Marine Memorial Local Rules
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(Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf, and by the following Local Rules)

January 2017

AREAS OF REMOVED CART PATHS:  The areas where cart paths were removed are deemed to be Abnormal Ground Conditions in accordance with Rule 25-1.

BALL ACCIDENTALLY MOVED ON PUTTING GREEN:  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, partner, opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.  (Full text of Local Rule at Rule)

CEMENT DRAINAGE SWALES:  Deemed to be immovable obstructions unless marked as water hazards or lateral water hazards.

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:  The use of devices that measure or gauge distance only is permitted in accordance with the Note to Rule 14-3.

EMBEDDED BALLTHROUGH THE GREEN:  The Local Rule as prescribed in Appendix I is in effect.

FLOWERBEDS/DROPPING ZONE:  A ball coming to rest in a flowerbed MUST be lifted, may be cleaned, and dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief or within the dropping zone on Hole #9. Rule 25-1.

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO THE PUTTING GREEN:  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, without penalty, lift, clean, and drop the ball at the nearest point to where the ball lay that: a. Is not nearer the hole. b. Avoids intervention. c. Is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

OUT OF BOUNDS:  Out of bounds is defined by the nearest inside edge at ground level of white posts.

POWER LINES:  If a ball strikes an elevated power line, the stroke is cancelled and the player MUST play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5.

STONES IN BUNKERS:  Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.

WATER/LATERAL WATER HAZARDS:  Where a concrete ditch liner exists, the margin of the hazard is defined by the course-side edge of the liner. The bridges on Holes #12, #15, and #16 are immovable obstructions within the margins of the hazards.  For a ball lying outside a hazard, relief without penalty may be taken from a liner or bridge interfering with the player’s stance or intended swing in accordance with Rule 24-2.  

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