Rule of the week #13 – Red penalty area option eliminated

Hi Ladies,

One of the five relief options available to you last year, if you were in the red penalty area, was to drop your ball on the opposite side from where the ball last entered that penalty area. This option has been eliminated. To be honest, I don’t believe this option would have been to our advantage at Greendale and I would be hard pressed to tell you of any hole that you could have used this option. Just one more thing we don’t need to know!!!!!

Sue

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Rule of the week # 12 – Permitted actions in the penalty area

Hi Ladies,

When you are in the penalty area, you are now allowed to move loose impediments, touch the ground with your hand or club or ground the club when addressing the ball.

Sue
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Rule of the week #11 Touching the line of putt or the green

Hi Ladies,

Last year, you would be penalized 2 strokes if you touched the line of your putt or green when pointing out a target.

Now, there is no penalty for doing these things as long as doing so does not improve the conditions for your stroke.

Sue

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Rule of the week #10 Repairing damage on the putting green

Hi Ladies,

Last year,  you could only repair ball-marks or old hole plugs on the green without penalty. The new rule allows you to repair almost any damage, including spike marks, shoe damage, scrapes and indentations caused be equipment or a flagstick, old turf or hole plugs, animal tracks and embedded objects like stones or acorns.

Damage on the green does not include normal practices for maintaining the course like aeration holes or grooves, irrigation or rain or other natural forces, natural surface imperfection such as weeds or bare areas or natural wear of the hole.

Sue
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