HOCKLEY GOLF - TEMPORARY CLUB LOCAL RULE
Given the extremely wet conditions, borehole work has recently been carried out on holes 6, 7 & 15 to help areas of our greens drain better. Until further notice if a player’s ball lies in such a condition, or if such condition interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 25-1b(iii): Abnormal Ground Conditions - Relief.
(iii) On the Putting Green: If the ball lies on the putting green, the player must lift the ball and place it, without penalty, at the nearest point of relief that is not in a hazard. or, if complete relief is impossible, at the nearest position to where it lay that affords maximum available relief from the condition, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard. The nearest point of relief or maximum available relief may be off the putting green.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE: Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.