Harborne Golf Club

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Local Rules

Always refer to rear of the score card and the notice boards for any changes to Local rules

OUT OF BOUNDS

a) Beyond all boundary hedges and fences. (The hedges behind the 11th and 18th greens are boundary hedges).

b) The Club House, paved terraces, car park and practice chipping area left of the 9th green.

c) Beyond the marker posts on the left side of the 5th hole.

d) The "V" trench and the grounds beyond it on the left side of the 11th hole.

e) The Hedgerow behind the 9th Practice Area is a Boundary Hedge.

f) Beyond the Black and White posts adjacent to the Practice Chipping Area on the 9th.


IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS

a) The direction post behind the 17th green, all constructed paths (which for the purpose of this rule must have an artificial surface, for example, crushed brick) steps, guard rails, shelters, gratings. Immovable tee plates and trees and shrubs marked with a white band are immovable
obstructions. Relief may be obtained, without penalty, under Rule 24-2.

Note: A ball lying on or between the yellow lines on any of the bridges over the brook course is deemed to be in the hazard and may be played as it lies or dropped under penalty of one stroke in accordance with Rule 26-1 b.
A ball lying, a) on any bridges over the brook course but not on or between the yellow lines, or

b) on a constructed path adjoining any of the bridges may be lifted, without penalty and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2.


THE BROOK COURSE

The brook course is a water hazard. Rule 26 applies


WRONG PUTTING GREEN

A ball lying on the practice putting green or on the 6th green when the temporary green on that hole is in play MUST be lifted, without penalty and dropped in accordance with Rule 25-3.


FLOWER BEDS

A ball lying in the flower beds and borders behind the 9th green MUST be lifted, and dropped, in accordance with Rule 24-2.


STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions. Rule 24-1applies.


POP-UP SPRINKLER HEADS

All pop up sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be taken under Rule 24-2.

In Addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief without penalty, as follows: If the ball lies off the putting green (but not in a hazard) and is within two club
lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not a hazard or a putting green.





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