We Do More
The following rule was has been a tradition of the AHMGC at this time of the year and will be in effect from November 1, 2017 until May 2018
The ball must be in your own fairway, it may be marked, lifted, cleaned and replaced within one club length from the spot lifted.
During the winter months at Antelope Hills Golf Course, there are three permanent holes/cups for each green, and the flag is rotated by the staff of the Course Superintendent to each of these holes, while the other two have plugs. This also has promoted the playing format of "Pick Your Hole". The AHMGC Board of Directors has approved the following rule when this format is played:
In order to qualify for a "Hole-in-One" on a par three(3), the ball MUST be holed out where the flag is inserted. If a player's ball comes to rest on a temporary hole plug, the ball is lifted, cleaned, placed next to the hole, remove the plug and putt out for a two (2).
Should there be any questions or comments concerning this rule, please bring them to the attention of Dennis Reilly or Ron Weiss.
May 24, 2019
ANTELOPE HILLS MEN’S GOLF CLUB
LOCAL RULES and CONDITIONS of COMPETITION
USGA RULES GOVERN ALL PLAY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED BY LOCAL RULES.
1) ALL CART PATHS AND SERVICE ROADS ARE IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS. No Penalty, Nearest Relief, one club length, no nearer to the hole. Rule 16
2) ABNORMAL CONDITIONS SHALL APPLY ON THE GREENS ONLY WHEN GREENS HAVE MULTIPLE HOLE LOCATIONS AND COVERS No Penalty, Nearest relief when a cover is in the line on the putting surface, one club length maximum, no nearer to the hole Rule 16
3) OUT OF BOUNDS, Defined by white stakes/perimeter fences, over public roads and onto another part of the course or off the course also LOST BALL Penalty, Stroke and distance. Rule 18
4) UNDUE DELAY/SLOW PLAY, Penalty, First Offense, one stroke, Second Offense two stroke, Subsequent Offense, disqualification.
5) DOUBT TO PROCEDURE, player may play two balls on hole and submit situation and both scores to the AHMGC Committee for a decision. Rule 20.1c(3)
6) GROUND UNDER REPAIR (circled with white lines), also Aeration Holes, Nearest Relief, one club length, no nearer to the hole Rule 16
7) IF A BALL STRIKES ANY UTILITY LINE (power, TV, telephone, etc.) during a club sponsored round, the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball as nearly as possible from the spot which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 11 (Making Next Stroke from Where Previous Stroke Made).
8) Bridge crossing the Penalty Area on Hole #17, SOUTH. A ball on the bridge is considered to be in the Penalty Area. The bridge is considered an immovable Obstruction, but there is no relief without penalty.
- Hit the ball as it lies on the bridge without penalty.
- Incurring a 1 stroke penalty, proceed under rule 17-1
- 1. Proceed under stroke and distance by playing a ball as near as possible to the spot where the original ball was played or
- 2. Drop a ball behind the Penalty Area, keeping the point at which the original ball crossed the margin of the hazard in line with the Flagstick.
HIAS (Handicap Index Adjustment System)
In January 1992, Section 10-3 of the USGA Handicap System manual, Reduction of the USGA Handicap Index based on exceptional tournament scores, was put into effect. Section 10-3 is designed to reduce the Handicap Index of a player who scores much better in tournaments than in casual play. While it is true that some competitors do play better in competition than they do in everyday casual play, it is the opinion of many in the USGA that most competitors seem to “not” score as well in competition as they do in their casual rounds. There are competitors that finish near the top quite often, yet never seem to play well enough to have their handicap reduced under Section 10-3. THE AHMGC recognized that we had similar circumstances in our events. In speaking with AGA officials, it was suggested to look at the system designed by Dean L. Knuth and used by many of the Western States already. HIAS was designed by Dean L. Knuth who was the Senior Director of Handicapping for the USGA. We have, liberalized our system to be less punitive as our point system is 3, 2, 1, rather than 5, 4, 3 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. In addition, it should be noted the system does not denote “cheaters” it simply identifies members who finish in the winner’s circle more than the average member, or members who seem to do consistently well in tournaments when balanced against the average AHMGC member. The USGA Handicap System is designed to try and ensure all members are competing on an equal basis.
We fully support that philosophy for all our members.
Monday and Wednesday
Handicap Index modifications are made on the first of each month
Mondays and Wednesdays/Special Events are evaluated separately
The system will recommend a 3 point decrease to current handicap index of 150% or more and a 2 point
decease of current handicap index between 149% and 140%.
The Handicap Index modification will remain in effect until the player's percent of top 30 players drops
Monday Points are accumulated over last 12 consecutive months played.
Wednesday and Special events Points accumulated over last 12 consecutive months played.
Win = 3 points
2nd Place = 2 points
3rd, 4th, 5th Place = 1 point
HANDICAP INDEX MODIFICATION CALCULATION
The Handicap Modification formula is based on the work of the USGA Handicap Research Team.
The players total points are divided by the average points of the top 30 winners
The system will recommend a 3 point decrease to current handicap index of 150% or more
The system will recommend a 2 point decrease to current handicap index between 149% and 140%.
The Handicap Index modification will remain in effect until the player's percent drops below 140%
The Handicap Committee has the responsibility of agreeing, modifying or rejecting
the recommendation of the HIAS