Guidance on Running a Competition

Obstructions

Marking the Course O1

Although it is not normally necessary to define obstructions, there may be situations where the extent of the obstruction is unclear. For example, an artificially-surfaced path may become a natural path (i.e. an integral part of the course), but it is difficult to establish exactly where the transition takes place. In these instances the margins of the obstruction should be defined by stakes or lines. When the Committee defines the margins of an obstruction in this manner, it will be necessary to introduce a Local Rule along the following lines:

“Immovable Obstructions (Rule 24-2)
White lined areas adjoining any areas defined as immovable obstructions are to be considered as part of the obstruction.”