Picton Golf & Country Club

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2019 PGCC Handicap News - Local Rule

June 14, 2019
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Adoption of New Local Rule


As part of the 2019 revisions to the Rules of Golf, the USGA and R&A have developed a new Local Rule providing an Alternative to the Stroke and Distance Penalty for Lost Ball and Ball Out of Bounds. Local Rule E-5 has been adopted by the Picton Golf & Country Club, as of June 12, 2019. Please click here to access the information from Golf Canada which explains the purpose, details and use of this Local Rule.  


Please note the following:

  1. Local Rule E-5 is in use for the entire golf course.
  2. Local Rule E-5 will not be in effect for any club matches or for the the club championship.
  3. Scores obtained using this local rule are valid for handicap purposes, and must be posted as normal.
  4. This alternative may not be used for an unplayable ball or for a ball known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area.

For reference, copies of Local Rule E-5 will be posted in the Pro Shop and on the club website.


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Picton Golf and Country Club. 734 County Road #49, Box 6170, Picton, ON, K0K2T0
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