Attention of members is drawn to Section 1 of the R&A Rules of Golf which provides guidelines on the manner in which the game of golf should be played. To ensure that you and others enjoy the game as much as possible you need good golfing etiquette and to understand the spirit of the game. In short, consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times. It is a player’s responsibility to ensure that nothing is done to spoil the condition of the course. Divots should be filled and pitch marks repaired immediately. Bunkers should be smoothed over. Carts should be kept ONLY along the sides of the fairway / designated cart paths.
Some examples of actions that may be deemed to be in breach of golf etiquette are:
- Removing the ball from a hole with a putter or other club.
- Not repairing pitch marks on the greens.
- Not raking bunkers.
- Throwing a golf club or any other item or swearing or any other act of temper anywhere within the environs of the club or course.
- Dropping or leaving rubbish anywhere other than in a rubbish bin.
- Leaving a locker room in an untidy state.
- Using a mobile telephone within the environs of the course, practice facilities and clubhouse.
- Abusive or disrespectful behavior in general towards a partner, fellow-competitor, opponent, team member, caddies, starters or any official.
- Slow play- Be considerate to everyone playing behind you. A conscious effort to play your round in a timely manner will make the game of golf more enjoyable for everyone. Penalties will be incurred for slow play.