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 COMPETITION RULES OF THE LADIES’ SECTION

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE RULES AS FAILURE TO COMPLY CAN LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION

1. No player shall enter any competitions unless she has paid her Annual Subscription due by 1st April. No reminders are sent out to members by the Club Secretary.

2. See the Competition Book for details of individual Competitions – are you eligible to play?

3. Enter your name in the Competition Book and put the entry fee in the Competition Box BEFORE you play or you will be disqualified from the competition. Your score, however, will still count towards your handicap.

4. It is preferable for lady members to play in competitions with other lady members. Saturday Players may mark the cards for Alternative Day Players (Friday Players) and visa versa by permission of the Committee but may not compete on that day unless the Committee has granted her permission to do so. However, exception to this is if a player cannot play at the same time as other lady members, whether it is Friday or Saturday, due to a prior engagement, work or family etc. She may be able to play at a different time and if she cannot find a lady member to mark her card after ringing other lady members, then, with the permission of the Competition Secretary or, if she is not available, another member of the committee, she may find herself a marker. In this situation, she may have another club member to mark her score card or “a responsible person” but she must have permission.

5. To be eligible to enter some of the Trophy Competitions, a player must have at least 4 Qualifying Competition Score Cards returned during the previous 12 months since the Trophy Competition you are entering was last played. The 4 Qualifying Scores may be played on either Home or Away courses. LADIES’ SECTION RULE ONLY: In the event of a Lady Member completing 17 holes but being unable to clear the Water Hazard on the 18th after a minimum of THREE attempts, the card will count towards the 4 Cards required for entry into Ladies’ Trophy Competitions for the following year. However, these incomplete cards will not be eligible for the EWGA or CONGU Qualifying Competitions. Please write on your card by the 18th hole – ‘3 tries’.

a) Exemption from the ‘Trophy Eligibility’ Rule applies to all Ladies during their first season with Southsea Golf Club but comes into effect from 1st January after their joining date.
This exemption rule is for the Ladies’ Section only.
b) If Exceptional Circumstances have prevented a Member from returning 4 Qualifying Cards as above, that member may, at the Committee’s discretion, be eligible to compete in Trophy Competitions. Exceptional Circumstances will include, representing the

elsewhere, serious illness, course closure etc. Every case will be treated on its own merits.
c) 3 Mixed Trophy Competitions require 4 qualifiers to have been done – Marks Trophy, Molly Barker and the Rogers Trophy.

6. There are 12 Trophy Competitions that require 4 Qualifying Scores to be done as mentioned above. However, if you have

not done the 4 Qualifying Scores required, for whatever reason, there are approximately 40 other Competitions that can be entered.

7. All Players must have in their possession a Valid Season Ticket or Day Ticket for the course. Failure to do so will not only result in disqualification from the competition but will also result in suspension from future Competitions for a period to be decided by the Committee.

8. All Competition Score Cards must be returned by SUNSET on the day of play.

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Great Salterns Golf Course-Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)
a) All land beyond the boundaries of the course.
b) At the 1st, the ground beyond the line of white posts on the right & left hand sides.
c) At the 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th holes, all ground beyond the boundaries of the course as defined by the line of white posts on the left hand side, and the rear of the 13th and 15th greens.
d) The Golf Driving Range land as defined by the perimeter fence.
e) A ball lying on the path behind the 11th green.

2. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)
All, benches, hydrants, water pipes, sprinkler heads (and if the sprinkler head is within one club-length and interferes with the line of play. Rule 24.2b applies), inspection covers, shelters, fences, stakes defining water hazards and marker posts are immovable obstructions.

3. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (rule 25-1)
a) Tractor marks, all made up paths, bridges and areas made up with wood chippings.
b) Temporary greens (when out of play).

4. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)
The streams, ditches and lake as defined by Red Stakes (lateral water hazards) and Yellow Stakes (water hazards).

5. STONES IN BUNKERS are movable obstructions-Rule 24-1 applies.

6. STAKED TREES
A ball must be dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief from staked or tagged trees. Rule 24-2 applies.
7. A free drop is applicable from out of bounds on the left of the 1st fairway when playing any other hole (Rule 24.2)

RULES OF PLAY
1. PLAY can only commence at the 1st, unless permission is given by the Course Officials.
2. SLOW PLAY ((rule 6.7) Players must keep up with the match ahead, or call the match following through.
3. ALL PLAYERS must be in possession of a valid Season or Green Fee Ticket, which must be available for inspection during play.
4. DRESS Shirts MUST be worn at all times.
P.C.C. 10/12

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 Southsea Golf Club

Local Rules

Apart from the rules printed on the scorecard the following are also applicable.

 Relief-Local rule 3.c (on the score-card) Must be taken in accordance with 25.1. N.B. No relief may be taken from the teeing areas; the ball must be played as it lies.

 Distance Aids

 For all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distances only. However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure the conditions that may affect his play (e.g. Gradient, wind speed, temperature), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.

 Sprinkler Heads

 Any sprinkler head may be treated as an immovable obstruction. This also applies if the sprinkler head is within one clubs length and interferes with the line of play. RULE 24.2.B APPLYS

 Please also note the Following:

 The Local Rule defining “Tractor Ruts etc” means just that and not areas where a vehicle has driven over it and made a slight impression.

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 Starters Instructions Open Competitions

(Pro-Am Instructions vary from above)

MOST LOCAL RULES ON BACK OF CARD

– O.O.B. ON 1ST (NOT 6TH)

BEYOND THE WHITE POSTS SURROUNDING THE PRACTICE AREA TO THE RIGHT OF THE 2ND.

– CALL UP HOLES 2nd & 4th
– GUR MARKED WITH WHITE LINES, HAZARDS WITH YELLOW OR RED.

Ticket must be collected from the Golf Shop by each person before commencing play, to be produced for inspection by the Starter or the Marshal when required.

– RELIEF MAY BE TAKEN FROM DRAINAGE DITCHES IF THEY ARE NOT GRASSED OVER.

– FENCE ON RIGHT OF 15TH TEE TREATED AS IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION IF ON 15TH TEE SIDE. NO RELIEF IF ON 16TH FAIRWAY SIDE (DROP AWAY UNDER PENALTY.)

– PROVISIONAL BALLS MAY ONLY BE PLAYED ON 13TH AND 18TH TEES IF BALL MAY BE LOST “OUTSIDE” HAZARD. ————-

– ALWAYS PLAY A PROVISIONAL BALL IF BALL MAY BE LOST TO SAVE TIME. IF S/FORD PICK UP BALL IF YOU CANNOT SCORE.

– R&A RULES APPLY.

– KEEP UP WITH PLAYERS IN FRONT NOT JUST AHEAD OF THOSE BEHIND.

– TOURNAMENT REFEREE IS KEITH BOWEN
– IDENTIFY BALLS TO FELLOW COMPETITORS AND ENSURE THEY ARE MARKED. INTRODUCE YOURSELVES, EXCHANGE CARDS AND ENJOY THE GAME.

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PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL
GOLF COURSES
Course Rules and Conditions

 Season Tickets – These must be securely retained and should be available foe inspection when playing the course. A start

Green Fees – All green fees to be paid before play commences, the receipt must be retained and available for inspection by the Starter or Marshal when required.

Early Play- In the event of play commencing prior to the opening of the Golf Shop or the presence of the Starter or Marshal, payment must be made to the Marshal when requested or at the Golf Shop upon completion of play.

Starting Point – All general play will commence from the first tee.

Etiquette – All golfers must acquaint themselves with the general etiquette of golf, and abide by the rules.

Competition Tees – These are only to be used when playing in official competitions as agreed by Professional or Marshal.

Dress Code – All golfers are expected to wear appropriate clothing when playing on the Course. Failure to do so may result in being refused permission to play. Shirts must be worn at all times even in hot weather.

Course Marshals – Are employed to ensure that these Rules are complied with and to prevent slow play and hold-ups. All golfers should comply with any of the Marshals requests and anyone who does not, or involves the Marshal in any physical or verbal abuse may be removed from the Course. In the event of persistent misbehaviour the Council reserves the right to cancel a Season Ticket.

Ticket must be collected from the Golf Shop by each person before commencing play, to be produced for inspection by the Starter or the Marshal when required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portsmouth Captain’s Day 1964, Keith Parker driving into office.