Hendricks County Junior Golf Tour

Rules of HCJGT


1.  USGA Rules Govern


2.  CELL PHONES: Should be turned off - First offense: Warning; Second offense: DQ


3.  DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES: A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If,      during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions          that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the              penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.


4.  PRACTICE PUTTING PROHIBITTED: Practice on or near the putting green of the hole last played


5.  STONES IN BUNKERS: Stones in bunkers are deemed to be movable obstructions.


6.  OUT OF BOUNDS: 
     •Defined by inside edge of white stakes and/or property fence posts at ground level.  When defined by a white line, the line              itself is out of bounds. 
    •The inside edge of a paved road or curb defines out of bounds. A ball that is on or beyond the road or curb is out of bounds,          even though it may lie on another part of the golf course.

7.  GROUND UNDER REPAIR: Ground under repair is defined by white lines. Other areas of ground under repair, even when not        marked, include:
     •French drains, which are trenches filled with rocks or stones.
     •Fire ant beds or mounds. (Note: For a player whose ball is in a water hazard and is affected by a fire ant bed or mound, see           decision 1-4/10).

8.  LIFTING AN EMBEDDED BALL: “the embedded ball rule” as written is Appendix I “through the green” is in effect


9.  WATER HAZARDS: R26. Defined by the yellow stakes and/or lines


10.  LATERAL WATER HAZARDS: R26. Defined by red stakes and/or lines.


11.  IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: R24-2. Includes cart paths and their immediate worn areas.


12.  TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: A TIO is a non-permanent artificial object that is often erected in conjunction            with a competition and is fixed or not readily movable. If the course has fans, they are such.


13.  LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS: Wood chips and mulch are loose impediments.


14.  ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS: R25-1b.
          a) Enclosed white line area (except drop zones)
          b) French drains (trenches filled with rocks or stones)
          c) Newly trenched areas
          d) Seams of newly sodded areas - for lie of ball or area of intended swing ONLY.

15.  SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION:
       During suspension of play, once the siren has sounded any participant who plays a shot will be disqualified. All practice areas        are closed during suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open. Players who practice on        closed practice areas will be asked to cease doing so; failure to comply may result in revocation of entry.

16.  SIGNALS FOR SUSPENSION OF PLAY:
         a) Suspension for a dangerous situation: One prolonged siren or air horn blast.
         b) All other types of suspension: Three consecutive air horn blast.
         c) Resumption of play: Two air horn blasts.