Recently questions have been raised regarding the status of local rules regarding bunkers, and how they affect counting competitions for handicaps.
In the published Scottish Golf Phase 2 and Covid-19 guidelines there appears to be conflicting information.
In one document it is stated that a committee can make all bunkers No Play Zones or 6" relief to run competitions.
In the other guidance document it is stated that if a committee makes bunkers a Ground Under repair or a club length then they won't count for handicapping purposes.
Clarification has been sought from Scottish Golf and it has been confirmed that for qualifying competitions the rule for bunkers is 6 inch preferred lie or GUR but not a mixture of the both.
If one club length is used in competitions then they must be non qualifying.