Health & Safety

Fog & Lightning

In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately and take appropriate action. (Rule 6-8a applies).

Shelters around the course are not suitable to shelter from electrical storms.

Do not commence or continue play in fog/poor visibility, when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.

 

Green Staff: Have Priority at All Times

Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them and wait for staff to move out of range.

 

Buggies

To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers are required to comply with the club’s buggy policy and follow designated buggy routes at all times. Take particular care on slopes and around ditches and deep-sided bunkers.

 

The Course

The course, its steps and surfaces may be slippery when damp or wet. Golfers must ensure to wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions.

Wherever possible, keep to footpaths & steps.

Care should be taken on steep banks and when entering and leaving deep-sided bunkers.

 

First Aid

Assistance is available in the clubhouse.

 

General

Golfers are Reminded That They Have a Duty of Care for Themselves and All Other Course Users.

Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.

Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club. the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.

If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone they should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such situations is “FORE!”

On hearing “Fore!” – Crouch, cover your head with your arms and count to 10.

Players are reminded of the need to shout “fore!” if you cannot see the full range of any wayward shot onto adjacent fairways.

You are advised to carry a mobile phone to summon assistance in an emergency.

Ring 999 for an ambulance, ambulance access is via the car park or Middleton Road.

All accidents must be reported to the club manager.


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