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Waste area -Blue stakes

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Waste area -Blue stakes

Postby tasnarong » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:59 pm

Seen some golf courses in Asia put the blue stakes in the waste area. This is to allow grounding club or removing of loose impediments.

Is it legal or recommended to use blue stakes for this purpose.?
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Re: Waste area -Blue stakes

Postby Colin L » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:10 pm

Sorry not to have an answer but what do you mean by a "waste area’'? And what do the blue stakes indicate?
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Re: Waste area -Blue stakes

Postby MikeH » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:10 am

This may help http://www.barryrhodes.com/ Hope this OK with you Barry?

Tas...I would assume the Committee has something in place by means of explanation why the stakes are there. Perhaps players were assuming it was a bunker and the blue stakes now serve as a reminder that it is not a bunker and just a piece of wasteland. IMO not the best way to indicate this as blue stakes are very often used for GUR. Maybe a simple sign 'THIS IS NOT A BUNKER' in the middle might be less confusing.
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Re: Waste area -Blue stakes

Postby 999Q » Thu May 05, 2016 10:58 am

MikeH,

Not at all, thanks for the mention. I agree with your comment.

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Re: Waste area -Blue stakes

Postby Doug » Thu May 05, 2016 11:49 am

tasnarong wrote:Seen some golf courses in Asia put the blue stakes in the waste area. This is to allow grounding club or removing of loose impediments.

Is it legal or recommended to use blue stakes for this purpose.?


This is normally done to indicate that the area is not a bunker. As you say, common in Asia but also in other parts of the world.

It shouldn't really be necessary because bunkers are defined as being a 'prepared area of ground, often a hollow, from which turf or soil has been removed and replaced with sand or the like'. It should be pretty obvious that 'waste areas' are not.
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