We are currently playing under the new 2019 rules. We have advertised the major changes, but please ensure that you have a copy of, and are familiar with, the new rule book. At next week's Golf Committee Meeting, the issue of a 'Local Rule' that has been suggested by the R&A and Golf Australia will be discussed. The rule in question relates to 'lost ball, or a ball found to be out of bounds'. Some clubs have introduced this as a local rule.
We would like your opinion on the possible introduction of this local rule at Camden Golf Club. Effectively, the rule would remove the option of going back to the tee (or place of previous stroke) under distance and stroke penalty. Players would take a drop at the 'presumed location' of the lost or out of bounds ball (usually on the edge of the fairway, no closer to the hole) under penalty of two strokes.
If you have an opinion on this topic and would like some input, please speak to one of the following members of this committee prior to next Tuesday, 22 January.
Committee Members - Gary Hunt, Bob Zelesco, Stephen Humphreys, Jim Blaker, Shelley Chapman, Stuart Meani, Kim DeCean, Bill Bell, Susan Miller, Greg Matheson, or send an email to Donna Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org).