Local Rules

For Mace Meadow Women’s Golf Club

Test case for 2015 webpage.

Please note major changes in the new USGA Rules Book


OUT OF BOUNDS:  white stakes left of numbers 1,2,3,5,11 

(maintenance yard) 13,14,15,17,18, and

(maintenance yard) behind numbers 4 and 16.


WATER HAZARD:  lateral hazards defined by red stakes. 

Water hazards defined by yellow stakes.


BUNKER:  a player may remove stones from bunkers.  No Penalty. The Rules and Handicap committees will determine if bunkers are playable on a week by week basis.


POWER LINES:  a player, who hits the power lines on number 14 hole, must replay the shot.  No penalty.


EMBEDDED BALL:  relief from an embedded ball is allowed through the green.


PROTECTIVE SCREENS:  you get relief from the screens on holes 1,3,6,9, and 13.  You get swing relief plus one (1) club length from the screen


GROUND UNDER REPAIR:  you get relief from ground under repair; French drains, the nursery area to the right of holes 7 and 8.


STAKED TREES:  a player may get relief from staked trees without penalty.  A player may take swing relief from the staked tree plus one (1) club length.


IDENTIFYING YOUR BALL:  when identifying your ball or when you take a 6” winter rule move you must mark your ball  before lifting.  If you fail to mark your ball you will incur a penalty of one stroke.


IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION:  interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player's stance or the area of her intended swing.  You must find your nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole, plus one club length.  No penalty


COURSE CONDITIONS FOR POSTING SCORES:  Refer to board motion dated May 21, 2009-if conditions merit no posting of scores, the committee which consists of the Rules and Handicap Chairpersons, will notify members and post the decision in the ladies lounge.




6 INCH BUMP:  Refer to board motion dated August 17, 2006-mark-lift, clean, and place, not closer to the hole except in a hazard.


ALTERED HOLES:  Refer to board motion dated October 12, 2006-if greens have been sanded or there is a temporary green you will putt 1 time and if not in the hole pick up your ball and take 2 putts on your scorecard.  When posting you will post net par.



Additional local rules posted on the scorecard.

Check bulletin board for additional information concerning play.


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Updated 1/14/2013