The implication of the Preferred Lies Local Rule introduced on 1st January 2022 means that Competitions are now QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS i.e. scores count towards your WHS Handicap.
To further explain the new Preferred Lies Local Rule:
- On the Fairway and the Fringe around the green, you can lift, clean and place the ball within 6” not nearer the hole.
- All other areas (except Hazards), you can lift, clean and REPLACE the ball. This means putting the ball back exactly where it was, using a tee to mark the exact spot.
- If your ball is in the hazard, you must play it as it lies or take the appropriate penalty.