SAN CLEMENTE MEN'S GOLF CLUB CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
USGA Rules Shall Apply, Except as Modified by These Local Rules:

1. The area immediately surrounding the wedding building is a no play zone that is to be treated as an abnormal course condition. Free relief must be taken from the no play zone under Rule 16.1f.

2. Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1.

The player also has these three extra options to take relief when such immovable obstructions are close to the putting green and on the line of play.
Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is:
    On the line of play, and is:
    - Within two club-lengths of the putting green, and
    - Within two club-lengths of the ball.

3. A ball coming to rest on or beyond the road on holes 9, 10, 12, 14, and 18 is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes.

4. Staked trees are to be considered young trees and are no play zones.

> If a player's ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies in or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player's stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
> If the ball lies in a penalty area, and interference to the player's stance or area of intended swing exists from such a tree, the player must take relief either with penalty under Rule 17.1e or with free relief under Rule 17.1e(2).

5. PENALTY AREAS. are defined by Red or Yellow stakes (or paint). (Rule 17) Holes #7, 8, 13, and 15. Red stakes used to define the edge are movable obstructions (Rule 15); the red painted fencing is used to define the edge of the penalty area from which you are not entitled to relief if your ball lies in the penalty area (Rule 16). When your ball is not in the penalty area, the fence is an IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION (Rule 16). (Ball touching or under the fence is in the penalty area.) Except when a ball is in a penalty area, a player may take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction as follows: The player must find the nearest point of complete relief which becomes the player's reference point. From the reference point the player defines the relief area which is one club length within the general area, not nearer the hole than the reference point, and complete relief from the abnormal course condition is achieved.

6. ANGLED SUPPORTS (GUY WIRES): Guy wires supporting the Driving Range fence along Holes #1 and 6 are considered immovable obstructions (Rule 15); Swing or Stance relief - The player must find the nearest point of complete relief which becomes the player's reference point. From the reference point the player defines the relief area which is one club length within the general area, not nearer the hole than the reference point, and complete relief from the abnormal course condition is achieved.

7. Flower beds between the 1st green and the 2nd tee, between the 7th tee and the 18th green, and between the 10th and 12th greens are deemed to be ground under repair. If a player's ball is in one of these defined Flower Bed Areas, or, if these areas interfere with the players stance or his intended swing, the player MUST take relief under (Rule 16). The player must find the nearest point of complete relief which becomes the player's reference point. From the reference point the player defines the relief area which is one club length within the general area, not nearer the hole than the reference point, and complete relief from the abnormal course condition is achieved.

8. If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:

(a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.
(b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief underRule 16.1d.
BUT interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.

9. The Committee has not adopted the model rule, which provides an alternative relief option to Stroke and Distance for a Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds. The Stroke and Distance Relief under Rule 18 must be applied in all San Clemente Men's Club Tournaments.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Rule 18.2: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a unless the Committee determines that the player incurred a Serious Breach of the rule in which case the player is disqualified.

10. Model Local Rules G-9 and E12

(a) Rule G9 - The purpose of this Local Rule is to allow the player to replace a club that is broken or significantly damaged during a round. Without this Local Rule in effect, the player would generally only be permitted to either use the club in its damaged condition or repair it.
(b) Rule E-12 - The purpose of this Local Rule is to provide for no penalty in specific circumstances when a ball is played from outside the relief area after taking back-on-the-line relief. Under this Local Rule, a player will not be penalized for playing from a wrong place so long as the ball is dropped in the relief area and comes to rest within one club-length of where it first touched the ground.


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