Model Local Rule MLR F-5.1

Model Local Rule F-5.1

Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1

The player has an extra option to take relief when such immovable obstructions are on or close to the putting green and on the line of play:
Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is:

  • On the line of play, and is:
  • On or within two club-lengths of the putting green, and
  • Within two club-lengths of the ball
  • and when both the ball and the obstruction are in part of the general area cut to fairway height or less.

But complete relief must be taken, which includes both physical and line of play interference.