Well I think it has finally started to rain. With that in mind, I wanted to review our winter rules/preferred lies in regards to our Tuesday play days. The tournament committee in conjunction with the professional staff in the Pro Shop will be determining the morning of play if it is appropriate to grant relief by the temporary Local Rule “Winter Rules(Preferred Lies)”. If so, the tournament committee will display the following information at the check-in table
WINTER RULES IN EFFECT TODAY:
A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned. Closely mown area means any area of the course including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, they must place it on a spot within six inches and not nearer to the hole.
Relief can be taken through the green.
Definition: through the green is the whole area of the course except:
a. The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played: and
b. All hazards on the course. The player may mark, lift and clean the ball without penalty. Before lifting, the player must mark the position of the ball. The player must then place the ball on a spot within 6 inches of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
If the conditions are so adverse we may also implement relief through the green, including rough.
If you are uncertain, please be sure to look for the message displayed the morning of our Tuesday play at the check-in tables.