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Care of the course: Bunkers

Mary’s Rules Corner Special Edition: Care of the course- smoothing bunkers Golf courses pulled the rakes from bunkers as part safety measures during the COVID19 pandemic.  As a result, the USGA allowed club/courses to apply special local rules giving players free relief from “disturbed” areas of bunkers since players were not able to rake bunkers.…

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Yellow Penalty Areas

Penalty areas on a golf course are marked as yellow penalty area or red penalty area with each having different relief options.  Today’s article will cover yellow penalty areas. A Yellow Penalty Area, usually a body of water like a lake, pond, or creek, will be marked with yellow stakes or lines. Prior to 2019 we…

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Local Rule: Stroke and Distance

Model Local Rule E-5: Alternative to Stroke and Distance for Ball Lost or Out of Bounds In this month’s edition of Mary’s Rules Corner we will talk about the Local Rule that we have in effect for TPWGC that covers the alternative to stroke and distance for a lost or out of bounds ball. It…

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Let’s talk about Loose Impediments!

Welcome to this month’s edition of Mary’s Rule Corner where we will be discussing loose impediments. Wait, what? Why do I need to know about those? Because, in 2019,  there were MANY changes to the Rules of Golf. One of those changes was a lot of relaxing around how Loose Impediments are treated. First, what…

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Mary’s Rules Corner March 2021

Hello TPWGC! Welcome to our new monthly series: Mary’s Rules Corner. Quick introduction here….I am Mary Shepperd, your new Rules Director and look forward to helping you out with the Rules of Golf! ! I have over 15 years of experience volunteering as a Rules Official in both Northern and Southern CA, and have worked…

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Local Rules Update

Hello fellow TPWGC members. The board recently approved an updated set of local rules for our club. An email went out earlier this evening to all members to alert all of the changes. Since not everyone checks their email daily, please be sure to share the news with your fellow members. The updated rules can…