Callippe Golf Club tournament play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and its Decisions and, where applicable, the following Local Rules and Conditions, along with additional Local Rules as may be supplied. Complete text of Rules and Appendix I may be found in the current edition of the Rules of Golf. Unless otherwise specified, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is two strokes in stroke play and loss of hole in match play.


1.  Water Hazards: Ball Played Provisionally Under Rule 18-3

If there is doubt whether a ball is in or is lost in the water hazard (specify location), the player may play another ball provisionally under any of the applicable options in Rule 18-3.

If the original ball is found outside the water hazard, the player must continue play with it.

If the original ball is found in the water hazard, the player may either play the original ball as it lies or continue with the ball played provisionally under Rule 18-3.

If the original ball is not found or identified within the three-minute search period, the player must continue with the ball played provisionally.

(You can now play a provisional ball if you think your ball might be in a hazard)


2.  Environmentally-Sensitive Area (ESA) - Interference with Stance or Area of Intended Swing

Interference by an ESA occurs when the ESA interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing. If interference exists, the player must take relief as follows:

Through the Green: If the ball lies through the green, the point on the course nearest to where the ball lies must be determined that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids interference by the ESA and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club length of the point so determined on a part of the course that fulfills (a), (b) and (c) above.

(If your ball is not in ESA but your stance would be you get relief, no penalty)


3.  Drop Zones

We will not use the drop zones at any time in our tournaments.


4.  Local Rule E-5

 “When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance.

For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the relief area  outlined in Rule 14.3)
(If your ball is lost or out of bounds, for a 2 stroke penalty you can use drop procedure in rule 14.3 as opposed to stroke and distance. Once a provisional ball is hit there is not the option for this relief)

Link to this procedure: http://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/2018/golfs-new-rules/Alternative%20to%20S%26D%20Model%20Local%20Rule.pdf