LOCAL RULE AS OF 8/26/16-
PLAY THE BALL UP IN YOUR OWN FAIRWAY WITHIN 1 SCORECARD LENGTH FROM THE ORIGINAL SPOT, NO CLOSER TO THE HOLE.
*POSTED BY THE GOLF PROFESSIONAL STAFF
CLick HERE to view the new rules which took effect on January 1, 2016.
Here are the four primary changes:
Rule 6 - 6d: Limited Exception to Disqualification Penalty for Submission of Incorrect Score Card
Rule 14-1b: Prohibition on Anchoring the Club While Making a Stroke
Rule 14-3: Modification of Penalty for a Single Impermissible Use of Artificial Devices or Equipment
Rule 18-2b: Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address
Further clarifications on lost ball:
The grounds crew at SSCC has done a lot of work recently and will continue to do a lot work on the bunkers. Because of considerable improvement in the bunkers on our course-we will no longer play the ball up.
No preferred lies—However we will still consider stones as movable obstructions.
Allowing stones to be removed is a local rule-not something you would ordinarily be entitled to do.
Another important commonly used rule:
Remember, there are 3 options.
Sometimes, 1 or 2 of them will not be helpful.
Here’s a great video showing us how to determine nearest point of relief from immovable obstructions,
ground under repair and casual water.