Winter Rules End
With effect from Sunday 7 May 2006 ‘winter rules’ relief may no longer be taken.
The discontinuance of ‘winter rules’ does not affect the prevailing Local Rule that permits relief for an embedded ball ‘through the green’; as follows:-
RELIEF FOR EMBEDDED BALL
Through the green, a ball which is embedded in its own pitch-mark in
the ground, other than in sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and
dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The
ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the
Exception: A player must not obtain relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for him to play a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this local rule.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
Match play: Loss of hole
Stoke play: Two strokes
5 May 2006