Fairhaven Trophies 2022 – Local Rules


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  1. Out of Bounds

Beyond any line of white stakes, posts and/or fence bounding the course and any painted white lines around the clubhouse.

  1. Immovable Obstructions

a) The roadway crossing the course. 

b) Staked trees. 

c) Stone chipped pathways.   

d) Astro turf/synthetic covered pathways. 

  1. Sprinkler Heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference may be taken under rule 16.1.  In addition,  a player may take relief under 16.1b if the sprinkler head is on the line of play and is within 2 club lengths of the putting green and within 2 club lengths of the ball.  The relief area must be (a) not nearer the hole, (b) avoid intervention and (c) not in a penalty area, a bunker or on a putting green.

  1. Bunker Faces

Embedded Ball in Stacked Turf on bunker Face, Rule 16.3 is modified such that no free relief is allowed for a ball embedded in the stacked turf face.  Penalty relief may be taken under Rule 19.2 (Unplayable Ball).

  1. New Turf Seams

If a ball comes to rest on the seam of a newly turfed area, free relief may be taken by dropping the ball within 1 club length of the nearest point of relief which avoids the seam.  No relief for stance or area of intended swing is granted.

  1. Sand Waste Areas

The Sand Waste Areas located to the left of the 4th hole, the area at the back of the 14th green and the area to the right of the 17th hole are not bunkers. The identified areas are part of the General Area and the ball must be played as it lies.

  1. Tractor Marks

If a ball comes to rest in tractor tracks anywhere on the course, relief may be taken under 16-1(a), i.e. determine the nearest point of full relief and then drop the ball within 1 club length of that spot, no nearer the hole.  The ball may be cleaned in this situation.

  1. Abnormal Course Conditions – Compulsory Relief from GUR

If a ball comes to rest in an area that has been marked as Ground Under Repair – Play Prohibited, relief must be taken at the nearest point of complete relief, or the nearest designated Dropping Zone.