BRAMCOTE COURSE RULES

COURSE RULES

Below are a set of Rules that will hopefully  answer some of the most common asked questions when playing at Bramcote Waters.

HOLE 1/10

A BALL EMBEDDED IN ITS OWN PITCHMARK IN THE GENERAL AREA MAY BE MARKED, LIFTED, CLEANED AND DROPPED FROM KNEE HEIGHT WITHIN 1 CLUB LENGTH. THE REFERENCE POINT IS THE SPOT RIGHT BEHIND WHERE THE BALL IS EMBEDDED. (rule 16.3)

IF A PLAYER NEEDS TO IDENTIFY HIS BALL OR WHEN PLACING HIS BALL WITHIN A SCORECARD LENGTH UNDER THE WINTER PLACING RULE ( THIS INCLUDES A BUNKER DURING THE CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS) THE PLAYER _MUST MARK THE POSITION OF THE BALL BEFORE LIFTING THE BALL. FAILURE TO DO SO RESULTS IN A 1 STROKE PENALTY. (rule 14.1 )

IF A BALL GOING THROUGH THE BACK OF THE GREEN AND INTO THE TREES IS UNPLAYABLE THE PLAYER HAS 3 OPTIONS UNDER RULE 19.2
1. STROKE AND DISTANCE RELIEF
2. DROP A BALL BACK ON LINE FROM THE FLAG AS FAR AS YOU WANT IN THE GENERAL AREA.
3.LATERAL RELIEF WITHIN 2 CLUB LENGTHS OF WHERE THE BALL LIES NO NEARER THE HOLE.
ALL OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS WILL INCUR A 1 STROKE PENALTY.

HOLE 2/11

The mound of soil extracted from the ditch and the area beyond the ditch that has been damaged by the birds digging for grubs is to be treated as G.U.R. Free relief is available. Determine the nearest point of relief, which includes the stance, and drop the ball within one club length no nearer the hole. You may choose to play the ball as it lies if that is the better option. (Rule 16.1 )

When teeing off, if the ball drifts to the right, in order to take a 1 stroke penalty drop from the lateral penalty area (RED STAKES ), it must be known or virtually certain that the ball is in the penalty area ( RULE 17.1 ) Any doubt then the ball is deemed lost and you must return to where you played the last stroke from under stroke and distance penalty (RULE 18.2 )
3 options are available when taking a drop :-

1. Stroke and Distance
2. Back on a line from the point of entry to the flag as far as you like.
3. 2 clubs lengths from the point of entry no nearer the hole

HOLE 3/12

Once again its time for ” TIPS FROM THE PRO ”

1. The fence to the right of the green is a boundary fence, NOT an obstruction, so there is no free relief available if your swing is impeded by the fence.
The boundary line is the nearest inside point of the fence posts at ground level.

2. A ball striking the telegraph wire or pole must be replayed without penalty. (model local rule E11 )

HOLE 4/13

You only have 3 mins to look for a ball that is hiding. ( Rule 18.2 )

If a ball is unplayable in a bunker ( Rule 19.3 ) you have three options which incur a 1 stroke penalty.
a) Drop a ball within 2 club lengths of where it lies , no nearer the hole but still in the bunker.
b) Drop back on line ,still in the bunker.
c) Return to where you last played from into the bunker.

You may also drop back on line outside the bunker ,but this will incur a 2 stroke penalty.

 

 

HOLE 5/14

1.Prompt pace of play. ( Rule 5.6 ) You only have 40 seconds to play your shot when it is your turn to play. However ready golf is encouraged at all times.

In match play check with your opponent before playing.

2. The pond in front of the green is marked as a yellow penalty area. A ball ending up in the penalty area must be dropped keeping the last point of entry between you and the hole.

This may not always be the best option, i.e. behind a tree or to the right of the pond on the path.
You also have the option of returning to where you played your last stroke from.

HOLE 6/15
On the putting green a player may repair any damage to the surface except damage caused by :-
1. Machines when maintaining the overall condition of the green. Aeration holes, Vertical mowing etc
2. Irrigation, rain or natural forces.
3. Surface imperfections such as weeds, bare areas, diseased or uneven growth. ( Rule 13.1)

HOLES 7/16

Embedded ball (Rule 16.3) must be in its own pitchmark in the general area. The reference point is directly behind the ball and the ball must be dropped within one club length no nearer the hole still in the general area
There is no relief for a ball embedded in a penalty area.

A ball entering the trees on the corner of the hole to the right with no chance of clearing the trees is in the red penalty area.

Holes 8/17
The Anker river to the left of the hole is out of bounds. (Rule 18.2)

A ball entering the ditch between the fairways must be dropped on the side at which the ball entered the ditch and not in line with where it finished. The opposite margin drop is no longer available.

From the 8th tee a ball going over the trees in front of the tee and to the right that is not found, cannot be assumed to be in the penalty area especially if you have looked for the ball outside the penalty area. You must be virtually certain it is in the penalty area to be able to drop there otherwise you have to go back to the tee and take stroke and distance penalty. (Rule 17.1)

Holes 9/18

If your ball goes through the green and finishes near the line of telegraph poles on the ground you are entitled to free relief from the obstruction. Find the nearest point of relief and drop within one club length. This may be in the wood chip area. The individual wood chip pieces are loose impediments and may be removed but if the ball moves you incur a one shot penalty and the ball must be replaced.
There is no free relief if something other than the telegraph poles stops you playing a stroke i.e. The hedge
If your ball goes right off the tee it could be either in the penalty area or beyond it near the 6th green. If you look beyond the penalty area and cannot find it, you will need to find it in the penalty area to be able to take relief where it entered the penalty area otherwise like the 2nd and 8th its back to the tee.

 

 

MEMBERS JUNE + JULY COMPETITIONS

Now the Course has reopened the following competitions will be taking place…

 

Reminder to ensure Tee-times are booked

May – Aug  Weekly Comp  – GOODE CUP /ORTON JUG – Stableford
With effect from 18/5 two 9 hole rounds can be played per week over the first 3 weeks. This will bring the comp back in line with the fixture list by w/c 8/6.
Entry fee £5.00

 May – June Weekly Comp  – GT CUP – Stableford
This can be played every Tues from 19/5 up to 16/6 in order to catch up. Thereafter as per fixture list.You may play the GT cup alongside the Goode if you have entered both comps. Please note handicaps may differ depending on results in the Goode.
Entry fee £4.00 then £0.50 per round

 GILKS SHIELD /SUE PRIOR CUP / REYNOLDS JOUST
Entry for the above competitions will close at 2.00pm on Sunday 31/5.

As soon as i have a full list of entrants i will make the draw and inform everyone accordingly. Please note that due to the reduced time span for these comps the completion dates for each round may have to be shortened.

JUNE

6th / 7th June Medal.  As per the original fixture list with the exception that it can be played either sat or sun

Sat 13th / Sun 14th June The following 3 comps to be played
Entry conditions as above – All are Stroke play

Hitachi Facit – Comp for handicap 28 and above  – Stroke play

Neil Jenksinson – Lowest Net score – Stroke play – 0-27 handicap

B Hughes – Lowest Gross score – Stroke play – 0-27 handicap

Ladies Jubilee Trophies – Stroke play

Sat 20th / Sun 21st June   –  Ian Campbell /Donna’s Decanter – Bogey comp against the Course par

JULY

WEDS JULY 8th
Ladies 4 Ball Better-Ball

SAT – SUNDAY JULY 4/5TH
July Medal

SUNDAY JULY 12th
Ladies 4 Ball Better-Ball
Millennium Pairs

SUNDAY JULY 19th
Juniors Competition Day

 SAT/SUN 25/26 JULY
36 Hole Club Championship

Bramcote hosted successful PGA Charity Day

 

Bramcote Golf Course hosted the PGA Charity day event in October and our very own Pro & PGA Midlands captain Nic Gilks has given the Association’s Benevolent Fund a £1,000-plus boost by the donating the proceeds from the successful  golf day

Nic chose the charity that helps PGA pros who have fallen on hard times to be the beneficiary of the annual event staged by the regional captain.

“The PGA Benevolent Fund does a great job for pros and I was more than happy to support it by holding a fundraising pro-am at  Bramcote,” explained Gilks.

Fifteen teams, each comprising a PGA Professional and three amateurs, took part in the day which raised £1,435 for the fund.

“The cash came from entry fees and an auction which included fourballs donated from a number of clubs in the area,” added Gilks.

“I’m delighted with the way the day went and can’t thank the 60 players who took part in the day and the clubs that donated auction items enough.”

The pro-am was won by Ben Jones and his trio of amateurs – Suresh, Ram and Jayesh Patel who are all members of Bramcote Waters.

In addition to the golf, a novelty competition was staged on each of the club’s nine holes. These included bowls, rugby, football, javelin throwing, putting the shot and frisbee golf.

A number of Bramcote members took part in the fund raising day  and with the success of this event , hopefully it wont be to long before the club host another.

 

LADIES SECTION AT BRAMCOTE

LADIES SECTION AT BRAMCOTE

The Ladies Section at Bramcote meets every Wednesday morning and typically plays 9 holes of golf. It may be a Stableford competition or sometimes we “Waltz”, “Double our Luck” or “Texas Scramble”. After which we meet in the club house for lunch and a chat. There are also 9 hole and 18 hole club competitions to enter on other days of the week and at weekends.

If you are looking for somewhere to play golf in a relaxed atmosphere or are a complete beginner, Bramcote Waters is the ideal club for you.