The following tournament conditions and permanent local rules have been prepared by the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf's Committee on Rules and Courses. The full text of the rules may be consulted in the current edition of the Rules of Golf.
1.- Out of bounds.- Defined by white stakes, white lines, perimeter fences and/or stone walls (inside of the wall).
Internal out of bounds between holes 8th and 5th 6th During the play of hole 8th , only, the part of the course located at the right hand side of this hole, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds. The stakes are deemed immovable obstructions when playing hole 5th and 6th
2.-Abnormal Ground Condictions.- Defined by blue stakes.
3.-Immovable obstructions.- Rule 24/2. Artificially surface roads, WC, grids, distance stakes, sprinkler heads, staked young trees, and the green painted metal irrigations boxes.
The protection fences on the tees of holes 4th and 18th are considered Immovable obstructions.
4.-Movable instructions.- Stones in the bunkers.
5.-Water hazard on hole 6th and 13th .- As an additional option under Rule 26-1, for a ball in the water hazard, the player may drop a ball under penalty of one stroke on the area marked ZD/DZ located ahead of the ladies tee.
Note: The lateral water hazards defined by stone walls, the limits will be defined by the external side of the wall.
The following conditions shall apply pursuant to Rule 33-1 and until further notice to all tournaments sponsored by the Andalusian Royal Golf Federation.
The driver carried by the player shall have a head, identified by the model and the angle, which is included in the updated list of admissible driver heads published by R&A Limited.
2. BALL SPECIFICATIONS (Rule 5-1)
3. TEE-OFF TIMES (Rule 6-3a)
4. SPEED OF PLAY (Rule 6-7)
In the absence of extenuating circumstances, a group may be timed if the permitted time is exceeded, and when out of position in the case of a second or subsequent group.
The permitted time shall be determined by the Tournament Director or by the Head Referee and shall be published on the official notice board.
Out of position shall mean a delay in relation to the tee-off interval and the preceding group.
In the event that the first player takes longer than 50 seconds to take an approach shot (including the tee-off shot on a par three hole), chip or putt, or 40 seconds in the case of a tee-off shot, or any shot in the case of a second or third player, the golfer shall be considered guilty of slow play.
A player in a group that is being timed shall be considered guilty of slow play during the round even if the group subsequently recovers its position or completes the round within the permitted time.
Penalty for infringing this condition:
- One slow play incident: verbal warning from the referee.
- Two slow play incidents: one-stroke penalty.
- Three slow play incidents: two-stroke penalty.
- Four slow play incidents: disqualification.
- Players will not be advised that they are being timed.
- Timings will be taken from the moment it is deemed by the referee that it is the player’s turn to play.
5. SUSPENSION OF THE GAME due to a dangerous situation (Rule 6-8b)
6. TRANSPORT (Appendix I.9)
7. TOURNAMENT RESULTS
When the final results sheet is placed on the official notice board, the tournament results shall be deemed to have been officially announced and the tournament closed.
SECTION B. LOCAL RULES
The following permanent local rules, together with any additional rules or corrections published at the course by the Test Committee, shall apply until further notice during all tournaments sponsored by the Andalusian Royal Golf Federation. Rules printed on the scorecard, if any, shall not be considered.
1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)
Land that is beyond the boundaries of the course or any part of the course marked as such by the Committee.
- Where the out of bounds is marked using white stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports), the out of bounds line is determined by the inside points of the stakes or fence posts at ground level. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or beyond that line.
- Out of bounds may also be marked by a continuous line. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or beyond that line.
2. WATER HAZARD (Rule 26)
Water hazards are all areas marked with yellow stakes or lines. Yellow lines, if any, mark the edges of the hazard.
Lateral water hazards are all areas defined by red stakes or lines. Red lines, if any, mark the edges of the hazard.
Note: Drop zones for water hazards:
Where there are drop zones for water hazards, the ball may be played under Rule 26 or may be dropped in the nearest drop zone to the point where the ball crossed into the hazard, incurring a one-stroke penalty. A ball dropped in the drop zone shall not be redropped if it settles within two club lengths of the spot where it first hit the ground, even if it rolls outside the drop zone or closer to the hole.
3. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 25)
a) All closed areas marked “GUR”.
b) All closed areas marked by white or blue lines, including spectator areas marked by white or blue lines.
c) Drainage ditches filled with gravel.
d) Any gaps between sods on the course that interfere with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing. All gaps that interfere in this way shall be treated as a single gap for the purposes of Rule 20-2c (redrop).
4. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (Rule 25-1)
Relief shall be denied for interference with the player’s stance by a hole, cast or runway on the course made by a borrowing animal, reptile or bird.
5. EMBEDDED BALL
A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in any closely mown area, other than sand, may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay, but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course
(Relief extended through the green other than sand)
6. MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-1)
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
7. IMMOVABLE OBSRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)
Zones marked by white or blue lines next to areas defined as immovable obstructions shall be deemed part of the obstruction and not ground under repair.
8. OVERHEAD WIRES
If a ball strikes electricity power lines or overhead wires, the stroke shall be cancelled and immediately repeated, without penalty (Rule 20-5). If the ball cannot be immediately recovered, it may be replaced. Exception: when a ball strikes a cable that emerges from the ground, the stroke shall not be repeated.
9. TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Appendix I)
When a ball lies in, on or below a temporary immovable obstruction or so close to the obstruction that it interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, and relief is required, if drop zones have been marked the player shall drop the ball in the nearest drop zone.
10. METAL AND WOODEN FENCES
Metal and wooden fences (barring separate sections of fence) placed to control spectators shall be treated as immovable obstructions. When the ball lies inside the fence, the closest relief point shall be determined, without crossing over, through or below the fence, and Rule 24-2 shall then be applied. When the ball lies outside but within four club lengths of the fence, and provided the fence is between the ball and the hole, or the ball lies within one club length of the point at which the fence may be between the ball and the hole, the ball may be lifted and dropped, without penalty, inside the fence, in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i) and, under that Rule, the point in the course closest to where the ball lies shall be the closest point inside the fence that
- is not nearer to the hole than the original position of the ball;
- avoids interference as defined by Rule 24-2;
- is not in a hazard or in a green.
The ball may be cleaned when lifted in this way.
- Separate sections of metal fences are movable obstructions subject to Rule 24-1.
- The player may not obtain relief under this clause 10 if it clearly not reasonable to play a shot due to interference by anything other than an immovable obstruction.
PENALTY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF LOCAL RULES
Except where a penalty is assigned to a rule, the following penalties shall be applied:
- Scoring by holes: loss of the hole
- Scoring by strokes: two stroke
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