Committees may only provide local rules in accordance with either Appendix I, Part A of the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited, or with this document. Approval must be obtained should any additional Local Rule be desired – please contact your state association.
Many aspects of this document have been re-produced from the R&A’s “Guidance on Running a Competition.” The information is provided to assist committees in conducting their own competitions.
This document should be read in concert with Appendix I, Part A of the Rules of Golf.
Local Rules - Golf Australia Recommendations (8-7-2009)
In many major events, Temporary Immovable Obstructions (i.e. grandstands, tv towers, etc) may come into play. View diagrams on how to deal with relief situations from these obstructions.
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