July - 2016
What does that term mean to you, and why does it affect you?
As I've mentioned before, it's always a good idea when playing a different course to take a peek at their Local Rules, it can save you time and effort, knowing what's allowed and what isn't allowed.
The Local Rules, which are covered under RULE 33-8a, are established by the Committee to allow for various local abnormal conditions, as long as they are consistent with the policies established under APPENDIX I.
We have established at San Clemente a list of Local Rules, that are readily available on our website and on the wall above the posting computer in the pro-shop.
I know the Rules are not important to a lot of people, but sometimes they can help you keep your friends-your friends!
I was asked about the status of the fence on the right side of the 8th hole the other day, and evidently, some players had a disagreement as to how to proceed. Under our established Local Rules, #5 - WATER HAZARDS, the fence is treated as a IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION.
24-2. Immovable Obstruction