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.