Local Kansas Rules



Identify who will be keeping the paper scorecard and who will be keeping the electronic scorecard – both methods are required at every tournament Note: the paper score card is the official score. 

Scoring Procedures To ensure fair and competitive play, the following scoring procedures should be followed:

  • After each hole players should announce their score for the hole so that it can be properly recorded on both the paper scorecard and the electronic scorecard.

  • Players should work together to solve any issues occurring on the course in an appropriate manner.

  • Players should play two balls if there is a rules question and resolve any outstanding issues before turning in scorecards.

  • In the event there is an issue that interferes with the continuation of the tournament or there is an emergency on the course, immediately contact David King 913-706- 4187 or the on-site tournament assistant, Nichole King 913-687-0311 at the course.

TRIPLE BOGEY MAX RULE -The maximum score that a player in A, B, C and D flights can score on a hole is triple bogey. If you are sitting at double bogey, and are not in the hole, pick up your ball and score a triple bogey. Do not continue to play the hole as the whole reason for this rule is to speed up pace of play. If you continue to play past double bogey, you are defeating the purpose.

OUT OF BOUNDS - Out of bounds is defined by the inside points of white stakes at ground level, by the inside points of fence posts at ground level, inside point of driving range and by the inside edge of paved roads and beyond. If you hit your ball Out of Bounds, and did not hit a provisional ball, you must drop within 2 club lengths of where you crossed into out of bounds under penalty of 2 STROKES and not just 1 stroke. You cannot take the fairway drop option. This rule can apply to all flights, including Champ Flight.

PENALTY AREAS - Defined by red stakes and/or lines or yellow stakes and/or lines and includes unmarked drainage ditches and other open water areas. Treat all penalty areas as lateral water hazards unless otherwise marked. 

HEAVILY WOODED AREAS OR EXTREME LONG GRASS WILL BE CONSIDERED A RED PENALTY AREA - All Heavily Wooded areas, Prairie or Extreme Long Grass areas may be considered a Red Penalty Area (only if known, or virtually certain that the ball has entered one of these areas, otherwise is considered a LOST BALL) and take relief from these areas according to the Red Penalty Area rules. The proper drop location is determined just as it would be had the ball gone into a marked Red Penalty Area (think of the whole area of trees or Prairie grass as if it were a Penalty Area). The drop is where the ball first crossed into this area and is subject to the same regulations as a Red Penalty Area. The drop location is NOT perpendicular to where the ball lies or expected to be. This rule can be used for all flights, including Champ Flight.

If one in your group can’t find their ball, other players need to hit their balls before helping them look but their time starts when that golfer starts looking for his ball.   If there is a minute or 2 remaining once you hit, then of course you can help.  

GROUND UNDER REPAIR - Defined by white lines. White-lined areas tying into cart paths are part of those obstructions. Fire anthills and french drains are ground under repair. 

STONES IN BUNKERS - Rules 12.2a and 12.2b allow for players to touch and move loose impediments in bunkers. Stones, leaves, food wrappers are examples of loose impediments. 

EMBEDDED BALL - Rule 16.3 allows relief for a ball embedded anywhere in the “general area”, except when embedded in the sand. 

DROP ZONES - Players will be informed of Drop Zones, if any, prior to the start of play. If drop zones are not covered in announcements prior to the round, there are no drop zones for the round. 


“If a player does not know whether his or her ball is in the penalty area [identify location], the player may play a provisional ball under Rule 18.3, which is modified in this way. 

In playing the provisional ball, the player may use the stroke-and-distance relief option (see Rule 17.1d(1), the back-on-the-line relief option (see Rule 17.1d(2)) or, if it is a red penalty area, the lateral relief option (see Rule 17.1d(3)). If a dropping zone (see Model Local Rule E-1) is available for this penalty area, the player may also use that relief option. 

Once the player has played a provisional ball under this Rule, he or she may not use any further options under Rule 17.1 in relation to the original ball. 

In deciding when that provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play or if it must or maybe abandoned, Rule 18.3c(2) and 18.3c(3) apply except that: 

  • When Original Ball Is Found in Penalty Area Within Three-Minute Search Time. The player may choose either to: 

  • Continue to play the original ball as it lies in the penalty area, in which case the provisional ball must not be played. All strokes with that provisional ball before it was abandoned (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count, or 

  • Continue to play the provisional ball in which case the original ball must not be played. 

  • When Original Ball Is Not Found Within Three-Minute Search Time or Is Known or Virtually Certain to Be in Penalty Area. The provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play.

Immediately after completing your round pull carts away from the final green so you do not obstruct upcoming players then review official scorecards with your playing partners. Turn in scorecards as quickly as possible, adhering to the following:

  • Players must resolve any rules issues that occurred on the course before turning in the official scorecard.

  • Players are responsible for the correctness and proper return of their scorecard (although our tournaments utilize an online scoring system throughout the event, the paper scorecard serves as the official record, not the online system).

  • Scorecards must correctly record a number indicating the strokes taken on each hole with birdies and eagles circled (no other markings please).

  • Players are also responsible for verifying that the strokes taken on each hole recorded in the online system match up with the scorecard (finalize the online scoring results as quickly as possible).

  • If a player submits a signed card with a lower score on a particular hole than the actual score made, the player will be disqualified from the tournament.

    • It is crucial that all players come to agreement BEFORE the scorecard is submitted.

    • The paper scorecard is the official score therefore a player in this situation will be disqualified from the tournament even if the online scoring system recorded the correct score on the hole.

    • Players should review their hole-by-hole scores for correct recording and must sign to attest their score.

    • Each scorecard requires at least two signatures; one by the marker and another by the player.

Posted: 2/26/2023 10:41:03 AM