3). AERATION HOLES (Model Local Rule E-4)
If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole in the General Area or on a Putting Green, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b, but interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or line of play. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole, the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.
FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS (Model Local Rule F5)
Fixed sprinkler Heads are classed as Immovable Obstructions.
Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken uner 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
two club lengths of the ball.
But complete relief must be taken, which includes both physical and
line of play interference.
Exception - No relief if line of play clearly unreasonable. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.