The Brisbane Golf Club has new Local Rules in readiness for the new Rules of Golf which come into effect on 1 January 2019.
These will be displayed on the Notice Board located outside of Golf Shop and in time will be printed on the back of the scorecard when existing quantities are exhausted.
(To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and any additional Local Rules posted on the Notice Board)
- OUT OF BOUNDS
1.1 Out of Bounds is defined by the imaginary line between the course-side points at ground level of white stakes with black tops and/or boundary fence posts.
1.2 Exception – Penalty Areas to the right of the 6th, 8th and 12th holes are deemed to extend to infinity. Any ball lying beyond the natural borders of these Penalty Areas is not considered to be out of bounds, but in the Penalty Area. Any ball lying outside the course boundaries MUST NOT be played. Penalty – Disqualification.
- PENALTY AREAS
2.1 In respect of the 6th, 8th and 12th holes, see Local Rule 1.2.
2.2 Where the margin of a Penalty Area is not defined by lines or a line of single stakes, the margin of a Penalty Area is the edge of the grass adjacent to the Penalty Area.
- MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Movable Obstructions include (but are not limited to) stones in bunkers, even if embedded.
- ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS
4.1 IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS includes:
(a) Any staked tree which interferes with the player’s stance or intended swing. Relief MUST be taken (Rule 16.1).
(b) Any red, yellow, blue or white stake (but not stakes defining Out of Bounds).
(c) The concrete drain on the 6th hole.
4.2 The “2 and 2” Rule applies (Model Local Rule F-5). See the Notice Board for full details.
4.3 GROUND UNDER REPAIR includes:
(a) Any clearly defined wheelmark made by course machinery or course vehicles.
(b) Any area defined by white stakes and/or a sign and/or a continuous or broken white line. Relief MUST be taken from any area defined by a continuous white line, unless notified otherwise.
(c) Any washaway in a bunker.
- MULCH & WOODCHIP
5.1 To be regarded as an integral part of the course.
- DROPPING ZONES
6.1 If a ball is known or is virtually certain to lie in the Penalty Area behind the 13th putting green, the player may as an additional option drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, within one club length of the blue dropping stake.
6.2 If a ball lies on the gravel path beyond or to the right of the 9th putting green, the player may as an additional option, without penalty, drop a ball within one club length of the blue dropping stake.
6.3 If a player is playing the 17th hole and the player’s ball is known or is virtually certain to lie within the machinery shed Ground Under Repair area, the player MUST drop a ball, without penalty, within one club length of the blue dropping stake.
- BALL LOST OR OUT OF BOUNDS
7.1 If a player’s ball is lost or is known or is virtually certain to lie out of bounds, the player has an additional option under Model Local Rule E-5 to drop a ball on the fairway, under penalty of two strokes, unless otherwise notified. See the Notice Board for the full details.
- MAXIMUM SCORE (Rule 21.2b)
8.1 In stroke play, a player’s maximum score for a hole shall be five over par.
- SUSPENSION OF PLAY
9.1 When play is suspended due to a dangerous situation, play MUST stop immediately upon the sounding of the siren. Play shall not recommence until sounding of the all-clear siren. Penalty -Disqualification
PENALTIES FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES (unless otherwise stipulated):
Match Play – Loss of Hole
Stroke Play – the General Penalty (Two strokes)
(a) All players must report to the Golf Shop prior to play.
(b) All players must carry and use a sand bucket/bottle.
(c) All distance indicators are to the centre of the green.
(d) Toilets are located on the 4th and 16th holes.
(e) Players should “call up” on the 11th and 13th holes, if safe to do so. Once all players have arrived on the green, the following group should be called up if at least one of them is on the tee.
(f) “Play when Ready” is encouraged. Please ensure that you keep up with the group in front.
(g) Smoking restrictions apply on the course. Please refer to the Smoking Management Plan.
Updated 24 December 2018