PROTECTION OF TREES
Trees identified by supporting sticks or marking stripes are immovable obstructions. If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball may be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b(i).
Relief, without penalty, for a ball embedded anywhere trough the green. Rule 25-2 applies.
STONES IN BUNKERS
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.
FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS
Relief from interference by immovable obstruction may be obtained under Rule 24-2 and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:
The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
Relief under this Local Rule is also available if player’s ball lies on the putting green and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green intervenes on the line of putt. The player may take relief as follows:
The ball must be lifted and placed at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
Devices measuring distance are permitted.
ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING GREEN
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.
Distance markers are immovable obstructions. Moving these markers is not allowed. Relief as provided in Rule 24-2.
The rake shall be left inside the bunker after use.
Time limit for a round is 4 h 15 min. Player with lowest handicap is responsible for the whole group.