Local Rules

Local Rules for Kokopelli Ladies League

Fairway stakes and painting on the sidewalk: Blue 200 Yards; White 150 Yards; Red 100 Yards

We also have information on our Etiquette page with some rules that apply to the Ladies League.

All water is lateral water. Rule 26-1 c = The player may under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball outside the water hazard with in two club-lengths of and not nearer the hole than the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or a point on the opposite margin of the water hazard equidistant from the hole.

Mud or water areas are a free drop. Trees that are staked are a free drop. Out of bounds are defined by boundary walls, fences, and white stakes.

RESTROOMS are located after Hole 6 and in front of the 14th tee box on the right.

Hole 1 - the driving range is OB on the right side and has white stakes. ON HOLE 1, the Out of Bounds area by the driving range area is marked by some white paint and stakes.

Hole 9 - out of bounds on the right is the street.

Hole 18 - OB on the right side and has white stakes. The range balls are yellow and hole 18 has put up a new large screen to prevent range balls from hitting you.

The AWGA and the USGA recommends that all clubs adopt this new rule as they have in their tournaments. It will be a benefit to the players. You can see the video explanation at this website:
http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/2017-local-rule/2017-local-rule-resources.html
ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF BALL ON PUTTING GREEN
"Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player's ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player's ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player's ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced."
Added: November 2017

Kokopelli Local Rules added 11/15/2017 and 1/31/2018
----- Your executive board has approved and put into immediate affect these local rules. They will help in the pace of play.
They will be for our Kokopelli Ladies League on Tuesday Play only.


----- " Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.

----- " Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty. This is if no casual water in the bunker. ....

If water in the bunker, it is best described in this video .... https://www.thoughtco.com/bunker-filled-with-water-1561342 --added 1/31/2018 USGA Rule 25-1(b). If casual water in the bunker one-stroke penalty to take ball out of bunker. No penalty to move to dry spot in bunker.

---- " Simplified way of taking relief: A new procedure for taking relief by dropping a ball in and playing it from a specific relief area; relaxed procedures for dropping a ball, allowing the ball to be dropped from just above the ground or any growing thing or other object on the ground. Scroll down on this webpage and watch the video on dropping your ball:
http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/rulesarticles/spring-newsletter/taking-relief.html