The following USGA rule deviations are considered local rules and have been approved by the CGSGA Board of Directors and the CGSGA membership:
Ball Lost or Out of Bounds: If find your ball is out-of-bounds or if you are unable to find your ball (i.e. it is a lost ball) then you should drop a ball within two club lengths of where you believe the ball went out of bounds or as near as possible to the area you believe the ball to be lost.
Gimmies: In order to speed up the pace of play you may take a gimme when your ball lies inside the leather of a standard putter (approximately 24 inches).
Pick Up After Boggie: If you miss your bogey putt or you lie at bogey in the fairway you must pick up your ball and proceed to the next tee.
Rock & Root Rule. In order to protect both our players and their equipment we have established a "local rule" regarding rocks and roots. Rocks and roots may be treated as Immovable Obstructions and the player may take relief in as follows:
Roll the Ball in the Fairway: We allow you to roll your ball up-to a club length in the fairway but no closer to the hole except: A ball in the rough or in the bunker may not be moved and must be played as it lies.
Pace of Play: Always try to keep up with the group in front of you. If you find that you have an open hole in front of you, please pick up your pace-of-play or allow the group behind to play through if you are holding them up.