Would all players please note that as of Tuesday 24th October 2017 Winter Rules have been introduced.
Balls coming to rest on close mown areas may be marked, lifted cleaned and placed with 6”, not nearer the hole.
If a player’s ball is embedded in any closely-mown area through the green, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course
Note 1: A ball is “embedded” when it is in its own pitch-mark and part of the ball is below the level of the ground. A ball does not necessarily have to touch the soil to be embedded (e.g. grass, loose impediments and the like may intervene between the ball and the soil).
Note 2: “Closely-mown area” means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.
Note 3: The Committee may adopt the Local Rule as provided for in Appendix I allowing a player relief, without penalty, for a ball embedded anywhere through the green
Stuart McConachie 24th October 2017