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Hankley Common Golf Club

Local Rules & Course Information

Permanent Local Rules

1. ROADS, PATHS & TRACKS

All roads, paths and tracks are integral parts of the course and the ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 19)

2. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green, but not in a penalty area, 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 (Rule 16.1b). 

Temporary Local Rules

3. PREFERRED LIES

Preferred lies are currently in operation:

When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less , the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

Limits on Location of Relief Area:

Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.


Course Information

EMERGENCIES

In the event of an emergency, after calling the emergency services if required, the club can be contacted by calling (01252) 792493.

Defibrillators - The club has two defibrillators, one located on the wall of the clubhouse, by the entrance into the rear of the clubhouse, near the 4th green, (keycode 1000) and one in the toilet hut by the 10th tee, (keycode 2014). 

HEALTH & SAFETY

General - Green staff and the public have priority on the course. the ball MUST not be played when they are in range. Green staff will give way when practicable, please wait until the way is clear or you are called through.

Thunder & Lightning - Players must take individual responsibility for their safety in relation to staying safe from lightning. Whilst the club will sometimes use a claxon to warn golfers and close the course, all golfers are reminded that rule 5.7a allows them to discontinue play and leave the course if he or she reasonably believes there is danger from lightning and we encourage all golfers to do so if appropriate. 

A link to the full health and safety documentation can be seen by clicking here. 

ETIQUETTE

1.  BUNKER RAKES

     After use bunker rakes are to be placed totally outside of the bunker on the T marked area on the  ground.      

2.  TROLLEYS AND BUGGIES

     Trolleys and buggies are to be kept out of all heather and are not
      to be taken between greenside bunkers and the adjacent green.

3. PITCH MARKS

    Please repair your pitch mark on the Green

4.  MEASUREMENTS

   On sprinkler heads in Yards - To the Centre of the Green.








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