The player in question had asked 2 officials about practicing on the course before his round started.
Both officials had given him the ok, so he wandered over to the 6th green and had several putts in between the colts matches coming thru. A pro shop staff member noticed what was happening and informed a GV rules official and the player was Dq'd. His opponent was shattered because he'd never played the Heath. GV rule 6.4-1 states no practice on the course prior to playing.
3 other players were also Dq'd on the day for the same breach of the GV pennant rule.
The GV no practice on the course rule is specific to the pennant competition.
In the players defense he had recently played in the Port Philip at KH and qualified for the MP section of the Victorian amateur and was allowed to practice on the course before playing his matches, so I can see the confusion and misunderstanding of the same rule from GV for matchplay events under their control.
ONE GOVERNING BODY GOLF VICTORIA, TWO DIFFERENT MATCHPLAY RULES ?