As we all know golf new rules will take effect on Tuesday 1st January , as follows some rules set by the Park Golf Club are as follows:
” Clubs may implement a Local Rule (not for competition) that offers an alternative to the stroke-and-distance penalty for lost balls or shots hit out-of-bounds. A player may drop a ball anywhere between where the original ball was believed to come to rest (or went out-of-bounds) and just into the edge of the fairway, but no nearer the hole. The golfer takes a two-stroke penalty and plays on instead of returning to the tee. ”
The club will not be implementing this rule until later in the year when all the Qualifiers are completed , maybe bring it in for the bottle / turkey trot and the winter league at the end of the year.
A new form of Stroke Play called ‘Maximum Score’ where the maximum score for a hole is set at a specific number
For CONGU Qualifying Competitions the maximum score must be set at a minimum of 5 over par ( par 3 max8 par 4 max 9 par 5 max 10 ) , therefor we will have no non /returns in a stroke play competition.
Golf’s governing bodies are also encouraging ready golf in stroke play and recommend golfers take no longer than 40 seconds over a shot , theirs a few at the club .