Play the ball as it lies
Play the course as you find it
And if you can't do either, do what is fair.
But to do what is fair, you need to know the Rules of Golf
The Nelson District Golf Referees' Association is a volunteer group of golf rules officials whose objectives are to:-
* Develop, promote, and foster knowledge of the Rules of Golf
* To offer courses on the Rules of Golf
* To provide referees for Nelson District tournaments
* To give rulings on questions or disputes referred by the Tasman Golf Association and affiliated clubs
* To provide assistance in the formation of Local Rules and the correct marking of course
Require assistance with your next tournament ? Contact Us
New Zealand Golf receives numerous letters and emails relating to specific Rules incidents that have occurred
during a Club event. Although they will attempt to assist with as many of these queries as possible and hence
improve the understanding of players, New Zealand Golf will not provide individuals with Rulings relating to
incidents that they have been involved with. However, feel free to contact any of our Committee on the
Within your club it is the duty of the Tournament Committee to provide solutions to Rules queries that arise
during the event. It is therefore imperative that every Match or Tournament Committee has at least one
member who is a qualified Rules Official. A qualified Rules Official at your club can be found
in the list on the Club Referees tab above.
Should a Committee be unsure of the correct procedure or if it believes that it may have acted incorrectly,
a representative of the Committee should should then contact New Zealand Golf for an opinion.
" It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling"
- Mark Twain