'Open To Everyone'

Open Competitions 2020

Listed below are the currently published Open Competitions for 2020.

To register for a competition please contact:

Mr. George Spark
email: glenesk14@btinternet.com
tel: 01997 421348

WE ASK ALL MEMBERS AND VISITORS TO FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE LINES SET OUT BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND SCOTTISH GOLF AND OUR PLAYING CONDITIONS FOR OPENS DOCUMENT.

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Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club

Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS is when the ball lies: Beyond the fence surrounding the course. Within the clubhouse enclosure, including all car parks. Beyond the white posts around the 18th green. When a tee shot from the 13th tee lies beyond the white posts. Ball is beyond the white posts to the far right of the 18th fairway.
Rule 18.2b applies

2. WATER HAZARDS & LATERAL WATER HAZARDS are marked with yellow or red posts respectively
Rule 17.1 applies

3. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS are all shelters, seats, yardage markers, signs and fixed sprinkler heads.
Rule 16 applies

4. EMBEDDED BALL. A ball embedded in its own pitch mark in the GENERAL AREA (that is the whole of the course) may be lifted, cleaned and dropped WITHOUT PENALTY as near to the spot where it lay but NOT nearer to the hole.
Rule 16.3a applies

5. BUNKERS. Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
Rule 12.2a applies

6. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES IDENTIFIES BY STAKES if such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing., the ball must be lifted WITHOUT PENALTY and dropped in accordance with Rule 16.1a.

6a. YOUNG TREES WITHOUT STAKES left of the 1st hole, right of the 13th hole and right of the 15th hole are in play.

7. ROADS AND PATHS. A ball landing on a road or path, may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief within two club lengths WITHOUT PENALTY and NOT nearer the hole.

Match and Handicap Committee
Revised January 2019

Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club

Additional Local Rules

In addition to the Local Rules printed on the back of the scorecard would competitors please note the following extra local rules:

Bunkers
If your ball lands in a depression in a bunker it may be placed without penalty within the bunker and not nearer the hole.

Hazard Posts
If your ball is impeded by a post it may be lifted and dropped without penalty within one club length and not nearer the hole.