Electrified Fences Declared to Be Immovable Obstructions. GoRaC 3.2; Decisions 33-2a/15 and 33-2a/16. Local Rule. Revised 2014-11-25. 
IN DEPTH: From GoRaC Chapter 3 Section 2: "It is not permissible to introduce a Local Rule providing relief from a boundary fence even if the Committee’s reasons for doing so are to protect the fence from any damage. However, where the boundary fence is an electric fence, a Local Rule providing relief for a ball lying within a certain distance (e.g. two club-lengths) of the boundary fence is permitted. In these circumstances to ensure the safety of the player, the player can measure the two club-lengths from the fence and an additional club-length in which to drop the ball no nearer the hole." 
 
The Committee may, in a local rule - click to link - declare that the posts of the electrified fence define out of bounds and provide relief as stated above. Note that without a local rule a player whose ball is on the course, inside a boundary fence, is excluded from taking relief from interference with the fence without penalty (see Definitions, Out of Bounds and Decision 24/4).   
The Committee may also declare the area beyond the electrified fence as out of bounds and define the limit of out of bounds with white stakes placed beyond the stakes of the electrified fence and introduce a local rule that declares the electrified fence to be ab immovable obstruction. A player whose ball is on the course may then take relief, without penalty, from interference by the electrified fence.
More information in the section "How to Mark a Golf Course" - Click to link.

Suggested wording. The title and the penalty may be removed when this Rule stands together with other Rules under a specific headline.

Electrified Fences are Immovable Obstructions
Electrified fences are immovable obstructions and a player whose ball is on the course mayexcept when the ball is in a water hazard, take relief from interference by the fence, without penalty, under Rule 24-2. Penalty: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.
Du är här:
Senast ändrad
2014-11-25 10:42