Bunkers
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him, and then leave the rake with the handle protruding from the lip of the bunker toward the tee of the hole being played.
1. Always enter the bunker at the lowest point
2. Pull rake toward you as you exit the bunker
3. If required rake other affected areas
4. Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand
5. Always leave rake on the edge of the bunker with the handle protruding so as to be accessible for following players
Ball Marks
1. Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.
2. Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
3. Lightly tap down with putter.
4. Your completed repair should look like this.
Repairing Divots
1. Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
2-3. Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.
4. Correctly mended divot.Our club requests you carry a sand bucket and sprinkle sand on divot once repaired.
Damage to Greens
Flagsticks, bags etc Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the
flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither
they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in
handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The
flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players
leave the putting green.
Handling the flags
1. Do not drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.
2. Always lower the flagstick by club or by hand.
3. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.
Damage through practice swing
In taking practice swings players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly the tees by removing divots.
Golf Carts
GOLF CARTS SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN NEAR GREENS, TEES OR CLOSE TO BUNKERS. Please adhere to the cart user guidelines and ensure carts are not driven past the YELLOW lines when approaching greens. Golf carts must stay on fairways at all times and can not be driven into the rough Users are required to abide by the Rules governing the Use of Golf Carts.
Green Cutting Procedures
Greens are cut in a predetermined order.On days on which competitions are programmed, the aim is to cut each green before players on the time sheet are in a position to reach any particular green.In the event of players in a competition being ready to play a green, the staff are instructed to stand aside and allow the players to proceed.On other occasions, ie no competition or members playing earlier than times shown on the time sheet, the Greens Staff are instructed to proceed with their programme of work. There are good reasons for this procedure, including the need to complete essential work on the entire course in the time available after allowing for scheduled competitions. On such occasions players must allow work to proceed be it on the fairway, tee, green or practice fairway. Players must not hit if Course Staff or machinery are in range.