Local Rules

OUT OF BOUNDS Rule 27

Beyond white posts on practice field, putting green, patio, car park, practice field and right

of the 9th (Warley) hole.

Over any boundary fence or hedge bordering the course. On or over the shingle and

driveway to the right of the 9th (Warley) Hole.

WATER HAZARDS Rule 26

The Lake across the 7th & 8th (Warley) Holes, to the right of the 9th (Warley) hole are

defined by the natural margins of the hazard, (except by the 8th (Warley) tee which is

defined by yellow stakes).

Yellow/Red stakes define the margins of the hazard in all the other ponds and ditches on the

Course.

BUNKERS Rule 24-1

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions.

PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES Rule 24-2b

For the protection of young trees identified by stakes or white bands, the player must take

relief as per rule 24-2b.

TEES, TRENCHES & WHITE PAINT Rule 25-1

Areas marked with white paint and trenches filled with sand are “Ground Under Repair” and

the player MUST take relief as per Rule 25-1.

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS Rule 24-2

The following are immovable obstructions, and are covered by Rule 24-2 of the Rules of

Golf:-

The Wishing Well – Footbridges – Bench Seats – Leaderboards – Tee Marker Boards –

Protective Netting – Cinder Brokeshell or Stone Paths – Pop-up Sprinkler Heads and

Manhole Covers- Cannon- 150 Yard Markers- Drainage Strip.

ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING GREEN

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.”

DlSTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AS PER RULES OF GOLF Rule 14-3/0.5

These are allowed providing they measure distance only.

Should a device measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g. gradient, wind

speed, temperature etc) the player is in breach of rule 14.3 for which the penalty is

disqualification, regardless of whether such additional functions are actually used.

CHILDERDITCH COURSE BIG HOLES AND FLAGSTICKS

On the Putting Green—If the above interferes on the line of putt or intended swing, the ball may be lifted and placed at the nearest point of relief, but not nearer the hole.

Off the Putting Green—If the above interferes with the line of play, 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 on a putting green.

The ball may be cleaned when lifted on both.

WEDDING AREA ON WARLEY HOLE 9 TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION

On the right of the hole, a ball coming to rest inside the blue post marked area, must be lifted and taken to the nearest of the two dropping zones provided, and dropped in the relevant zone, without penalty- If unable to find the ball, and it is known or virtually certain that the ball is within the area, a ball may be dropped in the nearest zone without penalty.

WINTER RULES—WHEN APPLICABLE

THE FOLLOWING WILL APPLY

LOCAL RULE FOR PREFERRED FOR LIES

A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may, without penalty, be

moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed within six inches of where it originally

lay, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green. A player may

move or place the ball once and after the ball has been so placed it is in play. Penalty

for breach of Local Rule:- Match Play- Loss of Hole, Stroke Play- Two Strokes.

WARLEY HOLE 6

For course protection, if a ball comes to rest in the area marked by orange posts, the

ball may be lifted, cleaned and replaced within twelve inches, not nearer the hole.

PLUGGED BALL

Plugged ball in the rough, lift, clean and drop, not nearer the hole.

FLAGSTICK

Do not attend flagstick except in club competitions.

Competition Rules

Please note: The Captain has priority on the course at all times. Knock-out competitions also have priority on the course (except on Saturdays between 7.30 am and mid-day).

Members are reminded that they should let these matches through.

Format of Mens Internal Club Competition

Singles Knock-outs : 18 hole match play (36 in the case of the final of the Surrey Cup); Full difference in handicap
Foursomes Knock-outs : 18 hole match play (36 in the case of the final of the Childs Green); 1/2 of difference in combined handicap
Four-ball Knock-outs : 18 hole match play;lowest handicapper to concede strokes to other 3 payers based on 3/4 of the difference between the full handicaps
Greensomes Stableford : Pairs playing in fours 3/8 of combined handicap

General Rules to be applied to all competitions

1.1 The format and conditions under which all competitions are to be played will be determined by the competitions committee-these are to be strictly observed.

1.2 All decisions by the competitions committee or its appointed representatives shall be final.

1.3 All competitions will be played off the markers as stipulated on the Competitions Starting Sheet.

1.4 Each player is responsible for acquainting himself with the conditions under which the competition is to be played.

1.5 Score cards must be completed in accordance with the rules of Golf and alterations must be initialled by the marker. No alterations may be made once a card has been submitted. Incorrect cards will be penalised in accordance with the rules.

1.6 All entrance fees must be paid on entry or as otherwise expressly indicated-failure to comply deems automatic disqualification.

1.7 The reserved or agreed starting time must be strictly observed. Competitors will:

Report to the starter not less than five minutes before teeing off time, failure to do so will result in a penalty of two strokes, one hole or two points as applicable to the competition. Failure to report at the tee off time will result in automatic disqualification from the competition.

1.8 In addition to the disqualification referred to in 1.7 above, the following disqualification rules will apply to players in men’s competitions failing to observe the correct procedures for withdrawing from the competition or failing to appear:

(a) failure to appear at all for a competition without contacting the competition official or competition committee chairman will result in disqualification from 3-week end competitions to commence two weeks from the sending of the disqualification notice. Persistent offenders will be subject to further action.

(b) entering the competition and then cancelling within 24 hours of the date of the competition or appearing after your allocated start time, then repeating either these within 16 weeks, is will result in a two-weekend ban.

(c) any appeal in respect of disqualification must be directed to the competition chairman.

(d) cancellation from any competition will only be valid if you have either entered your name on the cancellation sheet or contacted the competition official or handicap/competitions chairman. Notification to any other person will be deemed invalid and a member will be subject to (a) above.

1.9 If the course be deemed unplayable during play by the committee or its authorised representative, a klaxon will be sounded. Play will be resumed in accordance with the rules of golf 36-4c or 37-6b as applicable.

1.10 1.68 golf balls to be used in all men’s competitions.

1.11 Any dispute regarding competitions must be referred to the competition official.

2 Knockout Competitions

2.1 The general rules laid down in section 1 above shall apply

2.2 All fees to be paid at the time of entering names on the list. Players not having paid will not be included in the draw.

2.3 Players may only enter their names on entry sheet who have a bonafide handicap.

2.4 The competitions committee will stipulate the limit of time within which each round will be completed. All matches must be completed by the stipulated date-no individual extensions will be granted except for finals.

2.5 The onus is on both sides to make suitable arrangements to complete a match before the stipulated completion date. Failure to complete the match before the stipulated completion date will result in disqualification of both sides. The team presenting themselves on the tee at 1 pm on the stipulated completion date of the competition prepared to play will be awarded the match.

2.6 Except for midweek competitions, a choice of 3 dates must be given, at least one of which must be a weekend.

2.7 In the event of a tie the match must continue and be decided on a sudden death basis, commencing with the hole first played.

2.8 It is the responsibility of both sides to record the result on the competition draw sheet.

Dress Regulations

Dress Regulations-Men

In the Clubhouse

Smart casual attire.

Shirts to be tucked in trousers at all times in any area of the Clubhouse.

Caps must not be worn in any area of the Clubhouse.

Golf shoes or Trainers of any type may not be worn in the Lounge Area.

Shoes and socks must be worn in the Lounge Area—socks are optional in the Spike Bar or Patio.

Tailored shorts may be worn in the Spike Bar or Patio anytime and may be worn in the Lounge area until 3-00 p.m.

On the Course.

Socks must be worn at all times. Shirts to be tucked in trousers at all times.

Tailored shorts may be worn

Trousers must not be tucked into socks unless they are concealed by over trousers.

Players must wear soft spiked golf shoes except during the winter season when metal spikes will be allowed.

Trainers or other types of footwear are not permitted.

Dress Regulations-Ladies

The following are not permitted either in the Clubhouse or on the Course.

Torn or Dirty Denims—Sleeveless shirts with no collars—Clothing with advertising or slogans—Tracksuits or shellsuits—Stretched leggings—Bikini Tops ( Tops should be able to be tucked into waistbands)..

In the Clubhouse

Golf shoes or Trainers of any type may not be worn in the Lounge Area.

Shoes and socks must be worn in the Lounge Area—socks are optional in the Spike Bar or Patio.

Shorts may only be worn as part of a tailored suit and the shorts must be no more than five inches above the knee**.

On the Course.

Players must wear soft spiked golf shoes except during the winter season when metal spikes will be allowed.

Trousers must not be tucked into socks unless they are concealed by overtrousers.

Dark Coloured and plain ski pants may be worn, but must be of the type that loop under the foot. Three quarter length trousers must be tailored.

Shorts, skirts and culottes may be worn but must be no more than seven inches above the knee**.

**To measure this length, the bottom of the hem should be no more than seven inches from the floor when kneeling.

Players not complying with these rules will be asked to leave the Course or Clubhouse.

CLEAN AND TIDY DRESS MUST BE WORN IN THE CLUBHOUSE

The Management will be the sole arbiter of suitable dress

Guest Rules

Playing guests

A Member may introduce up to three guests per visit. Guests do not have to be members of Bona Fide Golf Clubs, but the member is reminded that they are responsible for the conduct and etiquette of their guest’s while on the premises. They must also ensure that their guests adhere to the dress regulations both on and off the course.

Guests must be booked in at the Professional’s Shop at least 24 hrs prior to play. On the day of the visit, the member and guest must sign in with the Pro Shop and all tee closures must be adhered to.

Players Equipment

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY MUST USE SEPARATE CLUBS AND BAG. THE SHARING OF CLUBS AND/OR BAG IS NOT PERMITTED.

Trolleys in Winter

During wet winter months, only certain types of trolleys will be allowed on the Golf Course. Please refer to the Pro Shop, who will advise of which types are allowed.