Local Rules

Pole Creek Ladies Local Rules

The following are local rules of golf as they pertain to Pole Creek Ladies Golf

Slope Adjustment Feature on Range Finders. We allow the use of the slope adjustment feature on Range Finders for both Tournament and Club Championship play. This was recommended by JT, our Tournament Committee (JT, Craig, Lori, Mary) and also our Rules’ Chair, Pat Riddell, effective the 2019 Season.

Optional Local Rule E-5 is followed by our group:  https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/golfs-new-rules-stroke-and-distance.html

Stopping Play; Resuming Play (USGA Rule 5.7) How we implement this rule? In the event there is inclement weather, the USGA rules (5.7) will be followed. Play is to be continued unless ‘The Committee’ (JT, the Tournament Chairs, Superintendent) makes the decision to suspend play. The most possible exception enabling a player to discontinue play is if a player believes there is danger due to lightning. The player is to call the Pro Shop and notify JT or Mary immediately. All players will then be notified by the Marshalls to suspend play and seek shelter on the premises of the golf course. You MUST stop immediately when told to stop and mark your ball where it lies. You mark your ball on the course by placing 3 tees in a triangle around your ball so you can place your ball exactly in its original lie/ position.  Players should seek shelter until further notice. A player may not choose to take a break due to bad weather, but may choose to withdraw from the tournament. You will be notified when you can resume play and/or call the clubhouse to see if /when play is resumed, as it takes some time for Marshalls to get out to each group. 

If you have a question on a rule: you should play an alternate ball (second ball marked to identify) to finish out the hole and get a ruling when you finish your round of golf. (You can check with Pole Creek Pro J.T. or any member of the Rules Committee, Pat Riddell is Chair. Check the Volunteer Sheet, online or in locker room, for committee members).

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