Ladies

RULE OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER

a) When is a Ball Unplayable?

b) How can you proceed?

Answers…

A player may deem her ball unplayable at any place on the course except when the ball is in a water hazard. The player is the sole judge as to whether her ball is playable.

If the player deems her ball unplayable, she must under a penalty of one stroke.

  1. Play the ball from as near as possible at the spot from which it was last played – Stroke and distance provision.
  2. Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind that point the ball may be dropped
  3. Drop the ball within two club lengths of the spot where the ball lay but not nearer the hole

Notes..

  • a)  If ball is in a bunker and you choose either 2 or 3 above it must be dropped in the bunker.
  • b) If ball is declared unplayable in a bush and you choose 3, it must be dropped within two club lengths of where it lay, not the edge of the bush or unplayable area.

RULE OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER

When a ball has been deemed to be lost, what do you then do ?

Answer…

Proceed under the stroke and distance rule: At any time, a player may, ‘under penalty of one stroke’, play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played.

RULE OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 

When is a ball deemed “lost” ?

 

Answers…

  1. If it is not found or identified as your ball after 5 minutes of looking for it
  2. If a player has made a stroke at a provisional ball from the place where the original ball is likely to be or from the point nearer the hole than that place
  3. If the player has put another ball into play under penalty of stroke and distance
  4. If the player has put another ball into play because it is known or virtually certain that the ball, which has not been found, has been moved by an outside agency, is in an obstruction, is in an abnormal ground condition or is in a water hazard
  5. If the player has made a stroke at a substituted ball

 

RULE OF THE MONTH – MAY

What are your options when your ball is unplayable in a bunker, and is there a penalty? You have 3 choices…

Answers…

  1. Go back and play again from where you took your last shot.
  2. Drop the ball in the bunker behind the point where the ball lay keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped.
  3. Drop the ball in the bunker within two club lengths of where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole.

All three choices carry a penalty of one stroke

 

RULE OF THE MONTH – APRIL

“Ball in a bunker”. When your ball is in a bunker, what must you  NOT  do before making a stroke? There are 4 answers…

Answers…

  1. Touch the ground with your club
  2. Remove loose impediments (such as leaves, twigs etc..)
  3. Touch a loose impediment with your club at address or on your back swing
  4. Smooth sand that would improve the lie, area or intended stance or swing or line of play for the next stroke

RULE OF THE MONTH – MARCH

a) What is the maximum number of clubs you can start a round with?

b) What penalties do you incur if carrying more?

  1. In Match play
  2. In Stroke Play
  3. In Stableford competitions

Answers…

a) 14 Clubs

b) 1. Match Play:  At the conclusion of the hole at which the breach was discovered, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which the breach occurred upto a maximum of two holes.

b) 2. Stroke Play:  Two stokes for each hole at which any breach occurred, maximum penalty per round four strokes.

b) 3. Stableford Competition:   You must report the facts to the committee before returning your scorecard. The committee will deduct 2 points per hole breached upto a maximum of four points.  If you fail to report in time you will be disqualified.