- A Friendly ReminderThis picture shows what is occurring with more regularity on our greens. Do you find this unacceptable? If so, please inform anyone you see doing this to please clean their shoes before they go onto our greens.
If the above does occur we do have recourse.
Rule 16-1a (i) does make it clear, however, that when removing a loose impediment from your line of putt, you may not press anything down into the green, and 16-1d forbids you from “roughening or scraping” the surface of the green (which refers to testing the condition of the green). So, to put it more succinctly, feel free to sweep away the sand, but sweep cautiously.
Sand cannot be swept away or moved on the fringe or shorter grass near and around the green. ONLY ON THE GREEN!
The new Rules of Golf took effect on January 1, 2019.Rules Committee Chairman Bryon Harvie helped us understand the new rules at our December 18th meeting. Refresh your memory with a look at the USGA’s explanation of each of the changes.
Course FlyoverWatch an approximately two-minute video of our golf course as seen from above. This was produced and edited by Kenneth Graham, of Cloud 9 Aerial Media.