|2019 Local Rules & Conditions of Competition|
|USGA Qualifier Local Rules and Terms of Competition|
|DDWGA/MVM/MVGA Local Rules and Terms of Competition (and Below)|
|The Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and the R&A govern play. These Local Rules and Terms of the Competition are in effect for all Miami Valley Golf Association Events. Please refer to the Event Notice to Players and Entry Information for modifications, clarifications or additions to these Local Rules and Terms of the Competition.|
|Complete text of the Rules and Local Rules may be found in the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf, effective January 2019 or by visiting|
|Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule is the general penalty.|
|1 - - Defined by the line between the course-side points, at ground level, of white stakes and fence posts. When a penalty area is connected to the out-of-bounds edge, the penalty area extends to and coincides with out of bounds.|
|2 - When a player’s ball has not been found or is to be , the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under . |
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by the original ball or another ball in the (see ) . (Please Review the Event Notice to Players for specific events or locations where this option may not be permitted).
|3 - – Defined by Natural Breaks in Topography, Mow Edges, Red or Yellow Lines or Stakes. When both stakes and lines/mow edges exist, stakes indicate, lines/mow edges define.|
4 - - Defined by white lines.
|5 - White-Lined Areas Tying into Artificially Surfaced Roads and Paths - White-lined areas of ground under repair and the artificially surfaced roads, paths or other identified obstructions that they are connected are a single abnormal course condition when taking relief under Rule . (Relief from )|
|6 - - Include cables, rods, wires and wrappings when closely attached to trees, and artificial walls and pilings when located in penalty areas and bunkers.|
|7 - Pace of Play - See separate memorandum to players for , when applicable.|
8 - Stopping and Resuming Play - Model Local Rule is in effect.
|9 - Practice - Prior to and after a round in stroke play, a player may practice on the designated practice areas. Rule covering practice in stroke play is in effect.|
|10 - Relief from Aeration Holes: Model Local Rule is in effect.|
|11 - Immovable Obstructions Close to the Putting Green: Model Local Rule is in effect.|
|12 - Replacement of Broken or Significantly Damaged Club: Model Local Rule is in effect.|
|13 - Ball Played from Outside Relief Area When Taking Back-On-the-Line Relief: Model Local Rule is in effect.|
|Optional Course Related Items|
|(Please review the Event Notice to Players for locations if Optional Items are in use)|
14 - Drop Zones – When a player’s ball is in a red or yellow penalty area, the player may: take relief under one of the options in () OR, as an additional option under penalty of one stroke, take relief by dropping a ball in and playing from the Drop Zone nearest to the point where the ball last crossed the edge of the red or yellow penalty area.
|15 - Relief Must Be Taken from a - If your ball, stance or area of intended swing is in a , you must take relief under the applicable rule based on the location of the .|
|16 - Internal Out of Bounds – Internal Out of Bounds may be established during play of certain holes. When defined by white stakes, these stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of that specific hole. For all other holes, they are .|
|Terms of the Competition|
|17 - Format of Play - Will be on Event Notice to Players|
|19 - How Ties are Broken for Non-Championship or Qualifying Events - The USGA Regression Method is used. If a tie is not broken after this method, then individual hole scores starting on Hole 18 and going backwards to Hole 1 is used. If a tie is unable to be broken, then a tie will be awarded.|
|20 - When Competition or Match is Final - The competition is final when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee. The result of a match is final when the Committee has approved and posted the result.|
|Uploaded on April 26, 2019 @ 9:21am|