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Updated – 7/7/2017

If these local rules conflict with the scorecard, these local rules take precedence.

  1. Unless otherwise marked, the inner boundary of the road on the left of hole #2 is an Out of Bounds line.
  2. Unmarked wooded and long grass areas (Examples #9 and #17) adjacent to holes may be played as a lateral hazard (Rule 26-1 applies).
    1. If a cart path interferes with two club-length relief, treat the inner boundary of the cart path as the hazard line. (Skip the step for dropping on the cart path.)
  3. When winter rules are in effect, the ball may be marked, lifted, and cleaned without penalty. The player must then place the ball on a spot within ONE CLUB-LENGTH of and not nearer to the hole than the original location. This rule applies through the green, except hazards (bunkers are a hazard). A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4). If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it was placed, Rule 20-3d applies*.
  4. Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies**).
  5. If the ball is determined to lie in an animal track in a bunker, place the ball at the nearest point of relief within the bunker, no closer to the hole. Human footprints are not considered animal tracks.
  6. The dirt area around the water hazard on #9 is ground under repair, you may take free relief (stance and one club-length, no closer to hole).  Use the waterproof liner as the hazard line.  Determine, as best as possible, the point where the ball crossed the liner.  Drop your ball within 2 club-lengths of the nearest grassy area that is not closer to the hole.
  7. Men’s Club Board has the right to adjust an individuals handicap index for Men’s Club Events. Will not be done without a conversation with the individual first.
  8. Dustin Johnson rule: Rules 18-218-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:

When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

* Applicable parts of Rule 20-3d

If a ball when placed fails to come to rest on the spot on which it was placed, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced. If it still fails to come to rest on that spot:

  1. …it must be placed at the nearest spot where it can be placed at rest that is not nearer the hole

If a ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it is placed, and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other Rule apply.

** Rule 24-1:

A player may take relief, without penalty, from a movable obstruction as follows:

  1. If the ball does not lie in or on the obstruction, the obstruction may be removed. If the ball moves, it must be replaced, and there is no penalty, provided that the movement of the ball is directly attributable to the removal of the obstruction. Otherwise, Rule 18‑2
  2. If the ball lies in or on the obstruction, the ball may be lifted and the obstruction removed. The ball must through the green or in a hazard be dropped, or on the putting green be placed, as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball lay in or on the obstruction, but not nearer the hole.

The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule.

Tie Breakers

For the remainder of this year we will be settling ties the same way it has been done for years at Druids with a scorecard playoff (aka card-off). The Card off consists of taking the tied players gross scores and comparing them on the hardest (lowest handicap) hole played. If the score is still tied after that, move to the next hardest hole and so on.

If all tied after all holes played with gross, then we will call it a tie and split the winnings.

There will be one exception to this for the Club Championship Champion.  If there is a tie in the Club Championship for low gross we will have a sudden playoff until resolved with all involved in the tie.

How we handle Tie Breakers will be up for debate and vote for the 2018 season.