Bridgend Golf Club Byelaws

BRIDGEND & DISTRICT GOLF CLUB BY-LAWS

A. Local Rules of the Course

1. General

  1. Replace divots on the fairway
  2. Rake bunkers
  3. Repair pitch marks on greens

2. Out of bounds (Rule 27.1)

  1. Beyond any boundary fence, walls, or line of white stakes or line
  2. In the ditch to the rear of the 6th, 8th, 15th and 17th greens
  3. Beyond the fence at the 5th and 14th tees.
  4. When playing the 17th medal hole to the right of the line of post running up between the 16th and 17th fairways between the two ditches

3. Water hazards (Rule 26):

  1. Parts of the burns marked with yellow stakes or lines are water hazards
  2. Parts of the burns marked with red stakes or lines are lateral water hazards

4. Ground under repair (Rule 25.1):

  1. Areas marked as Ground under repair by enclosed white lines
  2. Depressions or ruts caused by green-keeping equipment 
  3. Within the marked area surrounding the “well” on the 5th and 14th fairways

5. Young trees:
If staked or taped trees, trees which are less than 6 feet tall, or trees identified by grow tubes interfere with a player’s stance or area of intended swing, then the player may take relief under rule 25.1

6. Wrong Greens including Footgolf Greens:
On any green not in play including winter greens if a ball is touching them it must be lifted and dropped in accordance with rule 25.3

7. Stones in bunkers
These are movable obstructions.  Rule 24.1 applies

8. Overhead power lines:
If a ball strikes an overhead power line the player must play another ball from as near as possible to the spot from which the original ball was played – rule 25.5

9. Any temporary local rule as defined on the notice board: 
Penalty for breach:  Match play loss of hole; Stroke play 2 strokes

10. New 2019 Rules of Golf:

The Committee has set the maximum score for any hole to be par +5 shots ie 9 for a par 4 hole and 8 for a par three.

This means that a player who reaches the maximum score will lift his ball and record the maximum score on their card. This is in line with CONGU guidelines for handicapping purposes.

Note that while the above local rules are phrased for the eighteen hole course, they apply equally to the nine hole course minus references to holes 10 to 18.

B.      The Club Championship.

Bridgend Golf Club Handicap categories for championship

Category 1: – handicap 13 and under
Category 2: – handicap 14-21
Category 3: – handicap 22 and above

The above categories may be altered from time to time due to the overall distribution of handicaps amongst members.

Exact handicaps to be used to determine category

Club Championship qualifying will take place on consecutive days over one weekend.

Club Championship qualifying will be based purely on gross scores.

The best 4 gross scores will qualify for the Club Championship regardless of handicap category.  If a qualifier cannot play in the following semi-final for any reason then he will be excluded from the competition and the player with the next best score will be invited to take his place. If necessary, this procedure will be repeated until 4 players are in place.

A player with a handicap in category 1 or 2 who does not qualify for their respective category with their gross score cannot be relegated to a lower handicap category.

Of those remaining the lowest 4 scores in Category 2 and the lowest 4 in category 3 qualify for their category semi-finals.

Within each category the players will be listed from 1- 4 in order of qualifying total scores with the lowest being in position 1 and highest in position 4.

The semi-final draw will be 1v4 and 2v3 in each category.

The category 1 or (club champion) final is played over 36 holes with a lunch break in between rounds.

The categories 2 and 3 finals will be held over 18 holes.

C.      2’s Sweep

In general, a 2’s sweep will be run on all Club competitions for individual players with the exception of Open competitions.

After each competition the holes on which a 2 have been carded will go into a draw to determine the winning hole.
Depending on the number of players who have carded a 2 at that hole they will either win the sweep outright or share it.

If only one hole has had a 2 recorded at it then the player(s) who have carded a 2 there will win or share the pot.

If no 2 is carded in a competition then the sweep money will be carried forward to the next qualifying competition.

In the event that there is no 2 carded in the last qualifying competition of the season the sweep money will be awarded to the winning team in the end of season Texas Scramble.