Rules

INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

August 22nd  - August 25th, 2018

The local rules on club score card or notice board do not apply!!!

I. LOCAL RULES
1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27-1)

Beyond any fence or white stakes defining the boundary of the course.
On or beyond any white line defining the boundary of the course. When both stakes and lines are used to indicate out of bounds, the stakes identify out of bounds and the lines define out of bounds.
Holes 9 and 18 : A ball which crosses a road defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds, even if it may lie on another part of the course.

2. Water Hazards (including Lateral Water Hazards) (Rule 26)

Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes or yellow lines. Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes or red lines. When both stakes and lines are used to indicate a water hazard, the stakes identify the hazard and the lines define the hazard margin.

3. Abnormal Ground Conditions (Rule 25-1)

Interference by a hole, cast or runway made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird with a player's stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under Rule 25-1.

4. Environmentally-Sensitive Area – Hole 12

Hole 12: The zone indicated by white-green posts, is an Environmentally-Sensitive Area.

Taking stance and playing the ball in this zone is strictly forbidden.
A ball lying in this zone is “OUT of BOUNDS”. The player must proceed under Rule 27-1b.

It is strictly forbidden to enter the ESA zone on hole 12 (except on the path)

5. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 24-2)

Sponsor boards.
White lined areas adjoining any areas defined as immovable obstructions are to be regarded as part of the obstruction and not ground under repair.
Landscaped garden areas surrounded by an obstruction are part of the obstruction.
Paths and roads, covered by synthetic rubber, are immovable obstructions.
Hole 1 & 10: the path between hole 1 and 10, leading to the New Course, is an immovable obstruction

6. Stones in Bunkers

Stones in Bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies).

7. Embedded Ball Through the Green

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

Exceptions:

1. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if the ball is embedded in sand in an area that is not closely mown.

2. A player may not take relief under this Local if interference by anything other than the condition

covered by this Local Rule makes the stroke clearly impracticable.

3. The ball is embedded in the face of a bunker that consists of stacked turf (whether grass-covered or not).

 

 

8. Abnormal Ground Condition (GUR) (R 25-1)

Any area encircled by white lines.
Any area encircled by blue lines or blue stakes: play prohibited.
The nursery on the right hand side of green 17 is GUR. Play prohibited: relief must be taken; as an additional option of relief under R 25-1 the dropping zone may be used.

9. Accidental Movement of Ball on putting green.

Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Note:

If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES 1 – 9:

Stroke Play – Two strokes

10. Distance-Measuring Devices

A player may obtain distance information by use of a distance- measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14‑3.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE 10:

Stroke Play – Two strokes. For subsequent offence - Disqualification

 

II. CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION
1. Eligibility

Players must meet the eligibility provisions established in the entry conditions for the specific competition.

2. The Ball (Note to Rule 5-1)

The ball the player plays must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R&A. An updated List of Conforming Golf Balls is available on the R&A’s website (www.randa.org).

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

Disqualification

3. Practice between holes in Stroke Play (Note 2 to Rule 7)

Between the play of two holes, a player must not make any practice stroke on or near the putting green of the hole last played and must not test the surface of the putting green of the hole last played by rolling a ball.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

Two strokes at the next hole.

In the case of a breach at the last hole of the stipulated round, the player incurs the penalty at that hole.

4. Driving Clubs

Any driver the player carries must have a clubhead, identified by model and loft, that is named on the

current List of Conforming Driver Heads issued by the R&A.

Exception:

A driver with a clubhead that was manufactured prior to 1999 is exempt from this condition.

PENALTY FOR CARRYING, BUT NOT MAKING STROKE WITH, CLUB OR CLUBS IN BREACH OF CONDITION:

Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred).

If a breach is discovered between the play of two holes, it is deemed to have been discovered during play of the next hole, and the penalty must be applied accordingly.

Any club or clubs carried in breach of this condition must be declared out of play by the player to his fellow-competitor immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. If the player fails to do so, he is disqualified.

PENALTY FOR MAKING STROKE WITH CLUB IN BREACH OF CONDITION:

Disqualification.

5. Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b)

When play is suspended by the Committee for a dangerous situation, if the players in a match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7.

The following signals for suspending play are used:

Discontinue Play Immediately: one prolonged note of siren

Discontinue Play: three consecutive notes of siren, repeated

Resume Play: two short notes of siren, repeated

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

Disqualification

6. Use of mobile phone

Use of a mobile phone by a player or caddie on the golf course is not recommended. However, in case of emergency or danger (for medical reasons, etc.) or to call the tournament office, a mobile phone may exceptionally be used. In any case a mobile phone should be switched off or in silent mode in order to avoid distracting the other players.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

Use of a mobile phone to ask for or give advice in breach of Rule 8-1: disqualification (R14-3)
Use of a mobile phone as authorised by the Rules but distracting other players:

First offence: the player is guilty of a breach of etiquette and should switch off his mobile phone.
Subsequent offence: the player is guilty of a serious breach of etiquette and the Committee may impose a penalty of disqualification under Rule 33-7.

7. Restriction to who may serve as a Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4)

A player is prohibited from having a professional golfer serve as his caddie during the stipulated round.

8. Transportation

Players must not use electric trolley during a stipulated round
Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorised by the Committee.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITIONS 7 and 8:

Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred).

If a breach is discovered between the play of two holes, it is deemed to have been discovered during play of the next hole, and the penalty must be applied accordingly.

A breach must be discontinued immediately upon discovery that it has occurred. Otherwise, the player is disqualified.

9. Pace of Play (Note 2 to Rule 6-7)
a) Time Allowed

Each hole has been given a maximum completion time based upon the length and difficulty of the hole as well as upon the walking distance between the holes. The maximum time allotted for the completion is:printed on the score card.

b) Definition of Out of Position

The first group and any group after a starter’s gap will be considered to be “out of position” if, at any time during the round, the group’s cumulative time exceeds the time allowed for the number of holes completed. Any following group will be considered “out of position” if it is more than the starting interval behind the group in front and has exceeded the time allowed for the number of holes played.

c) Procedure when group is Out of Position

Rules Officials will monitor pace of play and make a decision whether a group that is “out of position” should be timed. An assessment of whether there are any recent mitigating circumstances, e.g. a lengthy ruling, lost ball, unplayable ball, etc. will be made.
If a decision is taken to time the players, each player in the group will be subject to individual timing and a Rules Official will advise each player that they are “out of position” and they are being timed.
The maximum time allocated per shot is 40 seconds. 10 extra seconds are allowed for the first player to play:
on a par 3 hole;
his approach shot; and
a chip or putt.

The timing will start

when a player has had sufficient time to reach his ball,
it is his turn toplay and
he is able to play without interference or distraction.

On the putting green, timing will start when the player has had a reasonable amount of time to lift, clean and replace his ball, repair ball marks and clear loose impediments on his line of putt. Time spent looking at the line from beyond the hole and/or behind the ball will count as part of the time taken for the next stroke.

Timing ceases when a group is back in position and players will be advised accordingly.
Procedure When Again Out of Position During Same Round:
If a group is “out of position” more than once during a round, the above procedure will apply on each occasion. Bad times and the application of penalties in the same round will be carried forward until the round is completed. A player will not be penalised if he has a second bad time before being advised of his earlier bad time.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

1 bad time : Player will be warned by the Rules Official and told that if he has a further bad

time he will be penalised.

2 bad times : Penalty of One stroke

3 bad times : Further Penalty of Two strokes

4 bad times Disqualification

10. Returning a Score Card

The player must, within 10 minutes after finishing the last hole of the stipulated round, verify and return his own scorecard in the Tournament Office. A player who fails to do so, may be disqualified by the Tournament Committee.

A player is deemed to have returned his scorecard once he has handed over his card to an Official in the Tournament Office and he has left the “Recording Area”.

11. Close of a Competition

When the final results sheet has been placed on the official notice board, the result of the competition is deemed to have been officially announced.

 

III. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Forecaddies

Forecaddies will be put out on the course

They will be signalling flag information as follows:

Red Flag: BALL NOT DETECTED
Green Flag: BALL DETECTED

2.
 Distance markers to the front of the green

White disc 200 m (only on par 5)

Yellow disc 150 m

Blue disc 100 m

Red disc 50 m

3. Doubt as to procedure (R.3-3)

When during play of a hole a competitor is doubtful of his rights or procedure, and no referee is readily available, play of a second ball in accordance with R3-3 is encouraged to avoid undue delay.

4. Refreshments and snacks

Available at the turn.

 

Committee                                             Rules Comittee

                                                         

Anne Marien                                          Philippe.Gille, Chief Referee

Charles Marien                                      Patrick Van de Water

Baudouin Nagelmackers                       Alain Vandebos

Philippe Gille                                          Nicolas Douilliez

                                                               Pierre Estas