A few Rules reminders for the Weekenders
POSTING SCORES: It is the LEAGUE MEMBERS responsibility to POST any
NON-Weekenders rounds played during the NJSGA SEASON (April 1- November 15)
FAILURE TO DO SO then the player will be removed from the GHIN system and
can still compete in the league but will do so as a SCRATCH golfer.
Rule 10-b Weekenders Rules and Regulations
All Balls should be marked or risk DQ. (provisional should be marked differently)
Tee shots- hit a wayward shot that may be lost hit a provisional,
if you hit the provisional away again, take line of flight and hit 5 from that point.
Trees are not lateral hazards unless noted with red stakes.
If you don't play a provisional
YOU CANNOT go back to the tee or your previous spot.
you drop where your opponents believe it was lost (LINE OF FLIGHT)
and take a 2 stroke penalty (1 in now hitting 4)
White Stakes OB- drop from where you played the last shot hit again with a 1 stroke penalty.
Red/ Yellow Stakes - Lateral or water hazards-
Take the Line where ball crossed the hazard 2 club lengths and hit again, (1 stroke penalty):
you can go into hazard to play the shot but you CAN NOT GROUND your club or
incur a 1 stroke penalty.
Unplayable Lies- for each 2 club lengths = 1 stroke penalty
so if you hit it deep in the woods it may not be an option
so hit a provisional, and play as a lost ball (1 stroke penalty)
Lost Ball- played like white stakes,
YOU MUST GO BACK to the previous spot to re-hit incurring 1 stroke penalty,
OPTION to speed up play -
you may choose not to go back to the previous spot PENALTY is 2 strokes.
However, YOU MUST VERIFY WITH YOUR OPPONENTS WHERE YOUR ARE DROPPING or
AUTOMATIC LOSS OF HOLE in MATCH PLAY (Sgls & Dbls)
So when in doubt always hit a provisional, you are allowed by the USGA to hit the provisional ball
until you PASS the spot where the possible LOST BALL is located.
All hole-by-hole scores must be adjusted using Equitable Stroke Control. (Use the chart below to adjust your hole-by-hole scores.)
Holes Not Played or Not Played Under the Rules of Golf – Post par plus handicap strokes (see section 4-2, USGA Handicap System 2002-2005)
Unfinished Holes and Conceded Strokes – Most likely score (see section 4-1, USGA Handicap System 2002-2005)
Where to Post Scores
Post Where You Play! – This is the preferred method for score posting.
Most Clubs have a computer for posting scores available in the locker rooms or pro shop.
If your club’s handicap committee allows the posting of scores over the Internet, you can post your adjusted scores at www.ghin.com