At Redwood Meadows, we are getting close to some of the major tournaments of the season, i.e. club championships, Ryder and Solheim cups, and also the mens closing tournament. Here is a rule that must be adhered to before and during these competitions.
7-1 Before or between Rounds
a, MATCH PLAY
On any day of a Match-play competition, a player may practice on the competition course before a round
b, STROKE PLAY
Before a round or play-off on any day of a stroke-play competition, a competitor must not practice on the competition course or test the surface of any putting green on the course by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
When two or more rounds of a stroke play competition are to be played over consecutive days, a competitor must not practice between those rounds on any competition course remaining to be played, or test the surface of any putting green on such course by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 7-1B
Where does this apply to Redwood. If the tournament is set to be a shot gun start. Let's say your tee off hole is hole 13, and you are playing in a stroke play tournament, you CANNOT practice putting on the 12th hole green. If playing in the Ryder or Solheim cup, which are both Match Play tournaments, then practicing would be allowed.
KNOW THE RULES, PLAY BY THE RULES, ENJOY YOUR GOLF.