1. PUTT ALL PUTTS
Completion of each hole is a putt holed out. Failure to putt out will result
in tournament disqualification.
2. COUNT ALL STROKES
This sounds simple and is not to be confused with cheating. (Cheating is
not tolerated, club expulsion being the result). Count all strokes means that during the play of a hole, especially a tough
one, it is easy to forget about a "chili-dip", a shot left in the bunker, a four putt, etc. The intent here is for the foursome
to diplomatically challenge a score if anyone in the group feels it is in error. The challenged golfer should not be offended,
but re-count his strokes and verify or correct his announced score. It is not comfortable to do, but the responsibility lies
with the foursome and must be done (verified or corrected) prior to teeing off on the next hole. If not, the score stands.
Everyone in the club benefits from accurate stroke counting and it is the expectation that each member (or guest) speak up
if necessary, whether you have played together for ten years or met ten minutes ago.
3. ROLLING YOUR BALL (IMPROVING YOUR LIE)
A 6-inch rollover is allowed anywhere, other than in a hazard as defined
by red or yellow stakes or indicated on the scorecard. This means you can improve your lie by rolling the ball but it does
not mean you can improve your position. (EXAMPLE: If your ball lies on hard pan and grass is within 6 inches, you can roll
the ball onto the grass for a better lie, however if your ball is directly behind a tree, you may not move it 6 inches
if the move will eliminate the tree as an impediment to your swing or as an obsticle between your ball and the hole. Thus
you can improve your lie but not your position.
4. UNPLAYABLE LIE
Relief from an unplayable is 2 club lengths (longest club in your or your
group's bag) not closer to the hole. The penalty is one stroke.
5. OUT OF BOUNDS
Out of bounds, as determined by the scorecard and white stakes, is assessed
as a one stroke penalty. It is played similar to a lateral hazard and the ball should be dropped 2 club lengths from the spot
it went out. Obviously it is to be dropped no closer to the hole, in either case.
6. LOST BALL (Amended for WGC play)
Lost ball is played from best guess estimate of where it was lost, 2 club
lengths not closer to the hole. The penalty is one stroke.
7. PLAYING THE WRONG BALL
Playing the wrong ball is a 2 stroke penalty and you must replay the shot
from the original spot of your ball.
8. SLOW PLAY
If your group is more than 2 shots behind the group in front of you, you
are guilty of slow play, every effort should be made to close the gap.
9. NUMBER OF CLUBS
Each golfer is allowed 14 clubs (including your putter) in the bag. Penalty
for playing with too many clubs is 2 strokes for each hole, with a maximum penalty per round of 4 strokes.
10. MINIMUM NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS
You must play in 3 tournaments per year to be a member in good standing.