The "Hard Card" is a list of local rules in effect for all CJGT competitions. The hard card is usually handed out at registration with the pace of play policy copied on the back.
(Revised March 15, 2012)
The following local rules, together with any addition or amendments as published by the host club will apply: Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is:
Match play -- Loss of hole;
Stroke play -- Two strokes.
1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27)
Beyond any wall, fence or line joining white stakes, defining the boundary of the course. Note: (a) Where out of bounds is defined by Orange/White stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports) the line joining the nearest inside points at ground level of such stakes or posts defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies over such line.
(b) Where any continuing or adjoining white line is in existence. It defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or over such a line.
2. Water hazards (Including Lateral Water Hazards) (Rule 26)
Water hazards are defined by yellow markers. Where yellow lines are in existence they define the margin. Lateral Water Hazards are defined by the red markers. Where red lines are in existence they define the margin.
Note: Dropping Zones for Water Hazards
Where there are dropping zones for water hazards, a ball may be played under Rule 26, or a ball may be dropped in the dropping zones nearest to where the original ball last crossed the margin of the hazard under penalty of one stroke. In a dropping zone, a dropped ball shall not be re-dropped if it comes to rest within two club-lengths from
where it first struck a part of the course even though it may finish outside the boundaries of the dropping zone or nearer the hole.
3. Ground Under Repair (Rule 25)
a) All areas indicated by GUR notice
b) All areas bounded by white lines including spectator crossing points where
bounded by white lines.
c) Grass covered cable trenches
d) Any seam of new turf through the green interfering with the lie of ball or area of
intended swing. All seams forming part of the condition are to be treated as the
same seam for the purposes of Rule 20-2c) re-dropping)
4. Embedded Ball – Relief extended to “Through the green”
“Through the green,” a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground, except sand, may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. 
5. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 24)
a) While lined areas adjoining any defined as immovable Obstructions are to be
regarded as part of the Obstruction and not GUR.
b) Landscaped garden areas surrounded by an obstruction are part of that
6. Integral part of the course
a) Wires, cables, wrappings or other objects where they are closely attached to trees
or other permanent objects.
b) Retaining artificial walls and pilings when located within water hazards.
7. Permanent Elevated cables
If a ball strikes an elevated power line or cable, the stroke must immediately be replayed without penalty (see Rule 20-5). If the ball is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.
Exception: Ball striking elevated junction section of the cable rising from the ground
shall not be replayed.
8. Temporary immovable obstructions-definitions
Note: When a players ball lies in, or under a temporary Immovable obstruction or
so close to the obstruction that it interferes with the players’ stance or area of intended
swing or relief is required, if dropping ones have been marked, the player MUST drop the ball in the nearest zone.
Temporary immovable obstructions definitions
Examples include but are not limited to, advertising boards, hole number distance
indicators and drinks dispensers’ sites around teeing grounds, advertising boards fixed to other temporary immovable obstructions and clocks.
9. Stones in bunkers
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
Abnormal Ground conditions Rule 25-1 Note; relief will be denied for interference
to stance from a hole, cast or runaway made by a burrowing animal, reptile or bird.
10. Turf Plugs or Putting Greens
On any putting green, turf plugs of any size have the same status as old hole plugs and
may be repaired under Rule 16-1c.
11. Sensitive Areas
Environmental sensitive areas so marked are mandatory free relief zone. Drop is to be
taken in closest drop zone. Play prohibited from prepared flowed beds, saplings with
white stakes.
GOLF BALLS:  It is a condition of the competition that players must use a brand of ball on the current R & A List of Conforming Golf Balls. 
1.Penalty for breach of this condition is disqualification.
2.The one ball rule is NOT in effect.
DRIVER:  It is a condition of the competition that any driver the player carries must have a clubhead identified by model and loft that is named on the current R&A List of Conforming Driver Heads.
1.    Penalty for carrying a non-conforming club is two strokes per hole for a maximum of four strokes per round. In match play, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred; maximum deduction per round is two holes.
2.    Penalty for using a non-conforming club is disqualification.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES: a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind -speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.
SUSPENDING AND RESUMING PLAY: All practice areas are closed during suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open. Players who practice on closed practice areas will be asked to cease doing so; failure to comply may result in revocation of entry.
Signals for suspension of play:
a) Suspension for a dangerous situation: One prolonged siren or airhorn note.
b) All other types of suspension(e.g. for darkness): Three consecutive airhorn notes.
c) Resumption of play: Two airhorn notes.
PRACTICE BETWEEN HOLES: Practice between holes is NOT authorized in stroke play competitions. Reference Rule 7-2 and note 2.
CADDIES/GOLF CARS:  Except when permitted by the CJGT, players are prohibited from using caddies or golf cars without prior medical approval. In stroke play, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes per hole, maximum of four strokes per round. In stroke play use of golf cart shall be discontinued immediately upon discovering that a breach has occurred. Otherwise, the player shall be disqualified. 
TRANSPORTATION: Optional Condition as prescribed in Appendix I is in effect. Exception: a player may ride in designated shuttles, and may accept transportation from a Rules Official.
It is a condition of the CJGT that shoes with traditionally designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (when such metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green) are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition: Disqualification.
Pace of play: See separate memorandum to players for pace of play guidelines, when applicable.
Official event: In all CJGT Championships, an official event may be constituted by reverting to the results of an earlier round. Eighteen holes for Divisions A,B,C,D & 9 Holes in Division E, F may constitute an official event.
In Stroke play - The competition is deemed to have closed when the winner has been announced, or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee.
In match play - The result of a match is considered to have been “officially announced” when the Committee has approved the result as posted on the public scoreboard.
Players are advised in their own interest to familiarize themselves with the local host club rules, given at the rear flap of the score card.
A "Notice to Players" is a list of local rules specific to a course during a tournament. The Notice to Players takes precedence over the Hard Card. The Notice to Players is usually handed out at registration or the starting tee and normally has the hole locations on the side of the page.