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All members are requested to exercise proper etiquette on the course and pay particular attention to the following:
Note: Continuous practice from any single spot on the course is not permitted.
1. Out of bounds – A ball is out of bounds when it lies (a) Outside any boundary fence on the course or (b) within the designated practice area which is defined by white marker posts whilst playing any hole or (c) to the left of the white marker posts adjacent to the 4th fairway.
2. Penalty Areas – Any burns or ditches that are unmarked are defined as a Penalty Areas. For the avoidance of doubt the burn to the rear of the 10th green and the ditch to the rear of the 3rd green are defined as Penalty Areas.
3. Integral Part of the Course – The cottage on the right of the 9th hole, the ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable.
4. Ground Under Repair (GUR) – Any area marked with blue stakes or enclosed with white painted lines. Relief must be taken from all areas of GUR. All stone filled drainage ditches are defined as GUR.
5. Dropping Zones – Dropping zones are provided at the rear of the 3rd green and to the left & right of the 10th green. If relief is taken from either of the penalty areas behind these greens and it is impossible to drop the ball within two club lengths not nearer the hole, the player may, under penalty of one stroke drop their ball in the nearest allocated drop zone.
6. Embedded Ball – A ball embedded in its own pitch mark anywhere through the green may be lifted, cleaned & dropped without penalty.
7. Tractor Marks – A ball lying on tractor marks may be lifted and dropped without penalty.
8. GPS Measuring Devices – GPS Measuring Devices may be used in competition play for measuring distance only. Any device which has the capability of measuring other factors such as wind speed, temperature, slope etc are not allowed in competition play.
9. Dress Code – Football or Rugby Shirts are not allowed on the course
PLEASE NOTE:- All bridges are considered to be Immovable Obstructions (Abnormal Course Condition)
Extract from Rule 16-1 Abnormal Course Condition
Meaning of Interference by Abnormal Course Condition. Interference exists when any one of these is true:
If the abnormal course condition is close enough to distract the player but does not meet any of these requirements, there is no interference under this Rule.
Except when the ball is in a penalty area, a player may take relief from interference by an Abnormal Course Condition as follows:
(i) Through the Green: If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief.
PLEASE REFER TO RULES OF GOLF FOR COMPLETE DEFINITION OF RULE 16
Please replace turf and smooth out bunker footmarks.
Remember: Look after your course. Replace divots. Repair damage to putting green.
Indemnity: All golfers and visitors use the facilities of Shetland Golf Club entirely at their own risk. Course users are cautioned to take extra care on the Golf Course when negotiating footpaths, bridges, uneven ground, and water courses.
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