OUT OF BOUNDS Rule 27
Beyond white posts on practice field, putting green, patio, car park, practice field and right of the 9th (Warley) hole.
Over any boundary fence or hedge bordering the course. On or over the shingle and driveway to the right of the 9th (Warley) Hole.
WATER HAZARDS Rule 26
The Lake across the 7th & 8th (Warley) Holes, to the right of the 9th (Warley) hole are defined by the natural margins of the hazard, (except by the 8th (Warley) tee which is defined by yellow stakes).
Yellow/Red stakes define the margins of the hazard in all the other ponds and ditches on the Course.
BUNKERS Rule 24-1
Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions.
PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES Rule 24-2b
For the protection of young trees identified by stakes or white bands, the player must take relief as per rule 24-2b.
TEES, TRENCHES & WHITE PAINT Rule 25-1
Areas marked with white paint and trenches filled with sand are “Ground Under Repair” and the player MUST take relief as per Rule 25-1.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS Rule 24-2
The following are immovable obstructions, and are covered by Rule 24-2 of the Rules of Golf:-
The Wishing Well – Footbridges – Bench Seats – Leaderboards – Tee Marker Boards – Protective Netting – Cinder Brokeshell or Stone Paths – Pop-up Sprinkler Heads and Manhole Covers- Cannon- 150 Yard Markers- Drainage Strip.
ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING GREEN
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.”
DlSTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AS PER RULES OF GOLF Rule 14-3/0.5
These are allowed providing they measure distance only.
Should a device measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature etc) the player is in breach of rule 14.3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether such additional functions are actually used.
CHILDERDITCH COURSE BIG HOLES AND FLAGSTICKS
On the Putting Green—If the above interferes on the line of putt or intended swing, the ball may be lifted and placed at the nearest point of relief, but not nearer the hole.
Off the Putting Green—If the above interferes with the line of play, the ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
The ball may be cleaned when lifted on both.
WEDDING AREA ON WARLEY HOLE 9 TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION
On the right of the hole, a ball coming to rest inside the blue post marked area, must be lifted and taken to the nearest of the two dropping zones provided, and dropped in the relevant zone, without penalty- If unable to find the ball, and it is known or virtually certain that the ball is within the area, a ball may be dropped in the nearest zone without penalty.
WINTER RULES—WHEN APPLICABLE
THE FOLLOWING WILL APPLY
LOCAL RULE FOR PREFERRED FOR LIES
A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may, without penalty, be
moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed within six inches of where it originally
lay, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green. A player may move or place the ball once and after the ball has been so placed it is in play. Penalty
for breach of Local Rule:- Match Play- Loss of Hole, Stroke Play- Two Strokes.
WARLEY HOLE 6
For course protection, if a ball comes to rest in the area marked by orange posts, the ball may be lifted, cleaned and replaced within twelve inches, not nearer the hole.
Plugged ball in the rough, lift, clean and drop, not nearer the hole.
Do not attend flagstick except in club competitions.