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Official Course Notices
Hopeman Golf Club – Local Rules
Just a reminder to players that there are new Golf Rule Changes 2019 and they can be found HERE
Due to the rule changes the back of our Scorecard does not reflect the correct rule numbers for our Local Rules.
This will be updated over the coming year.
Please find a correct copy below of the correct Rule numbers.
- Out of Bounds (Rule 18)
- a) The right hand side of the 6th fairway marked by posts up to the corner of the dog leg
- b) Around the clubhouse marked by white lines and posts.
- c) While playing the 3rd the first tee area with an infinitive line due North.
Out with the course boundary defined by fences, white posts/lines and dry stone dykes.
- Ground Under Repair
Ground under repair will be marked by blue lines and relief must be taken under Rule 16. Tractor marks maybe treated as GUR, provided they are in a closely mown area through the green.
- Protection of Young Trees
Relief from young trees must be taken if they are staked or marked with blue lines.
- Immovable Obstructions
Fixed sprinkler heads, steps in bunkers, golf course signage and furniture (but not boundary markers), artificial pathways are all considered to be immovable instructions and relief may be taken under Rule 16. A player may NOT take relief under this Local Rule if interference by other than the immovable obstruction clearly makes the stroke clearly impractical.
Drop zones are in place for any ball coming to rest within 2 club lengths of the practice net and fence adjacent to the 1st tee and shelter behind the 10th green.
Note: The dry stone dykes at the back of the 5th and 7th green the left hand side of the 8th green, the rear of the 17th green and front of the 18th tee are integral parts of the course. Therefore the ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable under Rule 16.
- Moveable Obstructions
Stones and Rakes in Bunkers are considered now to be movable obstructions and if a ball is inadvertently moved when taking relief, Rule 15 applies.
- Water Hazards (Penalty Areas)
Water Hazards are marked by red and yellow posts and all areas of bridges and pathways within the lineage of the hazard markings are considered to be part of that hazard. Rule 17 applies.
- Double Green
The double green at the 3rd and 6th . The hole is classed as one green, therefore Rule 13.1F does not apply.
- Ready Golf Under Rule 6.4 is encouraged At All Times.
Distance Measuring Devices
Players may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. Any player using a device which is designed to gauge or measure other conditions which may affect their play is a breach of Appendix 1v.5 & Rule 14.3 regardless if it is used or not.
These rules are posted up in various areas around the Clubhouse.