Updated on January 6,
2017 – Main Section Updated were Tuesday Guidelines (I, t)
SIR 146 GOLF RULES
appearing on this page have been approved by the 2016 SIR Branch 146 Golf
Committee (GC). The members of the Golf Committee are Frank Rockwell (Chair), Jim
Barry, Ed Brands, Joe Fuchs (Scheduler), Dan Holland, Bill Laws, Ed Marlovits, Paul
Masta, and David Steinberg (Treasurer).
I. TUESDAY GUIDELINES
146 has a standing morning tee time at Boundary Oak Golf Course. The start
time can vary throughout the year but typically begins between 8:30 a.m.
and 9:15 a.m.
are out there to have FUN
golfers are eligible to play if a member of Branch 146 or a guest
assist in this goal, tee times will be scheduled for participating golfers
is ASSUMED to be PLAYING
a golfer is unable to play, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED they notify the Golf Committee
no later than 6:00 p.m. Sunday by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR per the Sign
Out Sheet provided for golfers at check in. Sunday
evening FINAL tee times and pairings will be communicated by Email
most Tuesdays, Times and Pairings are created randomly giving everybody a
chance to play with everyone else.
times and pairings are also emailed to the Boundary Oak Pro Shop.
- Late cancellations,
defined as any cancellation made after 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening, and
Tuesday no-shows have become a problem for Boundary Oak and the Sir 146
golf scheduler. As a result, a policy was implemented in that those
individuals will not be scheduled for Tuesday Golf until they pay a $5 fee
($10 if it is a tournament day) to our Treasurer or Scheduler. Once
collected, the individual will be reinstated in the scheduling process for
Tuesday Golf. Of course, if we made an error, the golfer will not be
assessed a fee or removed from our Tuesday pairings.
- In the event of a prediction of
significant rainfall or occurrence of significant rainfall or some other
bad weather event, the GC, at their discretion, will report via Email that
the No-Show/Late Cancellation policy will be waived for the upcoming
Tuesday. This could typically be
done on Monday or early Tuesday. In the event of
unexpected rainfall or bad weather on a Tuesday, the GC may also choose to
waive the No-Show/Late Cancellation policy for that day. This could be done on Tuesday or a
subsequent day. If the No-Show/Late Cancellation is waived for bad
weather, there will be no prize fund distribution for that day. The
No-Show/Late Cancellation fee will also be waived if the golf course
declares it a “golf cart” only day and the golfer elects not to play.
facilitate weekly play, a starter will be assigned to check-in golfers,
maintain a Move-up list, and reassign golfers on the Move-up list to fill
the places of golfers failing to check-in by their assigned starting time.
The starter will also provide the closest-to-the-pin placards to the first
group and, if playing, will pick-up the placards or, if not playing, ask a
member for the final foursome to pick-up the placards. Following
completion of all play, the starter or his designee will mail the
completed scorecards using the envelope provided. The duties of the
starter will rotate among all active golfers. Golfers will be notified in
advance of their turn to serve as starter. If for some reason a golfer is
unable to serve as a starter, it is imperative he notify a member of the
Golf Committee prior to his scheduled time. (If a Starter is a No Show he
will be assessed a 1 month penalty in which he will not be scheduled for
at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tee time
- Check in with
the SIR Starter located in the Boundary Oak Grill. He has the Pairing
Sheet with your current handicap as well as the above mentioned Sign Out
- Players will be allowed to move up
- If openings occur AND you have
previously signed up to play
- If you have not signed up for
golf that day or are on UFN (see p. below) you are still welcome to play
but you will be in the last group and are not eligible to be on the move
in and Pay at the Pro Shop as normal
the Rules of Golf except as modified by Branch Rules (see below)
the Gentlemen’s Ready Golf & Pace of Play Guidelines (see below).
recommendation and Branch Guidelines are that players with a handicap of
25+ play from the forward tees. SIR added 75+ years of age. Playing from the Forward tees is
permitted and encouraged for any player, at any time.
back-up score card should be maintained for verification purposes. At
least 2 players need to sign the Official score card after it was
verified against the back-up score card. Official card must be placed in
the score card envelop in the Grill.
important: ENJOY THE DAY!!!
NCGA guidelines, all golfers are required to post their scores. After
Playing remember to post your score to ensure the course handicaps fairly
reflect each golfer’s current ability.
The most convenient
ways to record your score is using the computer in the Pro Shop
immediately after completing your round. If you forget to enter your score
before leaving the golf course or prefer to post at home, you can also
enter it online at www.ncga.org. A
golfer that does not post their score by 6 p.m. on Thursday will not be
eligible for the prize fund that week.
- UFN (Until Further Notice): A SIR
146 golfer who signs out on UFN will not be included in the golf pairings
until he changes his designation.
While on UFN you may still be scheduled to be a starter unless you
contact the Golf Committee to indicate you are
unable to perform the tasks of the starter. You should contact the Golf Committee at
least one week before you plan to return to play so you can be included in
the pairings and not be placed at the end of the list. If you return to
play while on UFN status you are welcome to do so but you are subject to
rule l. 2 above.
- For there to be any prize fund
distribution on a particular day, 24 players must complete their round
(except if it is a bad weather day per j. above).
after Playing (time permitting), try to come into the Grill and enjoy your
Cancellations for Away Golf are defined as any cancellation occurring
after 6 p.m. on the Sunday before the event. A Late Cancellation or No
Show for an Away Golf event will result in a $10 fee payable to our Treasurer
or Scheduler. Those individuals
will not be scheduled for Tuesday Golf or Away Golf until the fee is paid.
Once collected, the individual will be reinstated in the scheduling
process for Tuesday Golf and Away Golf. Of course, if we made an error, the
golfer will not be assessed a fee or removed from our pairings process. (Exception: if a scheduled player or a
family member has a medical emergency that arose after pairings have been
sent out, he will NOT be fined a “Late Cancellation” or “No Show” fee).
II. GENTLEMEN'S READY GOLF & PACE OF PLAY GUIDELINES
play is our priority and must be applied when undertaking all of the below
up with group in front – try to reduce gaps. Stay ahead of the group
people sharing cart – driver protocol: To the extent possible, avoid
playing serially. For example, drop a player off to look for his ball
while the second player hits his shot, and then return to player looking
for ball. Avoid driving a player to his ball and waiting until he hits
before driving to your next shot.
vs. walker shot protocol: Cart player should hit even if he is not away,
and then move to an appropriate location. Do not wait for walker to
approach and hit his shot.
player furthest from pin is not ready, the person ready to hit should hit
and then move to an appropriate location.
your group is falling behind teeing off after putting is encouraged to
keep up, even if others are still putting.
for lost ball – no more than 5 minutes. We have previously reduced penalty
to 1 stroke in order to speed up play.
quickly to the next tee. Recording of scores needs to be completed at the
next tee, not near the green that has just been played.
- Carry extra tees, markers and an extra ball in your
pocket at all times.
- If the group ahead is too close for the longer
hitters in your group perhaps there is a shorter hitter in your group that
can hit away.
- For cart path golf, take several clubs to preclude
having to return to the cart for another club.
- Begin reading the green and lining up putts as soon
as you begin approaching the green. Do not wait for your turn to begin
reading your putt.
- When chipping around the green have your putter with
- Pay attention to the tee shots in your group. It
will help locate shots not in the middle of the fairway.
decisions regarding your next shot while approaching your ball or while
waiting for others to play.
safe and appropriate, wave up groups on Par 3’s. Players on the green must
move to a safe location (e.g. behind the green) before waving up the next
putting is encouraged (i.e. player putts until he finishes, as long as he
doesn’t stand in another player’s line).
- All members of the
Golf Committee have been authorized to act as marshals of slow play. As
such, they will help identify slow groups and let them know that they need
to pick up the pace. Please cooperate when this occurs and do your best to
speed up play.
- Players should play from the appropriate tees as
long as the tee box they play is indicated on the scorecard. Here are our
1. Recommend play from the Forward tees
for those players 75 years of age or older, or handicap indexes of 25 or
2. Playing from the Forward tees is
permitted for any player, at any time.
III. BRANCH RULES
understand and follow of the Golf Rules compiled by the USGA except as
lie: the ball may be moved 6 inches, no nearer the hole, except when the ball
lies out of bounds, in a bunker, or in a water hazard.
Ball: For pace of play, a golfer may place a new ball in play for a ball
assumed to be lost or to be out of bounds. (See note below for definition of
out of bounds.) The new ball shall be
dropped in the fairway near the point where the original ball was last
observed. A one stroke (1) penalty is added to the golfer’s score.
of one (1) foot or less may be conceded and counted as one (1) stroke.
measuring devices of all types may be used for SIR 146 sponsored events. Note:
Other SIR events may have restrictions limiting the capabilities of distance
measuring devices which can be used in Area and State events.
of bounds” is any area beyond the boundaries of the course. Boundaries may
be defined by lines, stakes or fences. On hole #11 at Boundary Oak, if you
are in the maintenance yard (i.e. beyond a fence), you are considered OB
and a ball should be dropped and played at the nearest agreed upon
location with a one stroke penalty (per our SIR 146 rule). You may also
hit a provisional ball (at the time your foursome tees off) and play a
stroke and distance penalty. If you ball rests in the chip area, then you
get a SIR 6-inch bump.
Golf Rules, golfers have several options when a ball is known or virtually
certain to be in a water hazard. A golfer may play the ball as it lies or
under penalty of one (1) stroke proceed in accordance with Rule 26-1,
Relief for Ball in Water Hazard.
golfer whose ball is lost in a regular water hazard marked with yellow stakes
may (1) play a new ball at the spot from which the original ball was last
played or (2) drop a new ball on a line from the hole through the point where
the ball entered the hazard. A golfer may go as far back on that line as he
golfer whose ball lies in a lateral water hazard marked by red stakes, may (1)
play a new ball at the spot from which the original ball was last played, (2) drop a new ball within two club lengths
no nearer the hole on either side of the hazard or (3) drop a new ball on a
line from the hole through the point where the ball entered the hazard. A
golfer may go as far back on that line as he wishes.
a ball is not known or virtually certain to be in a water hazard,
it should be considered to be a lost ball and a golfer should proceed
under the SIR 146 rule.
(I, p) above, a golfer that does not post their score by 6 p.m. on
Thursday will not be eligible for the prize fund that week.