Local Rules

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IronOaks – Local Rules – 2019-01

OLGA Local Rules:

AERATION HOLES

If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:

(a) Ball in General Area: The player may take relief by placing the ball as near as possible to the aeration hole, not nearer the hole.

(b) Ball on Putting Green: The player may take relief by placing the ball on the spot of the nearest point of relief
But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play.

THIS RULE SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN WHEN THE AERATION HOLES HAVE HEALED ENOUGH TO AVOID SIGNIFICANT INTERFERENCE.

 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR

The committee has determined a rut that clearly has tire tread marks within it, is ground under repair. To take relief, you must find the nearest point of complete relief from the ground under repair and drop your original ball (or another ball) away from the ground under repair and within one club-length of that point, not nearer the hole.

 

PREFERRED LIES (LIFT, CLEAN AND PLACE)

When a player’s ball lies in a part of the General Area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball (or another ball) in and playing it from this relief area: One club-length from the reference point (spot of the original ball), NO closer to the hole and MUST be in the General Area.

 

SCRAMBLE GAMES – BALL PLACEMENT

Through the GENERAL AREA, each team member may place a ball within ONE club-length of the selected shot, not nearer the hole.  If the shot selected is in the fairway, primary rough, secondary rough or fringe of the Green, the ball must be placed in that SAME relative terrain on the course.

On the PUTTING GREEN, each team member may place a ball within SIX inches on either side of the selected shot, no nearer the hole.