U.S.G.A and R&A rules shall govern all play except as modified by local rules.
Obstructions – Free drop (compulsory)
A free drop MUST be taken on any cart-path, flowerbed, exposed tree root, sprinkler head, drainage cover or grating, edging grooves around the green, staked trees, protected trees and trees with a topsoil ring. Proceed under rule 24 (obstructions).
Red grass is to be treated as a lateral water hazard. Proceed under rule 26-1.