The West Kilbride Golf Club
Course open for play. All buggies and trolleys are allowed on the course. Winter greens at 3rd and 15th in play due to bunker work. (updated 26 November at 09:55)

With immediate effect:

Relief from Aeration Holes

"If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:

(a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.

(b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.

But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a."

 

As of Monday 2nd November:

Preferred Lies will be in operation until further notice.

"When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

Limits on Location of Relief Area:

Must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a."

 

 

 From Monday 30th November:

Play will continue from the White, Red and Silver Tees.

Fairways:  When a ball lies between the white posts, all players must either play their ball from the fairway using a mat or lift their ball from the fairway and place it in the nearest semi-rough, not nearer the hole. Mats can be purchased from the Shop at a cost of £5.

A putter can be used from anywhere on the course.

Please follow all trolley guidelines, whether painted or roped off and continue to replace divots and repair pitch marks.

 

Peter McPike
Greens Convener