Local Rules 2019

1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18.2)
Beyond any hedge, wall or line of white stakes defining the boundary of the course. The ESB compound  to the right of the 16th fairway, clubhouse enclosure. The short game area left of the 5th hole. Left of the 6th hole as defined by white stakes. Surrounding the 7th green while playing the 6th hole only.

2. Penalty Areas (Rule 17)
a. Penalty Areas are marked by yellow stakes or lines.
b. Lateral penalty areas are marked by red stakes or lines.
c. Where both stakes are in existence, the line defines the margin.

3. Ground Under Repair (Rule 25-1)
All flowers and shrubbery plantations (except gorse plantations) and areas marked with white lines and areas marked with G.U.R. There are no greenkeepers cuttings piled for removal.

4. A ball coming to rest on a tee box or green other than that being played to or from, MUST be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief, without penalty.

5. Immovable obstructions close to putting green: In addition to the types of interference described in Rule 16.1a, when a ball lies in the general area, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is: on the player’s line of play, is within two club-lengths of the putting green and is within two club-lengths of the ball.  The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.)

6. Fixed Sprinkler heads
All fixed sprinkler heads are immoveable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 16.1
In addition, if such an obstruction on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief.

Without Penalty as follows: If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which a)is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such interventions and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.