Warley Park Seniors Section - Rules
OUT OF BOUNDS - RULE 27 Beyond white posts on practice field, putting green, patio, car park, and right of the 9th and 11th holes.
Over any boundary fence or hedge bordering the course. On or over the shingle and driveway to the right of the 9th hole.
WATER HAZARDS - RULE 26
The lake across the 7th and 8th Holes and to the left of the 16th and the Lake on the right of the 9th hole are defined by the natural margins of the hazard (except by the 8th 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 movable 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 -
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, Cinder, Brokeshell or Stone Paths, Pop-Up Sprinkler Heads and Manhole Covers, Cannon, 150 Yard Markers, Drainage Strips.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AS PER RULES OF GOLF - RULE 14-3/.0.5
These are allowed providing they measure distance only. Should the 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.
Wedding Area on Warley Hole 9 Temporary immovable Obstruction.
On the right of the hole, a ball coming to rest inside the 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 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 the putting green. A player may move or place the ball once and after the ball has been 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.
Club Rules will apply for all Seniors Competitions.
See members handbook.
The following guidelines in conjunction with the Captain's discretion will apply in respect of team selection for the above.
1. Teams will be selected from members who participate in senior's competitions.
2. Preference for selection to play in Away matches will be given to members who support Home fixtures.
3. A selected team member who has not ticked his name three days prior to the match to confirm his availability will be replaced by a reserve.
4. A selected team member should inform the Captain or Secretary as soon as possible if he is unable to play.
5. Team members should endeavour to arrive by 8.00 a.m. for Home matches.
If a player intends or anticipates that he will arrive later, he should make the Captain or Secretary aware of this situation the night before if possible.
6. Failure to turn up for a match without prior notification to the Captain or Secretary is totally unacceptable and is embarrassing for both the
section and Captain.
Unless there are unforeseen circumstances that justify a team member not to arrive for a match, he will not be selected to play for the next three matches. Also, he will be expected to pay for the lunch.
7. Reserves are expected to honour their commitment to the team. It is not an acceptable practice for a reserve to cross his name out without advising the Captain or Secretary.
8. If the team were put in the embarrassing position of a member not turning up for a Home match, it would be expected that if a reserve were available somewhere at the course, he would make himself available to play for the team. However, the reserve will not be obliged to stay for lunch.
Should a reserve decline the invitation to play without an acceptable reason, he will not be eligible for selection in the next three Away matches.
9. Team members are required to wear the Club colours. Richard Stephenson, Seniors Secretary.