FOG / LIGHTNING POLICY
In order to reduce the risk to members, visitors and staff on the course, nobody is allowed to tee off when the tree to the left of the opening on the first fairway cannot be seen from the white blocks due to fog.
If lightning is in the area, all players will be called off the course until it is felt to be safe.
Both these rules will be enforced by a klaxon as follows:
1 long blast – clear the course
3 short blasts – re-start play
This will be enforced by staff in the pro shop on behalf of the club and is for the well-being of all people on the course.
Please respect this rule and the staff enforcing it.
2. OUT OF BOUNDS (RULE 18.2)
a) Beyond any fence, hedge, or line of white stakes defining the boundary of the course.
b) The boundary on hole 18 is defined by the pathway behind the 18th green and beside the 1st tee, and the white stakes running from the path, beside the putting green and down towards the ponds.
c) The boundary on hole 17 is defined by white stakes to the left of the hole, with the practice area, flowerbeds and putting green being out of bounds.
d) A ball coming to rest on or beyond Brockswood Lane is out of bounds (mainly on holes 7, 11 and 16), even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes.
e) Within the fenced area surrounding the reservoir on the 13th hole. During play of 13th, 14th and 15th holes, the area to the left of the 13th and the 14th, and to the right of the 15th, as defined by the fenced area surrounding the reservoir, is out of bounds.
3. WHEEL RUTS
Ruts made by vehicle tyres are Ground Under Repair. The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b.
4. PENALTY AREAS
Penalty Areas are identified by red or yellow stakes and defined by red or yellow lines. Rule 17 applies.
As an extra relief option for the yellow penalty area on hole 14, adding one penalty stroke, a player may drop a ball in the dropping zone in front of the red tee. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.
5. PUBLIC FOOTPATH ON HOLES 12 & 13
Players intending to play these holes MUST NOT PLAY if any member of the public is walking on the footpath from the right of the 12th tee to in front of the 13th tee and could be struck by a golf ball.
6. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16) include:
a) Frost holes, and drainage caps on the putting green
b) Fixed sprinklers heads and box lids
c) Drainage lines where gravel is still on or just below the surface.
d) Roads, paths and bridges.
7. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES
Young trees identified by stakes or rabbit guards are No Play Zones: if a player’s ball lies on or touches such a tree or it interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
Except as otherwise provided in the Rules of Golf, the penalty for breach of the Local Rule: Match Play = Loss of Hole; Stroke Play = 2 Strokes
WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD BETWEEN HOLES 11/12 & 16/17 PLEASE LOOK BOTH WAYS.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2019 16:20
Welwyn Garden City GC Mannicotts, High Oaks Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7BP Telephone: 01707 325243