MENS COMPETITION RULES
GREAT SALTERNS GOLF COURSE- LOCAL RULES
WINTER LEAGUE RULES
STARTERS INSTRUCTIONS OPEN COMPETITIONS
PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL GOLF COURSES Course Rules and Conditions
SOUTHSEA GOLF CLUB – LOCAL RULES
Men’s Competition Rules
Rules for entering Men’s Competition
1. Enter name in Competition Book.
2. Put appropriate sum in envelope with entrant’s name on it, competition details and put envelope in the Competition Box. This must be done before starting; failure to comply will lead to disqualification.
3. “A Member must have returned at least four cards from individual stroke play rounds during the twelve month period before entering a Trophy Competition. Exclusions to this Rule are “AWAY” players who are able to satisfy this rule at their home course (this will be checked by the Competition Secretary) and New Members joining from another Club who are able to satisfy this Rule.
4. The marker in any competition must be a fellow competitor, if available; otherwise a club non-competitor Member may act as a marker for an individual competitor.
5. All cards must be returned by one half hour after sunset on the day of the Competition. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
6. Providing a Member has himself satisfied the Club’s Rules for entering Men’s Competitions, he will not later be disqualified for playing with a Member (s) who has not satisfied the same rules.
7. A player may start from the 12th tee with permission of the starter, as long as the Competition does not preclude it.
8. The minimum number of entrants in any competition shall be ten; less than ten will result in the competition being cancelled.
9. Any player failing to return his scorecard on two occasions will be banned from entering any competitions for the following two weeks.
10. Juniors may enter Men’s Competitions providing. (a) There is not a Junior Competition being played on the same day. (b) Their scorecard must be counter-signed by an adult member.
11. CONGU UNIFIED HANDICAPPING SYSTEM 2008-2011
QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS – Clause 17 Dec.2 ( c )
(Handicap increases for none returns will only apply to players
that have completed the first 13 holes.)
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.
WINTER LEAGUE RULES
The winter league will start in Oct of each year and will be played on Sundays on the first tee times available.
It will be completed by the end of March the following year and will include a break over the Christmas New Year period (fixture list will provide exact dates).
Entry fees and deposit will be agreed before the start of the season and will be part of the entry criteria.
The league will consist of up to 16 teams, but if the numbers exceed this number the Golf committee will authorise two leagues to enable the league to be completed on schedule.
Matches will be played as a 4 ball better ball match play with players playing off ¾ difference off the low handicap player.
Win = 2 points, draw = 1 point.
The league winners will be the team with most points at the end of the season. In the event of a tie the results will be decided
1. On the most wins.
2. The result of the match during the season.
3. If this does not decide the winner etc there will be a play off on a date to be decided by the golf committee as soon as possible after the season is completed.
If 2 leagues are in operation the winner of league A will play the runner of league B and vice versa with the winners playing off for the trophy.
The league will be set up to accommodate at least one bye. Players who want byes should put in a written request giving dates etc. to the comp sec before the start of the season or at the earliest opportunity. Every effort will be made to accommodate these requests. They will be dealt with on a first come first served basis but some may be disappointed.
Deposits will not be refunded if players do not fulfil their fixtures to the satisfaction of the Golf Committee.
Any player missing 2 or more games will be banned from the following years league.
Winter league games can only be played if at least 14 holes are open and the Comp Sec (or his agreed deputy) will have the final decision as to the cancellation of play in the event of abnormal conditions.
The golf committee reserve the right to make decisions in the best interest of the club in the event of exceptional events. Players will have the right to appeal in line with club rules.
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.
– 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.
PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL
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 misbehavior 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.
Southsea Golf Club
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.
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.
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.
Portsmouth Captain’s Day 1964, Keith Parker driving into office.