Golf is played in a round of 18 (or fewer) holes on a course by striking a ball with a club.
Each hole starts with a stroke from the teeing area and ends when the ball is holed on the putting green (or when the Rules otherwise say the hole is completed).
For each stroke, the player:
• Plays the course as he or she finds it, and
• Plays the ball as it lies.
Conduct Expected of All Players
All players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by:
• Acting with integrity – for example, by following the Rules, applying all penalties, and being honest in all aspects of play.
• Showing consideration to others – for example, by playing at a prompt pace, looking out for the safety of others, and not distracting the play of another player.
• Taking good care of the course – for example, by replacing divots, smoothing bunkers, repairing ball-marks, and not causing unnecessary damage to the course.
Playing by the Rules
The “Rules” means:
• Rules 1-24 and the Definitions in these Rules of Golf, and
• Any “Local Rules” the Committee adopts for the competition or the course.
Players are also responsible for complying with all “Terms of the Competition” adopted by the Committee (such as entry requirements, the form and dates of play, the number of rounds and the number and order of holes in a round).
Applying the Rules
(1) Player Responsibility for Applying the Rules. Players are responsible for applying the Rules to themselves:
Players are expected to recognise when they have breached a Rule and to be honest in applying their own penalties.
• If a player knows that he or she has breached a Rule that involves a penalty and deliberately fails to apply the penalty, the player is disqualified.
• If two or more players deliberately agree to ignore any Rule or penalty they know applies and any of those players have started the round, they are disqualified (even if they have not yet acted on the agreement).
When it is necessary to decide questions of fact, a player is responsible for considering not only his or her own knowledge of the facts but also all other information that is reasonably available.
Canterbury Golf Referees Association (CGRA) is available to help Canterbury Golf Clubs with any of the following:
The CGRA committee can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone as below:
|President||Kevin Gwatkin||021 024 65606|
|Vice President||Rosemary Parker||021 256 4271|
|Treasurer||Jenny Tilson||021 430 016|
|Secretary||Owen Tough||021 163 4221|
|Committee||Anthony Alberts||021 247 7557|
|David Page||021 081 00167|
|Bruce Grant||022 422 7251|
|Referees' Convenor||Hank Holt||022 648 7734|
|Rulings & Local Rules||David Page||021 081 00167|
|Kevin Gwatkin||021 024 65606|
|Anthony Alberts||021 247 7557|
|Jenny Tilson||021 430 016|