Temporary Local Rules

BUNKERS

When a player's ball lies in a bunker the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
  • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:
  • Limits on Location of Relief Area:
    • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
    • Must be in the bunker.

THE RELIEF AREA MUST NOT BE SMOOTHED BEFORE PLACING.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a."

Note all other rules as defined by Rule 12 of the Rules of Golf remain valid. 

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