LOCAL RULES FOR ALL OGLEBAY PARK GOLF CLUB EVENTS AT CRISPIN GOLF COURSE
The Oglebay Park Golf Club Board of Directors by and through its’ Competition and Rules Committees hereby adopts the following local rules for all Oglebay Park Golf Club Events at the Crispin Golf Course. Unless otherwise stated the penalty for a breach of a Local Rule is the general penalty. Local Rules have the same status as a Rule of Golf for that competition or course.
1) All roads and parking lots, whether paved or gravel, are out of bounds. Any ball touching, on, or over any road or parking lot is out of bounds. Any ball played from one side of a road or parking lot that comes to rest on the other side of that road or parking lot is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes. This includes the service road to the right of hole #9.
2) If a player’s ball comes to rest in a bunker on holes #8, #10, or #13, the player may rake and place his ball without penalty prior to making his next stroke. If no rake is available, the player may use his foot, hand, or club to smooth the bunker without penalty prior to making his next stroke.
3) If a player’s ball is in the penalty area on hole #4, in addition to relief options provided by the Rules of Golf, the player has the option of dropping his ball behind the “drop area” sign to the left of the cart path, whether the drop area is marked or not, with a one stroke penalty.
4) If a player’s ball is in the general area and there is interference by an aeration hole, the player may take free relief by dropping the ball within one club-length of the relief area which must be in the general area, not nearer to the hole, and provide complete relief from the aeration hole.
5) If a player’s ball is on the putting green and there is interference by an aeration hole, the player may take free relief by placing the ball on the spot of nearest point of complete relief either on the putting green or the general area, not nearer to the hole.
6) When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the ball in the fairway within two club lengths of the edge of the fairway no closer to the hole than the point where the original ball is estimated to have either come to rest on the course (lost ball), or last crossed the edge of the course boundary to go out of bounds. Once the player puts a ball in play under this Local Rule the original ball that was lost or out of bounds is no longer in play and must not be played. This is true even if the ball is found on the course before the end of the three-minute search time. But the player may not use this option to take relief for the original ball when that ball is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in a penalty area, or the player has played another ball provisionally under penalty of stroke and distance. A player may use this option to take relief for a provisional ball that has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds.
7) A player must not practice on the competition course before or between rounds.
8) The maximum score any player or team may take on a hole is 9.
9) When a player’s ball comes to rest in his own fairway, he may lift, clean, and place his ball, without penalty, within one club length in the general area.