- 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.