Pętkowice 2016.08.14 ver.6

  1. Out of Bounds:
    1. the area beyond the fence surrounding the course or beyond white poles/lines marking the boundaries of the course,
    2. the club house,
    3.  driving range and practice green/area.
  1. Ground Under Repair (GUR):
    1. marked by blue stakes,
    2. marked by blue or white lines,
    3. all flower beds. 

      Note: if a player’s ball lies in the area, or if it interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the player MUST take relief under Rule 25-1. 

      PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:
      Match play – loss of hole; Stroke play – two strokes.

  1. Integral part of the course:
    1. natural roads,
    2. mulch bark around trees,
    3. thuja trees on the right side of the 12th hole green
  1. Water hazards:
    Unmarked water hazards are lateral water hazards and a cut edge marking their boundaries.
  1. Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA):
    The water hazard between 15th & 16th holes marked by red/yellow stakes with green caps is an environmentally-sensitive area (ESA) and the PLAYER MUST NOT ENTER THIS AREA.
    If the ball is found in or if it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in an ESA defined as a water hazard or lateral water hazard, the player MUST, under penalty of one stroke, proceed under Rule 26-1. 

    Note: if the ball lies through the green, the point on the course nearest to where the ball lies must be determined that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids interference by the ESA and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of the point so determined on a part of the course that fulfills (a), (b) and (c) above.PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:
    Match play – loss of hole; Stroke play – two strokes.

  2. Obstructions:
    1. movable:
      1. stones in bunkers.
    2. immovable:
      1. all roads and paths with artificial surface,
      2. commercial boards and banners,
      3. trees staked, boarded up or with guy ropes,
      4. all wooden bridges.
  1. Drop Zone:
    If the ball was found in a water hazard located behind the green of 15th hole or if it is known or virtually certain that the ball, that has not been found is in that water hazard, the player may:

    1. proceed under Rule 26-1 or,
    2. with a penalty of one stroke drop the ball in”drop zone”.

Note: When using a „drop zone” the following provisions apply regarding the dropping and re-dropping of the ball:

  1. The player does not have to stand within the dropping zone when dropping the ball.
  2. The dropped ball must first strike a part of the course within the dropping zone.
  3. If the dropping zone is defined by a line, the line is within the dropping zone.
  4. The dropped ball does not have to come to rest within the dropping zone.
  5. The dropped ball must be re-dropped if it rolls and comes to rest in a position covered by Rule 20-2c(i-vi).
  6. The dropped ball may roll nearer the hole than the spot where it first struck a part of the course, provided it comes to rest within two club lengths of that spot and not into any of the positions covered by (e).
  7. Subject to the provisions of (e) and (f), the dropped ball may roll and come to rest nearer the hole than:
    • its original position or estimated position (see Rule 20-2b);
    • the nearest point of relief or maximum available relief (Rule 24-2, 25-1 or 25-3); or
    • the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or lateral water hazard (Rule 26-1).

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE:
Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes

Note !!!

In case of a storm/lightning, the game on the golf course has to stop immediately (Rule 6-8), and the signal (siren / long sound with a firearm) means:

  1. 1 long beep – immediate discontinuation of the game,
  2. 2 short beeps – the resumption of the game,
  3. 3 consecutive signals, repeated – discontinuation of the game, with the possibility of completing the hole (Rule 6-8b).

All distances on stakes, markers and sprinklers are measured to the center of the green.