BAGS Junior Tour
Local Rules and Conditions of the Competition
For All Competitors, Bantam and up
The Rules of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (R.C.G.A.) and its Decisions on the Rules of Golf
plus these Local Rules and Rules Amendments govern all play.
Unless otherwise provided, penalty for a breach of a Local Rule or Condition is:
Match Play – Loss of Hole Stroke Play – Two Strokes
1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27)
Defined by the nearest inside points of white stakes and/or boundary fence posts at
ground level; when defined by a white line on the ground, the line itself is out of bounds.
2. Water Hazards (Rule 26)
Defined by yellow lines or yellow stakes; Lateral Water Hazards are defined by red lines
or red stakes; the lines are in the hazard.
3. Roads and Paths (Rule 24)
Artificially surfaced roads and paths are Obstructions. White lined areas tying into roads
and paths have the same status as the road or path, and thus they are obstructions and not
ground under repair. The line itself is part of the obstruction.
4. Ground Under Repair (Rule 25)
(a)Areas defined by white lines;
(b) French Drains which are exposed trenches filled with stones;
(c) Flowerbeds and Nurseries, except those in hazards, are ground under repair from
which play is prohibited.
5. Integral Parts of the Course
Cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees, liners in bunkers, and
artificial walls and pilings when located in hazards are integral parts of the course.
No relief without penalty.
6. Stones in Bunkers (Rule 24-1)
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.
7. Wood Chips and Mulch (Rule 23)
Wood chips and mulch are loose impediments.
AMENDMENTS to RULES
1. Embedded Ball (Rule 25-2) extended to include areas “through the green”.
2. Aeration Holes: relief is available ONLY for the lie of the ball.
3. Seams of Cut Turf: relief is available ONLY for the lie of the ball.
4. Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA); Areas of the course Requiring Preservation:
players who go into or play from posted ESA’s are subject to penalty.
5. Distance Measuring Devices
A player is prohibited from using a distance measuring device during a stipulated round.
Penalty for breach – Disqualification.
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. Pace of Play (Rule 6-7)
A player will be subject to penalty if he unduly delays play.
2. Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b)
Discontinue Play Immediately: One long note of siren
Discontinue Play: Three consecutive notes, repeated
Resume Play: Two short notes, repeated
Penalty for Breach – Disqualification
3. Electronic Devices
The use of cell phones, radios, audio players and the like are prohibited during
competition play. Players in breach of this condition may be subject to disqualification.
4. Drop Areas
Local course Drop Areas are NOT in use unless otherwise stated.
Optional Condition in Appendix I/C-8 is in effect:
Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless
authorized by the Committee.
Effective 1 Jan 2012