Winter Rules are in effect as of 1st November 2017.
Click Winter Rules for a full explanation of the main rules - and check the whiteboard outside the Pro Shop for any additional temporary rules that are in place.
In a continued effort to combat slow play this winter we are adopting the “Ready Golf” initiative, championed by the R&A. There is no official definition of the term, but examples of ready golf in action are:
- Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
- Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
- Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
- Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
- Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
- Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
- When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
- Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off
It is not an attempt to spoil your game, simply to enhance the experience for all. There is nothing recommended that should cause any issues, it’s just common sense.
Please give this your support and urge your fellow competitors to follow suit.