Formby Ladies Golf Club

10th hole from 11th 11th hole 3rd green

Local Rules

Immovable Obstructions

Tractor paths and all artificially surfaced roads and paths should be treated as immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under Rule 24-2.

Fixed Sprinkler Heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2.  

In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played, intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty.  

If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two clublengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

Penalty for breach: Matchplay - loss of hole; Strokeplay - two strokes.

Ground Under Repair

Play prohibited. Relief obtainable under Rule 25-1b.

Stones in Bunker

Rule 24-1 applies - these are movable obstructions.

Out of Bounds

Rule 27 - beyond the white posts on right hand side of 15th hole.


  • green and white topped posts are 150 yards to the centre of the green.
  • blue and white posts are directional aids.
  • Squidge - various areas can be affected by 'squidge' which is a slimey, slippery type substance.  This is extrememly hazardous to walk on.

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