Unless otherwise specified, the penalty for violation of a Local Rule is: Match Play: loss of hole - Stroke Play: two strokes. The following Local Rules, together with any specific changes or additions in effect in the host field and decided by the Committee, apply in every Competition under the auspices of the Rules and Championships Committee.

a) A ball is Out of Boundary when it is beyond any wall that defines the boundary of the field. (b) A ball played on one side of a road that is defined as out of bounds and goes to stop on the other side of that road is considered out of bounds. This applies even if the ball stops on another part of the course that is within the limits of the course for the other holes.

a) Obtain Same Distance on Opposite Side for Red Penalty Areas Additional Local Rules for each race will specify which red penalty areas (if any) will have the option of the same distance on the opposite side. Local rule type B-2.1 will be applied only to the penalty areas listed therein. (b) Obviating on the Opposite Side Where the Ball Has for the Last Time Crossed the Edge of the Penalty Area Where the Edge and the Field Limit Coincide When a player’s ball has for the last time crossed the edge of a penalty area where the edge of the penalty area and the field limit coincide, that edge is considered red and it is possible to obviate on the opposite side according to Local Rule Type B-2.1. (c) Dropping Zones for Penalty Areas Where a dropping zone is marked for a penalty area, this is an additional option with the penalty of one hit. The dropping area is an area where to obviate according to Rule 14.3, which means that a ball must be dropped in the area where to obviate and must stop within it.

Local Rule Type E-12 is in effect when obviating back on the line under any rule. Note the options to obviate back on the line in Rules 16.1c(2), 17.1d(2), 19.2b and 19.3b.

(a) Land under Repair i. All areas bounded by white lines including public ways where marked. ii. Sod joints: Local Rule Type F-7 is in effect. iii. French Drains (drainage ditches filled with stones) iv. For holes left by movable obstructions in parts of the general area, you may obviate without penalty for the lie of the ball and the area of the intended movement, but you may not obviate without penalty for interference with the stance you intend to take. b) Inremovable Obstructions i. Areas bounded by white lines and the immovable obstructions attached to them to form a single abnormal field condition. ii. Flower beds (and anything vegetative within them) that are completely surrounded by an immovable obstruction are considered a single abnormal field condition. iii. Roads or paths paved with wood chips or bark. Individual pieces of wood chips are loose obstructions. c) Temporary Water Removal Roller Usage Guidelines,, If a player’s ball lies on the putting green and there is interference with temporary water on the putting green, the player may remedy according to Rule 16.1d or have his or her line of play cleaned of water with rollers. The Committee may clean the greens from water with rollers as long as players are in the vicinity and, if conditions worsen, in order to allow play to proceed, it may authorize a combination of all the above measures. Any use of the rollers should be made across the line of play, must extend a reasonable distance beyond the hole (i.e., at least one club length), and may be made only by authorized personnel of the Committee. d) Limitation on Obviating Interference with Stance in Animal Hole Rule 16.1 is amended to read, “Interference does not exist if the animal hole interferes only with the player’s stance.” (e) Distance Signs or Lines Painted lines or dots in a part of the general area cut at or below fairway height are considered ground under repair from which it is possible to obviate under Rule 16.1. However, interference does not exist if the painted lines or dots interfere only with the player’s stance.

Local Rule Type F-5 is in effect, but is modified as follows: “For a ball lying in the general area, obstruction is permitted to be obviated only when the ball and immovable obstruction are in an area cut off at fairway height or below.”

(a) Bunker liners in their intended location. (b) Wires, cables, casings or other objects when tightly adhered to trees or other permanent objects. (c) Artificial retaining walls and piling when located in penalty areas. (d) Any closed gate attached to a boundary-defining object.

Local Rule Type E-11 is in effect, but only for a ball that hits a power line that is within the bounds of the field and not the support pylon (the shot is nullified and must be replayed).

Examples include, but are not limited to: freestanding advertising boards placed away from the starting areas, easily liftable beverage dispensers, all cameras and their tripods, television microphones, freestanding stands or tripods for transmitting results and data, and all passageway markers.

(a) Stick Replacement: Local Rule Type G-9 is in effect for the replacement of a broken or significantly damaged stick. (b) List of Conforming Drivers’ Heads: Local Rule Type G-1 is in effect. Penalty for performing a stroke with a stick in infraction of this Local Rule: Disqualification. (c) List of Compliant Balls: Local Rule Type G-3 is in effect. Penalty for performing a stroke in infraction of this Local Rule: Disqualification.

(Rule 5.6b) A) During the Conventional Round: In the absence of extenuating circumstances, a group (or a single player or two players in the group), could be timed if, at any time during the conventional round, the total time accumulated by it, exceeds that allowed for the number of holes played, or in the case of the second or subsequent groups, if “Out of Position.” From the time timing begins, The maximum time allowed for a shot is 40 seconds; an additional 10 seconds are allowed for the player in the group who plays first: – the shot from the start to a par 3; – an approach shot; or – a chip or putt. The time allowed to complete each hole, and the entire Conventional Round, will be decided by the Tournament Director and posted on the official bulletin board prior to the start of the round and/or on the player’s scorecard The first group and any other group that started after a Starter’s Gap will be considered “out of position” when, at any time during the round, the total time accumulated by it exceeds that allowed for the number of holes played. Any other group will be considered “out of position” if it is more than one interval away from the group ahead of it and is beyond the time allowed for the number of holes played. Penalties for violation of Local Rule: 1st Offense: warning from Referee 2nd Offense: one stroke penalty (loss of hole in match play) 3rd Offense: general penalty (two strokes in Stroke Play or loss of hole in match play); 4th Offense: disqualification in Stroke Play (disqualification in match play) Penalties apply to the hole where the infraction was committed. If play is delayed between holes, the penalty applies to the next hole. Notes: (a) Timing ends when the group returns to position, but in all cases the time infraction(s) of a player in a timed group will be taken into account for the duration of the lap. A player will not be penalized for a second time foul if he has not been warned that he has incurred the previous one. (b) Players may not be notified that they are being timed. B) Upon delivery of the Score in Stroke Play competition: All groups must complete the conventional lap within the maximum time set by the Committee. It is the responsibility of the players to respect this maximum allotted time (Rule 5.6b). In the absence of extenuating circumstances, two penalty strokes will be added to the hole 18 score for Rule 5.6b infraction to ALL players – Of the first group, if they have exceeded their allotted time by 5 minutes or more. – of subsequent groups if they have exceeded their allotted time by 5 minutes or more AND if they have exceeded their starting interval with the group ahead of them by more than 5 minutes. Notes: (a) The Competition Committee will only consider extenuating circumstances in extraordinary cases. (b) The Committee may deviate from this Local Rule (“maximum times”) before the start of the competition.

The following signals will be used to suspend and resume play: Immediate interruption/dangerous situation a prolonged siren sound. Normal, non-threatening interruption three consecutive short siren sounds. Resumption of play two consecutive short siren sounds When play is interrupted for a dangerous situation, all practice areas will be immediately closed.

(a) Practice Before Stroke Play or Between Stroke Plays (Rule 5.2b) Rule 5.2b is supplemented to read as follows, “A player shall not practice on the field of competition before a stroke or between strokes.” Penalty for Rule 5.2 infraction: see the penalty provided in Rule 5.2.

Local Rule Type G-6 is in effect and amends Rule 4.3a(1) to read, “During a round, a player or caddie shall not travel on any form of motorized transportation unless authorized or subsequently approved by the Committee. (A player receiving a stroke and distance penalty is always authorized).” Penalty for infraction of this Local Rule: General penalty for each hole in which there was infraction. An infraction between playing two holes applies to the next hole.

Local Rule Type G-8 is in effect and amends Rule 4.3a(1) to read: “During a round, a player shall not listen to or watch content of any nature on an audio or video device.


Players must meet the requirements for admission to the competition. (See the General and Specific Race Conditions provided in the current Technical Regulations and/or Entry Forms for each individual race.) Note: Should it be found that a player, at the time of closing entries, does not meet the eligibility requirements, he/she will be excluded from the rankings at any time (even when the competition is closed).

ed as specified in the current Technical Regulations.

The Recording Area may include, but is not limited to: temporary constructions, tents, permanent rooms or other as indicated by the Competition Committee on the official notice board. A player’s score is considered delivered to the Committee when the player has completely exited the Recording Area.

a) Match play: the result of a match will be considered “officially proclaimed” when the result of the match or the pairings for the next round are posted on the official bulletin board or website b) Stroke play: the result will be considered officially proclaimed and the competition closed when the final competition standings are posted on the official notice board or at (c) For qualifying stroke competitions followed by match play: see Rule 20.2e(2).

See what is specified in the current Technical Regulations.

In addition to the provisions of Rule 1.2a regarding a player’s behavior on the course, the Italian Golf Federation has decided to adopt the following code of conduct: (a) the prohibition for players to physically enter all areas designated as “Game Prohibited Zones” and into which access is prohibited; (b) the use of clothing inappropriate for the game of golf; (c) unacceptable behavior, such that the player may be penalized during the round for the following infractions: I. failure to take care of the course, for example: not repairing a pitch-mark, not replanting a sod or not leveling a bunker; II. Use of inappropriate language; III. stick-throwing. Penalties for infraction of the Code of Conduct: 1st infraction: warning by Referee or Committee Member; 2nd infraction: one stroke penalty; 3rd infraction: general penalty (two strokes in stroke play or loss of hole in match play); 4th infraction: disqualification. Note: In cases of serious misconduct (e.g., disrespectful phrases toward the Referee or a Committee Member or for procuring danger to another person) the Committee may apply Rule 1.2a with immediate disqualification. The player is also subject to disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the FIG Rules of Justice. The following Conditions of Race are in effect in team competitions only.

In accordance with Local Rule Type H-2, each team may appoint a person (“Team Advisor”) from whom team members may seek advice and from whom they may receive advice during the ride. Each team, during the Captains’ meeting, must indicate to the committee their respective Team Advisors who are not an outside influence but part of the player.


Inner out-of-bounds: to the right of holes 9 and 18 and to the left of hole 13

The white/green posts indicating out-of-bounds to the right of holes 9 and 18 and to the left of hole 12 are to be considered immovable obstructions to the play of the other holes

High tension wires a ball hitting the high tension wires must be immediately replayed without penalty by canceling the shot.(R.14.6)

Erosions caused by water in bunkers. The player’s stance is not itself interference under this rule.

(a)All ungraveled roads and paths and the graveled lane on the left side of pothole 2. (b) The green tubes adhered to the fence of the out of bounds right hole 10.

The area below the high-voltage pylons. The player must obviate without penalty.

Extended to the whole general area.

At the secretary’s office.


In permanence of prohibiting the use of rakes in bunkers, the ball may be placed within a stick, without penalty, within the same without approaching the hole. When not otherwise indicated, the penalty for infraction of the Conditions of Race or Local Rules is the General Penalty: match play: loss of hole - stroke play: two strokes. For any needs players can call the secretary's office:

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