Jackson Park Men’s Golf Club (JPMGC) play is governed by USGA rules, modified by the local rules below. The USGA centrally administers and publishes the rules of golf, consistent with the spirit of the game. Following the rules is fundamental to fair competition.
Following is the complete list of JPMGC local rules, including all rules from the Jackson Park scorecard, plus others.
Relief from cart path on #5 is to the right
Stroke and Distance alternative
To save time, when a player has not played a provisional ball and their ball is lost or out of bounds, instead of stroke and distance, the player may proceed as follows:
Two stroke penalty. Drop in the general area no closer to the hole - on or behind an arc between two reference points. The first reference point is two club lengths outside the estimated spot lost or out-of-bounds. The second reference point is two club lengths into the closest fairway point that is not closer to the hole.
For example, if a tee shot went out of bounds, and the player did not play a provisional ball: the player could add two strokes and, referencing the spot where the ball went out of bounds, drop within two club lengths of the nearest fairway edge that is not closer to the hole and hit their 4th shot from there.
 About 50% of the time, this closest fairway point will be further from the hole than the estimated spot lost or out-of-bounds. In that case, the described arc is from the first reference point to a point equidistant from the hole on a line from the hole to the second reference point. In case this is confusing, please consult the model rule for full details.
When in effect, a ball lying in the general area may be marked, lifted, cleaned, and placed within one folded scorecard length (6”), no closer to the hole. This may be done once for each lie. (See Committee Procedures model local rule 8E-3 - Preferred Lies.)
 The general area is the entire golf course, except: penalty areas and bunkers, and the teeing area and putting green of the current hole.
Pace of Play
There are penalties for slow play. See Pace of Play rules on this page.