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Local Golf Rules

In all Golf Clubs, special conditions are found which require “Local Rules” to clarify or augment the “Rules of Golf”. Sometimes temporary conditions, such as construction works, require a “Local Rule”
At Bray Golf Club, a “Rules Committee” is responsible for all Local Rules.  
Please note that the Rules Committee reviews our Local Rules from time to time. Therefore, the binding versions of these rules are those displayed on the “Rules Board” in the hall of the Club House. 

Preferred Lies MLR 8E-3

When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball, or another ball, in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Spot of the original ball
  • Size of Relief Area Measured from the Reference Point:  6 inches from the reference point buth with these limits:
    • Limits on location of relief area:
      • Must not be nearer the hole than the Reference Point
      • Must be in the General Area

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing the ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e
Penalty for playing the ball from a wrong place in Breach of Local Rule: 
                                          General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.
 

Sleepers Left Of 2nd Green

Integral Part of the Course
The sleeper wall to the left of the 2nd green is an integral object. 

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
     General Penalty under Rule 14.7

Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Green MLR 8F-5

Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1
The player also has these extra options to take relief when such immovable obstructions are close to the putting green and on the line of play:

Ball in General Area: The player make take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is
  • on the line of play and
  • is within two club lengths of the putting green and
  • within two club lengths of the ball
Exception: No relief if the line of play is clearly Unreasonable
   There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses aline of play that is clearly unreasonable.

Penalty for playing ball form a wrong place in breach of local rule:
        General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.

Relief From Aeration Holes/Verti drains E-4

If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:
(a) Ball in General Area: The player may take relief under Rule 16.1 b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule
(b) Ball on Putting Green: The player may take relief under  Rule 16.1d

BUT interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the the player's line of play.
 
Penalty for playing ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: 
                    General Penalty uner Rule 14.7a

Abnormal Course Conditions (including Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16) MLR 8F-1

  • Ground under repair is defined by any area encircled by a white line and relief must be taken under Rule 16.1
  • Areas in bunkers, where sand has been removed by movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand, are ground under repair and relief must be taken under Rule 16.1
  • The Guide Posts between the 11th and 12th holes are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under Rule 16.1