North Adelaide Golf Club

Local Rules

Use of Distance Measuring Devices
No Penalty for Ball Moved on Putting Green
Tree Roots
Protective Screens
Staked Trees
Fallen Trees Or Branches
Motorised Carts
Ground Under Repair (G.U.R.)
Wheel Ruts
Out Of Bounds (O.O.B.)
Immovable Obstructions
Fixed Sprinkler Heads
Stones In Bunkers
Painted Blue Line on Green Surrounds

Temporary Local Rules:

Captain's Request - 17th Hole.

The Club Captain requests all players play the 17th hole as it is designed, ( ie : tee shot to the top of the hill and second shot down the hill towards the green ) and not play a blind tee shot across the corner.

Anecdotally I have received a number of complaints concerning near misses of striking the players in front and calls of fore disturbing players in front whilst playing their approach shots to the green. The practice is dangerous and time is wasted looking for lost balls holding up players behind.

There is no rule in golf to stop this practice as players are playing to the fairway being played and no penalty can be applied. If a player's decision is to play across the corner make sure you have a clear fairway ahead by engaging a ' spotter ' at the top of the hill. This must be done without undue delay to the players following.

Club Captain, Barry Smith

Abnormal Ground Conditions, GUR, etc

1. Animal and Bird Scratchings

If a ball is lying in an animal or bird scratching or hole it may be treated as G.U.R. and relief may be taken through the green. If the player's ball lies on the putting green, interference also occurs if an abnormal ground condition on the putting green intervenes on the line of the putt. Relief may be taken.

Note: There is no relief if the Abnormal Ground Condition interferes with a player's stance or intended area of swing.

Rule 25-1

Note:  As with all NAGC temporary and local rules relief is not compulsory.

Match Committee

12 February 2016

Rule 25-1

2. Temporary Local Rule. Bare Patches.
Temporary local rule - As most of the bare patches on the course are now off the fairway, the local rule regarding moving any ball off a bare patch is now rescinded. 

The only occasion that a ball can be removed from a bare patch is if the area is defined by a white line indicating GUR, whether the area defined is on the fairway or not.
Match Committee