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    Re: Cracks in the ground

    Quote Originally Posted by louise_a View Post
    This is the full wording of our notice.


    Temporary Local Rule providing relief from 'slits, cracks or machine made grooves' through the green


    A local rule has been introduced, with immediate effect, concerning the slits and cracks that have opened up on the course, caused by the excessively dry conditions we are currently experiencing. Your playing partners should agree that relief can be taken before you proceed to take relief without penalty.

    Through the green where a ball is lying in a slit or groove, the player must lift and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. When the ball is dropped within one club length of the nearest point of relief it must first strike the course at a spot that avoids interference by the condition an is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

    This rule will remain in effect until circumstances allow its withdrawal.
    Thank you for posting. I must admit to being surprised that it has been permitted with that particular wording but it would only take the addition of one word, large, to come into line with relevant decision.
    The other bit is in making fellow competitors act for the committee - not good. The rules already cover this properly (you decide, generally if there is slight doubt you check with fellow competitors and, if you disagree with them you either refer direct to the committee or via 3-3. That wording changes this and you are stuck with their opinion - I'm guessing this isn't intended and that they are trying to emphasise that you should just agree and get on with it. Good luck if there is an incident 🤔
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    Re: Cracks in the ground

    I can only assume that the wording was approved/recommended by the county.
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    Re: Cracks in the ground

    Quote Originally Posted by louise_a View Post
    I can only assume that the wording was approved/recommended by the county.
    Even the use of "playing partners"?

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    Re: Cracks in the ground

    Quote Originally Posted by rosecott View Post
    Even the use of "playing partners"?
    'Playing partners' wasn't in the rule quoted
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    Re: Cracks in the ground

    Quote Originally Posted by louise_a View Post
    After consultation with the County, we do now have a specific local rule to cover these cracks.
    Does it include the proviso that relief is not available for stance alone? This is the normal way.

    Incidentally, the inclusion of the reference to a playing partner would make it non-conforming. I'm also surprised that the county would include such a term in their recommendation although it's not in the LR wording.
    Last edited by rulefan; 17-Jul-2018 at 12:54.

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