Greater Toronto Area Golf Association
The following Conditions of Competition and Local Rules apply and details may be found in the 2016 Golf Canada Rules of Golf and their Appendices as referenced on page numbers below.
8. Close of Competition: The competition shall be deemed closed when all scores have been approved by the GTAGA Rules Committee.
9. Metal Spikes Prohibited: Shoes with metal spikes or traditionally designed spikes are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition is disqualification.
SECTION 'B' - LOCAL RULES
1. Water hazards and Lateral Water Hazards, Stakes and Lines - Rule 26: When both stakes and lines are used, stakes identify hazards and lines define margins. Water hazards are defined by yellow lines, lateral water hazards by red lines.
2. Abnormal Ground Conditions - Rule 25
i) Defined by areas completely encircled with white lines including areas marked as gallery crosswalks. French drains (trenches filled with rocks, stones or the like) are deemed to be ground under repair even though unmarked
ii) For the lie of the ball or area of intended swing ONLY: seams of new sod when located through the green.
NOTE: all seams forming part of the condition are to be treated as the same seam for the purposes of redropping (Rule 20-2c)
3. Turf Plugs on Putting Greens: Turf plugs on putting greens are deemed to have the same status as hole plugs and thus may be repaired as prescribed in Rule 16-1c.
4. Embedded Ball Rule Extended to "through the green": See appendix 1- page 127.
5. Immovable Obstruction - Rule 24-2: White lined areas tying into artifically surfaced roads, paths or obstructions are declared to be part of the obstruction and not ground under repair. When curbing is located immediately adjacent to cart paths, it is deemed to be part of the cart path.
6. Integral Part of the Course: Includes (a) wrapping, wires, cables and other objects when closely attrached to trees or other permanent objects, (b) artifcial walls and/or pilings when located within water hazards or within and/or used to define the margins of bunkers.
7. Out of Bounds: Defined by white stakes and/or perimeter fencing. When the inside edge of a road or curb defines out of bounds, a ball that crosses such boundary is out of bounds even though it may lie on another part of the course.
8. Scoring Area: The scoring area may include but is not limited to trailer, tents or rooms. A player's scorecard has been returned to the committee when the player has exited the defined scoring area with both feet.
9. Distance-Measuring Devices - Page136: A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to guage or measure other conditions that might effect his/her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional fuction is actually used.
1. When a player plays a second ball under Rule 3-3, the player must report to the Committee in all areas, including when they believe they have scored the same with both balls. Page 40
2. Caddies must wear soft soled shoes.
GREATER TORONTO AREA GOLF ASSOCIATION
Anne Edgar Dodds-Hebron
Jack Niewland Worden Teasdale
Other on site Rules officials