Bankstown Golf Club Local Rules
(to be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf)
1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27-1)
Those areas beyond the course boundary fences.
Beyond any line of white stakes with black tops.
2. Ground Under Repair (Rule 25)
Those areas the margins of which are defined by white stakes and/or white lines, or by GUR signage. Note: Stakes defining GUR are Immovable Obstructions.
Except in a hazard, clearly defined wheel ruts made by a mower, tractor or motor vehicle.
3. Ground Under Repair – Play Prohibited
All formally edged garden beds (including those surrounding irrigation control boxes) are to be treated as ground under repair from which play is prohibited. If such a condition interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player MUST take relief as provided in Rule 25-lb(i). Note: AH other areas covered with wood-chips are integral parts of the course unless specifically marked as G.U.R. The wood-chips are loose impediments.
4. Water Hazards (Rule 26)
Water Hazards are defined by yellow stakes, lines and/or blocks.
Lateral Water Hazards are defined by red stakes, lines and/or blocks. Note: The stakes are Immovable Obstructions.
5. Staked Trees and Shrubs
If a staked tree or shrub interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b(i) (Immovable Obstruction). Note: The stakes and tree guards are Immovable Obstructions.
6. Roads and Paths (Rule 24-2)
Artificially surfaced or formed roads and paths (includes gravel) are Immovable Obstructions. All other tracks and paths are integral parts of the course from which the ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 28).
7. Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Green
The specimen Local Rule in Appendix 1.6 of the Rules of Golf is in effect.
8. Embedded Ball
The specimen Local Rule in Appendix 1.4a of the Rules of Golf is in effect
Penalty for breach of local rules
Match Play – Loss of Hole Stroke Play – two strokes