IDENTIFYING YOUR GOLF BALL --12-2. Identifying BallThe responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player. Each player
should put an identification mark on his ball.If
a player has reason to believe a ball at rest is NOT his and it is necessary to lift the ball in order to identify it,
he may lift the ball, without penalty, in order to do so. Before lifting the ball, the player must announce his intention to his opponent in match play or his marker or a fellow-competitor in stroke play and mark the position of the ball. He may then lift the ball and identify it, provided that he gives his opponent,
marker or fellow-competitor an opportunity to observe the lifting and replacement. The ball must not be cleaned beyond the extent necessary for identification
when lifted under Rule 12-2.
*Penalty for Breach of Rule 12-2
- Loss of hole; Stroke play
- Two strokes
THE "LOCAL RULES" sheet is always posted at the
sign in table as well as the 1st Tee. The reason for the posting of this information is to make our members aware of specific
changes as to how we are playing the course due to weather, course conditions, local rule changes, etc.
It is the responsibility of the player to make himself aware of this
posted information. Therefore, effective immediately, any deviation from these changes by the player, (except
information received from one of the Rules Committee personnel or the Executive Board Officers), will be subject to penalty
as directed by the Rules Committee.
we have said in the past and continue to preach, where there is a question regarding a ruling, you SHOULD
play a second ball and finish out the hole with both balls. You then MUST bring the facts to the committee for the proper ruling. When playing a second ball, it is
believed by the Committee that your intention was to use the score from the second ball if the relief is granted. We thank
the players involved for their honesty and integrity.