Acceptable Attire on the Course
Prohibited Attire on the Golf Course
Ready golf is a common sense approach to improve the pace of play. It is a general practice that most golfers follow so that they are not paying slowly. Ready golf means thinking ahead so that you are ready to play when it is your turn. So here are some of the principles the many golfers use so that they keep play moving.
On The Tee -In Ready Golf there is no "honour". If you at the tee and ready to hit, you do so.
On The Fairway -Ready golf means that all golfers should go to their balls as soon as possible and get ready to play their shots. While waiting to hit, players should survey their shot, select their clubs, take them from their bags, and stand at their balls ready to step up and make the shot when it is their turn. That's ready golf!
Golf Carts - Ready golf for drivers of carts means they should drop off their partners, let them choose their clubs (take extra ones if required), drive to their own balls, and then get ready to play. Drivers should not wait for their partners to hit the shot, and then drive to their own balls to make their shots. The only time players should stop in a group and wait for a player to hit is if the line of flight of that player's shot prevents the other players from going to their own balls. Hint: Walk down the sides of the fairway to reach your ball, determine your club selection while waiting, and then move towards your ball. You can usually get close to your ball and get ready to play the shot, while players behind you can still make their shots.
Helping To Find Lost Balls - It is important that everyone try to help out to find a lost ball in order to keep playing moving but players should do it after hitting their shots, not before. Use common sense. The player who is closest to the pin and scheduled to hit last should be the first to help the player whose ball is lost, while the players who are farthest away from the pin should play their shots first. When the players farthest away have played their shots, they should resume looking for the lost ball, while the players who are closest should get ready to play their shots. In this way, slow play is not compounded because of a lost ball.
Entering And Exiting Greens - Always, leave clubs at the back or side of the green closest to the next tee. If a shot is played in front of the green first, the player should move his or her clubs to the back or side of the green before playing the next shot. And don't stand around chatting and writing down scores either. After the group has putted, go to the next tee, so the group behind can play their - shots. Speeding Play On The Greens -Playing ready golf around the greens means getting ready to putt before it is your turn! Players should line up their putts while other players are putting, so they're ready to putt when it's their turn. Ready golf also means putting continuously if the ball is not in someone else's line, and if the player does not have to spend a lot of time surveying the putt. If you miss a putt by one or two feet, for example, and have an open stance to make the next putt, you should make the putt instead of marking the ball and waiting for another turn -- unless it is a tricky putt and you want extra time to survey it. In that case, mark the ball and survey the putt while someone else putts. When it is your turn, walk up to the ball, take your stance and make your putt. While there are no time rules associated with putting, a rule of thumb is to get off your putt within 20 seconds from when it is your turn. This means you should be able to approach the ball, take your stance and make your putt within 20 seconds. Obviously, you can only do this if you survey the putt while other players are putting. When you putt, you should always take your time, so you make a smooth, unhurried stroke. Ready golf does not mean rushing. If you prepare in advance to putt, you can take your time and play ready golf farthest from the hole.
There is no reason Ready Golfers can't play in the order of who is farthest from the hole. In Ready Golf, the person farthest from the hole should be ready to play first. There are, however, a few common sense exceptions. In a foursome in which one or two players are walking and one or two are using carts, the players with the carts should hit first if they reach their ball first and are ready to play. When someone hits a shot, and is still farthest from the hole, players should hit BEFORE that player if they are ready. Here are two examples:
This section has been compiled in order to encourage golfers to improve their pace of play on the course. This does not mean that you have to rush to save time. It means practicing and putting in place time – motion skills which will enable you to use your time on the course more effectively. The following are common sense guidelines which, if you follow will improve your pace without sacrificing your enjoyment of the game.
Prior to Teeing Off
Cards should be marked as quickly as possible after completing the hole, but it is best to mark the cards at the next tee. Please mark your card when it is not your turn to play and remember, at all times your place in the field is immediately behind the group in front and not in front of the group behind.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the tee times on are used effectively and that all members have an opportunity to book a tee time on Saturdays and Sundays. If this policy is not adhered to then you are denying fellow members and guests the opportunity to book a tee time. As a responsible member, it is up to you to cancel your name from your booked tee time in accordance to the procedures set out below:
On the first occasion, the member fails to cancel within the required time or fails to show up the member will receive a warning letter with a copy of the cancellation policy attached from the Operations Coordinator.
On the second occasion the member fails to cancel within the required time or fails to show up; the member will receive a letter from the Operations Coordinator advising that they are required to pay a fine which is equivalent to the competition fee on the day. The member will be flagged as a "non player" from the first working day after the offence and until such time as the fine is paid will be prohibited from entering any weekend competitions
On the third occasion the member fails to cancel within the required time or fails to show up, the member will receive a letter from the Operations Coordinator advising that they are required to pay a fine which is equivalent to the competition fee on the day. They will also be flagged as a "non player" from the first working day after the offence for a period 2 weeks and will be prohibited from entering any weekend competitions during this period
On the fourth occasion the member fails to cancel within the required time or fails to show up, the member will receive a letter from the Operations Coordinator advising that they are required to pay a fine which is equivalent to the competition fee on the day. They will also be flagged as a "non player" from the first working day after the offence for a period 4 weeks and will be prohibited from entering any weekend competitions during this period
If a member believes there are extraordinary circumstances which prevented the member from cancelling their tee time in accordance with this policy, they may submit those circumstances in writing to the Operations Coordinator for consideration. In those cases where extraordinary circumstances were deemed appropriate the fine will be waived for that particular occasion. Otherwise, the provisions set out in this Policy will apply.
The Policy will apply for a 12-month period effective the date of the first letter issued.
Policy Revised March, 28 2012-04-02
Match and Green
In this Agreement, Eastlake Golf Club (EGC) agrees to hire a golf cart and the hirer acknowledges that he has received the golf cart in good working order and condition and that the hiring is subject to the conditions of hire as set out in this Agreement. By signing the Cart Agreement at the pro shop, the hirer acknowledges that he has read and fully understands the said conditions.
CONDITIONS OF GOLF CAR HIRE.
Where the agreement makes reference to:
(a) One gender it includes the other
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