The Board of Directors have relaxed the rules to allow 'smart casual' in the clubhouse and terrace with 'appropriate golfing attire' to be worn on the golf course. 'Smart casual' permits the wearing of smart jeans and training shoes.
The staff on duty, the club's professional and Directors of the club will govern the interpretation of 'smart casual' and please respect their decision if you are approached.
On the Course
The following is for your guidance:
- Shirts - roll neck, with a collar, or turtle neck to be tucked in to trousers/shorts. Ladies' golf shirts may be worn as designed.
- Trousers - tailored or plus twos or plus fours. Socks should not be tucked into trousers.
- Men's Shorts - to be tailored and worn with knee length socks pulled up or short predominantly white socks. No draw string or elasticated waistbands,
- No outside pockets of any description, Shorts should be worn to the knee or just above.
- Ladies' Shorts or Capri Trousers - to be tailored and worn with ankle socks.
- Headgear - to be worn correctly i.e. peaks facing forward.
- Golf Shoes - recognised golf shoes designed and made for the purpose may be worn.
In the Clubhouse and Lounge and Dining Room
Smart Casual attire must be worn at all times in and around the Clubhouse.
- Headgear - All headgear to be removed.
- Smoking - is not allowed in the clubhouse/Lounge this includes e-cigarettes.
- Shirts - Shirts must always be worn tucked into trousers or shorts, with the exception of straight cut shirts designed to be worn outside trousers.
- Shirts may also be worn outside of trousers/Shorts on the Patio only.
- Clothing Attire - The wearing of Golf clothing is allowed BUT NOT wet or muddy.
- Tailored Shorts - Tailored Shorts are allowed in the Lounge at any time.
- Golf Shoes - No Golf shoes allowed in the Lounge/Dining room, that’s all golf shoes Pimples and soft spikes.
- Sandals or Shoes - Shoes/Sandals are ok with NO socks. Also Flip Flops are not allowed.
- Waterproofs - Waterproofs are not allowed in the lounge.
- Hoodies - Not to be worn in or around the club house.
- Members should enter the clubhouse via the back doors if wearing working clothes prior to playing a round.
ETIQUETTE ON AND OFF THE COURSE
Players are asked to respect and abide by the following:
• Replace divots.
• Repair all pitch marks.
• Level sand in bunkers.
• Not to take trolleys on the tees, greens or their surrounds.
• All competition matches have priority.
• A single player has no standing on the course.
• Please keep the course tidy.
• All mobile phones are to be silent.
• The clubhouse has every facility required for changing into and from golfing apparel. Changing in the car park is not permitted.
Speed of Play - Policy
For Competition and Casual Golf some pointers to remember…
Encourage ‘Ready, Steady, Golf’– play when safe and ready to do so; not necessarily in order of furthest ball from hole
Play a ‘provisional’ ball if you think there is danger that your first ball maybe lost or not easily found. It’s a lot quicker to play a second ball from the tee than walk all the way back
Remember to always announce the brand name and number of your provisional ball to the others in your group, as if you don’t then it automatically becomes the ball in play (see rule 10-3 and rule 27).
Look for your own ball before heading over to help others (where practicable).
Keep an eye on the time when you start your search – remember you have a maximum of 5 minutes to search for it. After that the ball is officially lost, so you should play your provisional ball.
Leave your bag or trolley near the exit to the green
Mark your scorecard on the next tee, or if you’re first to tee off, then play your tee shot then mark the card.
There’s no shame in calling players through and it benefits everyone. The group behind will certainly appreciate it!
FACT: we all lose balls from time to time even good players(!), and in some cases maybe 2 or 3 players lose balls on the same hole, so unavoidable delays do occur!
First player to hole out gets the flag.
In Casual Golf, groups that are holding up others will be asked to invite the group behind through or be asked to walk on a hole to catch up
If you keep up with the group in front. You cannot be accused of slow play.
Finally, we play golf for fun, not our livelihood, even when we are playing in a competition. However, playing golf is not the same as strolling along a prom; nor is the golf course a place for chatter with players in other groups.
KEEP UP A GOOD PACE WHEN WALKING BETWEEN SHOTS AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO LIKEWISE.
The Club does reserve the right to refuse admission to the course and/or or the clubhouse if, in the opinion of a Director of the Club or an authorised employee, any individual acts or dresses in a manner which could cause offence or embarrassment to other members and their guests or visitors.