12th OCTOBER 2020
PREFERRED LIES & TEMPORARY ROPES ARE NOW IN FORCE
the following rules will apply
1) PREFERRED LIES
When a ball lies in a part of the General Area cut to fairway height or less the player may take free relief by Lifting and Placing the ball within 6 inches from where the ball lies and must not be nearer the hole that the reference point.
Note: THE BALL MUST BE MARKED BEFORE LIFTING AND PLACING.
2) TEMPORARY ROPES AND STAKES PROTECTING THE COURSE
All temporary posts or stakes including the ropes which have been sited to protect areas of the course MUST BE TREATED AS IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS. If Interference occurs to the lie of your ball, stance or swing RELIEF MUST BE TAKEN under Rule 16-1.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF THESE RULES: GENERAL PENALTY
Strokeplay – 2 Strokes
Matchplay – Loss of Hole