The following is a new Local Rule that will apply to Manukorihi Golf Club.
Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green.
Rules 18-2,18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows.
When a players ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or the ball marker is accidently moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any other caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2,18-3,and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a players ball on the putting green was moved by as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location.
A ball- marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.
Manukorihi Club Captain.