FORTHCOMING COURSE MAINTENANCE/ CLOSURES:
3rd to 31st January 2017: BLUE nine closed
1st to 28th February 2017: RED nine closed
Monday 20th to Friday 24th March 2017: Course Maintenance Week (Visitors not permitted)
Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August 2017 inclusive: Course Maintenance Week (Visitors not permitted)
NEW LOCAL RULE
With effect from 1st January 2017, the following Local Rule will apply. WINTER RULES END CLOSE OF PLAY 30TH APRIL 2017, ie PLAY THE BALL AS IT LIES FROM 1ST MAY 2017.
“Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2,
18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced."
FOG - COURSE POLICY
The Club has a ‘duty of care’ to members and staff who are working on the course in such conditions and cannot be seen by golfers. Whilst I am aware that visibility may vary around the course on such occasions, I have actioned the following policy.
If the left fairway bunker cannot be seen from the 1st tee, the Starter will alert the Course Manager, who will close the course. As soon as the fog lifts, the golf course will be opened for play.
If play is in progress and fog descends, one long sounding of the siren will confirm that play is suspended. The Course Manager, in discussion with the Starter, will be responsible for making such a decision, in his absence, the Club Secretary followed by the Head Professional. The opening of the course will be confirmed by two long soundings of the siren.