decides to cancel she will let the
Pro Shop know by 6:30 AM. If you are a starter/scorer, be sure to call
and see if it is cancelled so you won't have to go to the course.
Members should call to find out if there is a frost delay If there is a
frost delay, members must still arrive and check in by 8:30.No one will
be bumped until after 8:30. The desk will then stay open until 8:45 and
any reassignments will be determined between 8:30 and 8:45