Latest Rules News Local Rules for Club Competitions Applying Local Rules Commonly Applied Rules of Stroke Play A Guide to the Rules of Match Play Match Play Penalties


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Local Rules for Club Competitions

A set of Local Rules to be used for Club competitions, entitled ‘Club Local Rules’, has been posted on the MiScore and Glenelg Golf Club phone apps.

These Rules have been designed to provide a quick and easy reference for members and visitors to procedures in dealing with rules matters specific to Glenelg.


Applying Local Rules

The following assists Members and visitors in interpreting the Glenelg Golf Club’s local rules.

To be used in conjunction with the Local Rules which can be found in both the GGC app and the MiScore app.

This is available within the Glenelg Golf Club app, together with explanations of commonly applied Stroke play rules.


Commonly Applied Rules of Stroke Play

This is a brief explanation of the Rules of Golf which most commonly come into play—familiarity with them will make you more confident about what you can and cannot do.


A Guide to the Rules of Match Play

Golf is played in two major forms: Match Play and Stroke Play.

In individual Stroke Play a player plays his/her own ball, in the company of others against a ‘field’ of other players, in a stroke, Stableford or par competition, over a designated number of holes ― usually 18, 36 or 72.

In individual Match Play two players – who are opponents ― play against each other on a hole-by-hole basis over a designated number of holes ― usually 18 or 36.


Match Play Penalties

A summary of penalties incurred in breaching the rules of match play.

To be applied in conjunction with the Rules of Golf.

Includes rules specific to match play and relevant rules which apply equally to both forms of play.