Playing Guides

PLAYING RIGHTS

  • In the absence of special rules, two ball matches have precedence over and are entitled to pass any three or four ball matches
  • A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind
  • Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round

COURTESY ON THE COURSE

Each member is asked to give close attention to;

1.   The Rules of Golf

2.   The Etiquette of the game.

3.   The local Rules.

4.   The Regulations Governing Conditions of Play. 

  • All matches are played over 18 holes unless stated.
  • Players should play without delay.
  • It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front.
  • Penalty for slow play (2 strokes) may be imposed.
  • A Player, on losing his/her ball, MUST immediately call the players through and then only five minutes is allowed to look for the ball.
  • If a player believes his/her ball may be lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, to save time, he/she should play a provisional ball.
  • When playing on or near the putting green, players should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement away from the green and towards the next tee.
  • Players are obliged to move off the putting green before marking their cards.
  • Players are obliged to pick up if they fail to score.
  • Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or other when they make a stroke or practice swing.
  • Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
  • Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them.
  • If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, they should immediately shout a warning – the traditional word of warning in such situations of “fore”.
  • Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, taking or making unnecessary noise.
  • Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.
  • Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players.
  • A player who had the honour should be allowed to play before their opponent tees their ball.
  • On the teeing ground, a player should not tee their ball until it is their turn to play.
  • On the putting green, players should not stand on another player’s line of putt nor cast a shadow over the line of putt during a stroke.
  • Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holes out.

THE PACE OF PLAY HAS BEEN DETERMINED AT A MAXIMUM OF 2 HOURS AND TEN MINUTES PER NINE HOLES BREAKS ARE LIMITED TO 10 MINUTES. 

On Club Competition days, competitors have the right of the course.

CARE OF THE COURSE

  • Through to the green a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by them is replace at once and pressed down. 
  • Players should carefully repair any damage to the putting green made by the impact of a ball (whether or not made by the player himself) 
  • On completion of the hole by all players in the group, any damage to the putting green caused by golf shoes should be repaired. 
  • Players should avoid causing damage to the course by removing divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground, whether in anger or for any other reason. 
  • Players should ensure that no damage is done when putting down bags or the flagsticks. 
  • Players and caddies should not stand too close to the hole and should take care during the handling of the flagstick and the removal of the ball from the hole. 
  • Local notices regulating the movement of golf carts should be strictly observed. 
  • No buggies are allowed on the greens.

 


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