1. PUTT ALL PUTTS
Completion of each hole is a putt holed out.
Failure to putt out will result in tournament disqualification.
2. COUNT ALL STROKES
This sounds simple and is not to be confused with cheating. (Cheating is not tolerated, club expulsion being the result).
Count all strokes means that during the play of a hole, especially a tough one, it is easy to forget about a "chili-dip",
a shot left in the bunker, a four putt, etc. The intent here is for the foursome to diplomatically challenge a score if anyone
in the group feels it is in error. The challenged golfer should not be offended, but re-count his strokes and verify or correct
his announced score. It is not comfortable to do, but the responsibility lies with the foursome and must be done (verified
or corrected) prior to teeing off on the next hole. If not, the score stands. Everyone in the club benefits from accurate
stroke counting and it is the expectation that each member (or guest) speak up if necessary, whether you have played together
for ten years or met ten minutes ago.
3. ROLLING YOUR BALL (IMPROVING YOUR LIE)
A 6-inch rollover is allowed anywhere, other than in a hazard as defined by red or yellow stakes or indicated on the scorecard.
This means you can improve your lie by rolling the ball but it does not mean you can improve your position. (EXAMPLE: If your
ball lies on hard pan and grass is within 6 inches, you can roll the ball onto the grass for a better lie, however if your
ball is directly behind a tree, you may not move it 6 inches if the move will eliminate the tree as an impediment to
your swing or as an obsticle between your ball and the hole. Thus you can improve your lie but not your position.
4. UNPLAYABLE LIE
Relief from an unplayable is 2 club lengths (longest club in your or your group's bag) not closer to the hole. The penalty
is one stroke.
5. OUT OF BOUNDS
Out of bounds, as determined by the scorecard and white stakes, is assessed as a one stroke penalty. It is played similar
to a lateral hazard and the ball should be dropped 2 club lengths from the spot it went out. Obviously it is to be dropped
no closer to the hole, in either case.
6. LOST BALL (Amended for WGC play)
Lost ball is played from best guess estimate of where it was lost, 2 club lengths not closer to the hole. The penalty is one
7. PLAYING THE WRONG BALL
Playing the wrong ball is a 2 stroke penalty and you must replay the shot from the original spot of your ball.
8. SLOW PLAY
If your group is more than 2 shots behind the group in front of you, you are guilty of slow play, every effort should be made
to close the gap.
9. NUMBER OF CLUBS
Each golfer is allowed 14 clubs (including your putter) in the bag. Penalty for playing with too many clubs is 2 strokes for
each hole, with a maximum penalty per round of 4 strokes.
10. MINIMUM NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS
You must play in 3 tournaments per year to be a member in good standing.
When in doubt about rules, consult the members of your foursome for advice. If there is still uncertainty, seek counsel
from the nearest foursome or contact an officer of the club.