Following consultation with both the R&A and local Golf County Union the Golf Committee have reviewed and updated the wording of our Local Rule concerning Tree Roots. The Local Rules have been updated and a full copy can be viewed on the Rules Notice Board, opposite the Golf Shop entrance.
If a player’s ball (or player’s stance) in the general area has interference from tree roots in the fairway, or in the rough within two club-lengths of the fairway, free relief is available under Rule 16.1b
Local Rules Updated April 19
Golf England Shortlist, Workshop Presentation & Golf England website link on New Rules.
Please note Barnham Broom G.C. will not currently be adopting the “Stroke and Distance – Out of Bounds/Lost Ball ” local rule consideration, nor the Maximum Score per hole suggestion (these may obviously be utilised in friendly/casual play).
There is still some uncertainty about one or two rule changes but of course these will be resolved before full implementation on 1st January 2019.
Top 20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019
England Golf Rules Presentation
Click on ‘Rules Infographics’
Please ensure you read & understand these rules:
Drawn Comp Rules 2018
In keeping with the County Ruling, preferred lies will be applicable from 1st October 2018.
Here is a guide for those administering mixed competitions. All normal percentage adjustments may also apply in pairs & team events. It is usually preferred for Ladies to play off their card, and, when relevant, for pairs events for men to also play off the ladies card:-
Mixed Comp Handicaps
More detailed guide:
There still remains a little for interpretation plus, as a club, we will need to provide direction & make a few ‘local’ rules. Take a look at this schedule for the time being:
Here’s a reminder of changes to what some say are ‘antiquated’ rules, but certainly amendments that will speed up play on the course: