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Burbank  Men's  Golf  Club  Rule Sheet

During BMGC tournaments, we will not be using the new local rule "E-5"

Please play a provisional ball when you are uncertain if the original shot is in play and remember to limit your search time to 3 minutes.

Barrancas: Played as a lateral water hazard and as a water hazard when marked with yellow stakes. Proceed

          under the appropriate lateral or water hazard penalty procedure.


Bridges: A ball coming to rest on a bridge crossing a barranca is considered to be in the barranca. See the

       barranca rule on how to proceed.


Cart Path: A ball coming to rest on a paved cart path or dirt/wood chip path that is used as a path,

                 hardpan/dirt service road, or extension of any of the above, may take free relief from the point

                 where the ball rests.


Out of Bounds: Identified by white stakes and boundary fences and defined by white paint.

Interior Protective fences: Stance and swing relief only, no line of site.  Determine the nearest point

                                           of relief and drop within one club length, no nearer the hole.

Special  Notes

•    A Ball crossing the farthest point of a barranca is out of bounds.

•    Rocks in bunkers are deemed as loose impediments and may be removed**

     **Burrowing animal holes, French Drains, and fallen trees are considered "Ground Under Repair"

•    A ball crossing over, under, or through the protective fence on hole 2 requires a mandatory drop of two club lengths and a 

     one-stroke penalty.

•    The cement walls by hole 2 and 3 green are immovable obstructions, stance and swing relief not line of sight.

•    The telephone poles by hole 8 are defined as an integral part of the golf course. Play the ball as it lies or take and unplayable drop.

      No free relief is permitted.

•    The old cart storage barn between holes 17 and 18 is played as an immovable obstruction, stance and swing relief not line 

      of sight.

•    Pace of Play policy will be in effect for all BMGC events. 4.5 hours for a regular event, 4.75 hours for a major. Violation of this

     policy will equal a two stroke penalty for each member of the group.

•    During stroke play events, play must continue until the ball is holed or the maximum score is reached, whichever comes first.**

     All shots must be played as they lie unless a lift/clean/place determination has been made by the tournament committee.

    **For a regular BMGC stroke play event, the maximum score you can take on a hole is a "Net Double Bogey."

Revised September, 2021.

*If you are ever uncertain of a ruling play two balls and see the rules committee after the completion of your round for the ruling. *

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