Additional Local Rules

Local Rule for Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs)

The Local Rule about Distance Measuring Devices has been up-dated to comply with the Rules of Golf (Effective January 2016) - Rule 14–3, Appendix I-A-7, page 153 and Appendix IV-5, page 181.

Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs)

For all play at Yelverton, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

The device must not be used for any purposes that are prohibited by Rule 14-3, including but not limited to:
•    the gauging or measuring of slope;
•    the gauging or measuring of other conditions that might affect play (e.g. wind speed or di-rection);
•    recommendations that might assist the player in making a stroke or in his play (e.g. club se-lection, type of shot to be played, green reading or any other advice related matter); or
•    calculating the effective distance between two points based on elevation changes or other conditions affecting shot distance.

A multi-functional device, such as a smartphone or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), may be used as a distance measuring device, but it must not be used to gauge or measure other conditions where doing so would be a breach of Rule 14-3.

First offence:  Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.
For subsequent offence – Disqualification.
In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole.

Making/sending or receiving calls and texts

Mobile phones may not be used on the course by players or caddies for making/sending or receiving calls or texts, except in the case of emergencies.

Steve West
General Manager
12 April 2016

Aeration Holes

Through the green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.
Penalty for breach of Local rule:  Match Play-Loss of hole; Stroke play-Two strokes

Steve West
General Manager
12 April 2016

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