Dress Code & Local Rules/New USGA Rules

Dress Code & Local Rules/New USGA Rules



DRESS CODE

We ask all guests to follow the guidelines below when preparing for your visit.

  • Men: Collared shirts with sleeves, mid length shorts or pants.

  • Women: Sleeved or sleeveless blouse of conservative design, mid-length shorts or pants.

  • Bathing suits, tank tops, cut-offs, tennis shorts, and blue jeans are not acceptable golf attire.

  • Collarless shirts or tee shirts are not proper attire for men.

  • Shirts must be tucked in.

  • Hats must be taken off inside the clubhouse.

  • Traditional metal spikes are not allowed.

  • The use of cell phones is restricted to the parking area only.

  • No personal coolers are allowed on the golf course.

  • Smoking is allowed in designated area only near the clubhouse. Please dispose of items properly on the golf course

LBGC LOCAL RULES

  • If your ball comes to a lie near a pine cone, you may remove the pine cone as long as your ball does not move. If your ball does move, then you must replace it and incur a one stroke penalty.

  • Pace of Play – Play at a good pace and keep up. It is the group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If the group loses a clear hole and is delaying the group behind, allow the group to play through.

  • Play Ready Golf – Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn, as long as it is safe.

  • Doubt as to Procedure – In stroke play, a competitor may play without penalty, a second ball as prescribed in Rule 3-3. The player should play both balls out, record both scores, and seek a ruling after the round. Out of Bounds

  • Lateral Water Hazard – Defined by red stakes, consult Rule 26-1.

  • Obstructions – Hole #13 fence along the right side is an immovable obstruction if it interferes with stance, swing path, or intended swing path nearest point of relief, one club length, no closer the hole, without penalty.

  • Drop Area – On #2 & #17 as marked for ladies only, all others proceed from Rule 26-1.

  • Colored flags are provided to show the hole locations as follows: Red –Front, White-Center, Yellow-Back.

  • ​Wednesday, Men’s Day will be played from the members tees
     

  1. When white stakes are used, the out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points of the stakes at ground level.

  2. Holes 3,5,7,9, & 12 – A ball that crosses the inside edge of a road is deemed out of bounds, even though it may be on another part of the golf course.

  3. Fence posts on the right of holes 4,5,14, & 15, deemed out of bounds, proceed to rule 27-1

  4. Ball into trees on the right of holes 4,5,14,& 15, play a provisional ball. If the original ball is lost the provisional ball becomes the ball in play under penalty of stroke and distance. Rule 27-1
     

2019 USGA Rule Changes (effective 1/1/2019)

 

                   GOLF'S NEW RULES
                Major Changes announced March 12, 2018
 
 

The following are the main changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect January 1, 2019 that are expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers. The items covered on this page are organized into eight categories, and within each individual item, you will find the main reasons for the change. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Ball at Rest  |  Ball in Motion  |  Taking Relief  |  Areas of the Course    

Equipment  |  Playing a Ball  |  When to Play During a Round  |  Player Behavior

Ball at Rest

Ball in Motion

Taking Relief

Areas of the Course

Equipment

Playing a Ball

When to Play During a Round

Player Behavior