Burrowing Animal. No Relief with Players Stance. RoG, Definitions, Abnormal Ground Conditions and Burrowing Animals and Rule 25-1a Note. Decision 20-2c/7 and 23/11. Local Rule/Temporary Local Rule. Revised 2013-12-02.
IN DEPTH: RoG, Definitions, Abnormal Ground Conditions:"An “abnormal ground condition” is any casual water, ground under repair or hole, cast or runway on the course made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird." 
RoG, Definitions, Burrowing Animal:" A “burrowing animal” is an animal (other than a worm, insect or the like) that makes a hole for habitation or shelter, such as a rabbit, mole, groundhog, gopher or salamander."
RoG, Rule 25-1a Note: ": The Committee may make a Local Rule stating that interference by an abnormal ground condition with a player’s stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under this Rule." 

When there is a large area with holes, casts or runways made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird it might happen that a player who takes relief under Rule 25-1b or c gets is interference from another hole, cast or runway. To avoid a few of these situations the Committee may, under Rule 25-1a Note, in a local rule deny the player relief from holes, casts or runways made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird to the players stance
Note that under Rule 25-1b this local rule is applicable through the green, in a bunker, on a putting green and on a tee but not if the ball lies in or touches a water-/lateral water hazard.

Suggested wording. The headline and the penalty may be removed when this Rule is placed together with other local rules under a specific headline.

Burrowing Animal. No Relief with the Stance
Interference by hole, cast or runway made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird with the players stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under this Rule. Penalty: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.
 
Du är här:
Senast ändrad
2013-12-02 18:07