North Adelaide Golf Club

Local Rules

Use of Distance Measuring Devices
No Penalty for Ball Moved on Putting Green
Tree Roots
Wire Protective Screens
Staked Trees
Fallen Trees Or Branches
Motorised Carts
Ground Under Repair (G.U.R.)
Wheel Ruts
Out Of Bounds (O.O.B.)
Immovable Obstructions
Fixed Sprinkler Heads
Embedded Ball
Stones In Bunkers
Painted Blue Line on Green Surrounds

Temporary Local Rules:

Captain's Request - 17th Hole.

The Club Captain requests all players play the 17th hole as it is designed, ( ie : tee shot to the top of the hill and second shot down the hill towards the green ) and not play a blind tee shot across the corner.

Anecdotally I have received a number of complaints concerning near misses of striking the players in front and calls of fore disturbing players in front whilst playing their approach shots to the green. The practice is dangerous and time is wasted looking for lost balls holding up players behind.

There is no rule in golf to stop this practice as players are playing to the fairway being played and no penalty can be applied. If a player's decision is to play across the corner make sure you have a clear fairway ahead by engaging a ' spotter ' at the top of the hill. This must be done without undue delay to the players following.

Club Captain, Barry Smith

Abnormal Ground Conditions, GUR, etc

1. Animal and Bird Scratchings

If a ball is lying in an animal or bird scratching or hole it may be treated as G.U.R. and relief may be taken through the green. If the player's ball lies on the putting green, interference also occurs if an abnormal ground condition on the putting green intervenes on the line of the putt. Relief may be taken.

Note: There is no relief if the Abnormal Ground Condition interferes with a player's stance or intended area of swing.

Rule 25-1

2. Temporary Local Rule : Bare Patches on Fairways : Abnormal Ground Conditions

If a ball is lying on a large bare patch on the fairway ( closely mown area ) of the hole being played it may be treated as G.U.R. and relief may be taken after consultation with one of your playing partners. There is no relief if the abnormal ground condition interferes with a players stance or area of intended swing, relief only applies where the ball is lying in the bare patch.

Rule 25-1 applies. The ball may be lifted and dropped without penalty within one club length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. When dropped the ball must first strike a part of the course that avoids interference by the G.U.R. and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

Note:  As with all NAGC temporary and local rules relief is not compulsory.

Match Committee

12 February 2016

Rule 25-1

3. Temporary Local Rule. Preferred Lies.
A ball lying on a closely mown area of the hole being played may be lifted, without penalty and cleaned.

Before lifting the ball it's position must be marked and when replaced it must be within six (6) inches of where it originally lay but no nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may place their ball only once and it is in play when it has been placed. If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it has been placed and subsequently it moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it now lies.

If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other way, such as rolling it with a club they shall incur a penalty of one stroke.
Match Committee
24/5/18

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