Local Rule

To all Dun Whinny members – please note the following:

With effect from 2nd April 2016 and until further notice the following Local Rule will apply:

“Through the green, a ball that is embedded may be lifted, cleaned and
dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it
lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a
part of the course through the green.

Note: A ball is “embedded” when it is in its own pitch-mark and
part of the ball is below the level of the ground. A ball does not
necessarily have to touch the soil to be embedded (e.g. grass, loose
impediments and the like may intervene between the ball and the soil).


1. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if the ball is
embedded in sand in an area that is not closely-mown.

2. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if interference
by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule
makes the stroke clearly impracticable.


Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes

Please note: ‘Through the Green’ is the whole area of the course except:

a. The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played
b. All hazards on the course

Mike Page
Honorary Secretary
30 March 2016

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