AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION

1. To promote and extend knowledge of the Rules of Golf.

2. To provide suitably trained and graded referees to officiate at golf matches and tournaments.

3. To educate and examine members and prospective members in order to determine their suitability as golf referees and the grading of members

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2017 Basic Rules Courses

We will be running a course that covers the main rules likely to be encountered in a round of golf.  Even if you have been playing for some time, Rules do change, and people are often surprised by what they learn at these popular sessions.

The course is held over two nights.  Numbers are limited at each venue, so please register to book your place.

The cost of the course is just $10 which can be paid on the first night.

Dates:

Royal Auckland - The Grange Golf Club (held at The Grange clubhouse)

Monday, February 20 and Monday, February 27 - Both sessions are 7pm to 9pm


North Shore Golf Club

Monday, March 6 and Monday, March 13  - Both sessions are 7pm to 9pm


Please email brucelh@xtra.co.nz to register


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New Local Rule now available

Club and tournament committees may now publish a Local Rule that will enable a player to avoid a penalty if the ball lying on a putting green is accidentally moved as a result of the action of the player.

If the Committee wishes the adopt this Local Rule, the following wording should be published where players normally check for Local Rules.

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Accidental Movement of a Ball on the 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.”

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As with all Local Rules, ambiguity may result if the full wording is not used. Publishing abridged versions, as is very often the case with the 'Clean and Place' Local Rule, will lead to confusion.

Please also note that Committees have no authority to extend this Local Rule to Through the Green.  It is solely for a ball lying on the putting green at the time it is accidentally moved as a result of the action of the player.


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AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION

1. To promote and extend knowledge of the Rules of Golf.

2. To provide suitably trained and graded referees to officiate at golf matches and tournaments.

3. To educate and examine members and prospective members in order to determine their suitability as golf referees and the grading of members