Many people just start using “Winter Rules” whenever they deem – but did you know it’s actually a rule accounted for in the Rules of Golf – Appendix I Section?
Here is the rule, make sure when you are playing golf this winter that the course has invoked Appendix I – 4b.
Course Conditions – Mud, Extreme Wetness, Poor Conditions And Protection Of Course
“Preferred Lies” and “Winter Rules”: Adverse conditions, including the poor condition of the course or the existence of mud, are sometimes so general, particularly during winter months, that the Committee may decide to grant relief by temporary Local Rule either to protect the course or to promote fair and pleasant play. The Local Rule should be withdrawn as soon as the conditions warrant.