Playing Guides


  • 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


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.


On Club Competition days, competitors have the right 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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