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.

     •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.

          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.

       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.

         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.