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.