All players are requested to respect the rights of the general public to walk across the course. Preferred lies, (within 6 inches, not nearer the hole) are in play at all times within the encompassed area of the fairway line of the hole being played, rule 33.8 appendix 1, but the position of the shot must not be improved. Relief may be taken for a ball lying in or affected by animal damage or droppings ‘ through the green ' including in bunkers and on the greens but excluding water hazards. Stones in bunkers may be removed without penalty. Relief may be taken as per Rule 24-2, for Immovable Obstructions. These are fairway lines, fences, direction posts, water hydrants and sprinklers, man-made paths and roads. Out of bounds areas are marked by white stakes to the left of the 3rd fairway, right of the fairways on the 10th and 12th holes and inside the Clubhouse perimeter fence, greenkeepers' enclosure and car park Water hazards are marked with yellow stakes and lateral hazards with red stakes, hazards extend vertically and where applicable include sections of bridges, extreme care should be taken in designated water hazards as they do contain areas of 'quickmud'. Relief may be taken as per Rule 25-1, for a ball lying in a stone filled ditch not designated as a hazard.