Lifting and Dropping the Ball: *If you are going to lift your ball under a Rule and the Rule requires that the ball be replaced, you must put a ball-marker by the ball before you lift it. *When you drop a ball, stand erect and hold your arm out straight when dropping it. *If a dropped ball hits the ground and rolls into a hazard, out of a hazard, comes to rest more than two club-lengths from where it first struck a part of the course, nearer the hole or, if you are dropping away from an immovable obstruction or ground under repair, etc., back where the obstruction or ground under repair still interferes with your stance or swing, you must re-drop. If the same thing happens when you re-drop, you must place the ball where it struck the ground when it was re-dropped. *If you play a ball from a wrong place, you lose the hole in match play, or two penalty strokes in stroke play.
On behalf of the General Committee I wish members and their families a “Happy Easter” .
I hope the Easter Bunny brings you heaps of your favourite chocolates and if you are travelling drive safe, but enjoy the break!
There seems to be some confusion regarding tee bookings whilst the Men's championships are being played.
On the 11th, 18th and 25th April, anyone wishing to play in the normal Saturday competition can do so between 10.05-1.00pm and on the 2nd May, between 7.30-10.30. The booking sheet will open as per normal (13 days prior at 3pm).
The men's championships will be played before the rest of the field for rounds 1-3, and the final will follow the field on Saturday 2nd May.
Hope this clarifies things.
Yours in Golf Club Captain.
Season tickets for green fees are due by April 1st.
Adult: $ 486.00
Pensioner: $ 383.00
Student(Uni) $ 385.00
Student(U17) $ 125.00
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Golf is a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic. ~Author Unknown
A partly consumed apple lies directly in front of my ball in a bunker and there is no apple tree anywhere near the bunker. The fact that the apple has been partly eaten and there is no apple tree in the vicinity does not alter the status of the apple - it is a natural object and when detached from a tree it is a loose impediment. I cannot move or remove the apple from the hazard without penalty. Decision 23/3
During World War II, Richmond Golf Club in Surrey, England, drew up a unique set of amendments to the rules of golf:
--Players are asked to collect bomb and shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the mowing machines.
--In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.
--The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked by red flags at reasonably, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.
--Shrapnel and/or bomb splinters on the fairways, or in the bunkers within a club's length of a ball, may be moved without penalty, and no penalty shall be incurred if a ball is thereby caused to move accidentally.
--A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced, or if lost or destroyed, a ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
--A ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole, preserving the line to the hole. Without penalty.
--A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place. Penalty one stroke.