Local Rules

For the Pannonia Golf & Country Club. effective from the 12nd of April, 2019

[A]      OUT OF BOUNDS AND COURSE BOUNDARIES

A-1 Defining Boundaries

  • Out of bounds are all areas outside the boundary edge of the course defined by fence or white stakes or lines. All areas inside that edge are in bounds.
  • When defined by stakes or a fence, the boundary edge is defined by the line between the course-side points of the stakes or fence posts at ground level (excluding angled supports), and those stakes or fence posts are out of bounds.
  • The internal white fence behind the putting green of hole 18 is a boundary object to that hole.

A-2 Internal Out of Bounds

  • During play of hole 7, on the left hand side of the hole, the whole area of hole 4 and beyond up to the boundary edge, defined by white stakes with black tops is out of bounds. These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of hole 7. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.

[B]       PENALTY AREAS

B-1 Defining Penalty Areas

  • Penalty areas are marked by (yellow or red) stakes.
  • The whole area of the pond on hole 17 is a yellow penalty area.

[C]      BUNKERS

C-2      Status of Areas of Sand

  • The prepared areas of sand on hole 16 /a /on the left hand side from the teeing area to the fairway, and /b/ on the right hand side alongside the fairway are part of the general area and not bunkers. Note: Since they are not specific areas, Rules 12.2b and 12.3 do not apply.

[E]       SPECIAL AND REQUIRED RELIEF PROCEDURES

E-1      Dropping Zones

  • If a ball is in the yellow penalty area on hole 17 including when it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found came to rest in the penalty area, the player has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke: /a/ take relief under Rule 17.1, or /b/ as an extra option, drop the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone located on the right hand side of the car path. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.

E-7      Relief from Electric Boundary Fence

  • The golf course is surrounded by an electric fence as a protection against wild boar. Important: Do not touch the wires that run on top and down outside the fence! No relief is available from the electric fence, Rule 2.3 applies.

[F]       ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS AND INTEGRAL OBJECTS

F-1      Defining Abnormal Course Conditions and Integral Objects

  • Ground under repair is defined by any area encircled by a white line or indicated by blue stakes.
  • On the general area /a/ distance marker rocks and yardage markers (50-100-150-200m), /b/ stone or mulch filled bases surrounding trees, /c/ components of the sprinkler system are immovable obstructions. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1.
  • Directional, informal signs and rope cordons around putting greens controlling traffic of golf carts are movable obstructions. Rule 15.2 is in effect.

Note: By definition artificial surfaces and sides of roads and paths are obstructions. Dirt roads and paths, ruts made by tractors, cars are integral part of the course from where the ball must be played as it lies by Rule 9.1.

F-7      Relief from Seams of Cut Turf

  • If a player’s ball lies in or touches a seam of cut turf or a seam interferes with the player’s area of intended swing: /a/ Ball in General Area: the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b /b/ Ball on Putting Green: the player may take relief under Rule 16.1d. But interference does not exist if the seam only interferes with the player’s stance.

All seams within the area of cut turf are treated as the same seam in taking relief. This means that if a player has interference from any seam after dropping the ball, the player must proceed as required under Rule 14.3c(2) even when the ball is still within one club-length of the reference point.

F-23    Temporary Immovable Obstructions

  • On the course anywhere advertising boards, sponsor logos, flags, canvases are temporary immovable obstructions. Model Local Rule F-23 is in effect.

Note1: Relief from a TIO is allowed when there is line of sight interference, that is, the TIO is located on the straight line between the ball and the hole.

Note2: If the player’s ball is in the general area and there is interference by a TIO including a TIO located out of bounds, the player may take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in and playing it from a relief area measured from the nearest point of complete relief where both physical and line of sight interference no longer exist, and must be in the general area, must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and there must be complete relief from both physical and line of sight interference by the TIO.

[J]       PROCEDURES FOR BAD WEATHER AND SUSPENSIONS OF PLAY

J-1       Methods for Stopping and Resuming Play

  • A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signalled by 1 prolonged note of horn. All other suspensions will be signalled by 3 consecutive notes of horn, repeated. In either case, resumption of play will be signalled by 2 short notes of horn repeated. See Rule 5.7b.
  • On a competition Article 18 of the MGSZ Competition Regulations is in effect.
  • Nearest shelters, assembly areas and approaching routes are detailed in the Evacuation Plan posted on the club house notice board.

[K]      PACE OF PLAY POLICIES

K-2      Hole-by-Hole and Shot-by-Shot Pace of Play Policy

  • The maximum allowable time is the maximum time considered necessary by the Committee for a group to complete its round. This is expressed in a per-hole and aggregate time format and includes all time associated with playing the game, e.g., for rulings and walking times between holes. See Rule 5.6b(3).
  • The maximum time allotted for the completion of 18 holes at the course is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • For a group that is “out of position”, the procedure and penalties determined by Article 17 of the MGSZ Competition Regulations apply.

K-3      Hole-by-Hole and Shot-by-Shot Pace of Play Policy for Stableford

  • Same as K-2. Difference: Penalty points are deducted from the total points scored for the round.
  • Article 17 of the MGSZ Competition Regulations is in effect.

K-5      Modified Pace of Play Penalty Structure

  • Penalty for Breach of Local Rule:

/a/ Penalty for first breach: verbal warning from referee,
/b/ Penalty for second breach: one-stroke penalty,
/c/ Penalty for third breach: general penalty applied in addition to the penalty for the second breach,
/d/ Penalty for fourth breach: Disqualification.

  • Article 17 of the MGSZ Competition Regulations is in effect.

 

General Penalty for Breach of a Local Rule: general penalty
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

 

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