Guidance on Running a Competition

General

Prior to a competition, it is the responsibility of the Committee to ensure that the course has been properly and completely marked. If the Committee takes the time to accurately define the boundaries of the course and the margins of water hazards and clearly marks any areas which are to be treated as ground under repair, it reduces the possibility of awkward Rules situations arising. A properly marked golf course helps all golfers adhere to the Rules and, therefore, courses should be marked at all times, not just for competitions, so that golfers become accustomed to the markings and their purpose.