Canyon Springs Senior Men's Golf Association (CSSMGA)
Senior league lateral hazard rules Revised 1-15-14
If you hit a ball into the high weed areas, you MUST hit a provisional ball after briefly looking for your ball. The provisional ball is played from where the ball crossed the hazard line. You may look for your ball again after you have hit your provisional ball and while the rest of the foursome hits their shots. Other players in the group must hit their shots before helping you look. If there is a group waiting behind, you may look only until the rest of your group has hit. If you find your ball it's your choice to play it or the provisional.
If you elect to attempt and fail to get it out of the lateral hazard on your next stroke, you have the following options.
*Hit it again
* Play your provisional ball. If you play the Provisional ball you must count the strokes taken in the hazard plus the penalty stroke.
Lateral hazard borders are defined as the cart path on one side and the edge of the "Bermuda" grass rough (not the mowed weeds) on the other.
Relief from divots and animal and human tracks in sand bunkersIf your ball lands in a poorly filled or unfilled divot you may take a drop out of the divot.
If your ball lands in a depression (animal or person foot print, or rake damage) in the sand bunker you may take a drop in the bunker.
For the above (2) relief situations the ball must be dropped from shoulder height, no closer to pin, and within 1 club length. Not placed or pulled out with the club head. You may clean it.
Maximum score per hole
The maximum score allowed per hole is "NET" double bogie.
In other words, the maximum score is a double bogie plus your handicap for that hole.
If you don't get a stroke on that hole the most you can take is a 5. (yielding a double bogie for competition)
If you get a stroke on the par 3 the most you can take is a 6. (yielding a double bogie for competition)
If you get 2 stokes on a par 3 the most you can take is a 7. (yielding a double bogie for competition)
As a reminder, the sign-up for tournaments is on the website at www.cssmga.com. 8pm the Sunday before Tuesday play is the cutoff time. It is suggested that members click on the sign-up review to verify that they are either on the list for the tournament or have indicated that they intend to cancel.