Winter Rules Start Nov 1st 2017

LOP Local Rule: Winter rules start Nov 1st for the course. Ladies 1 club length, 1 grip length for Men.

How to handle in the situation of a preferred lie?

The position of the ball must be marked first. This can be done with a tee, a pitch fork or e.g. a coin. Then you can lift the ball up and clean it if desired. The ball must then be (re)placed on a spot not nearer to the hole within the area specified e.g. within one grip length for men (about six inches). The image shows using a  score card-length is typical at other clubs.

For women at LOP it is one club-length (which is for example common on the PGA tour).