Course Care
Repairing Pitch Marks


 


Replacing Divots


 

Damage to Greens - Flagsticks, Bags etc.

Players should ensure that when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green and that neither they, nor their caddies, damage the hole by standing too close to it when handling the flagstick or removing their ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.

 
 
 

Handling the flag

1. Don't drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.
2. Always lower the flagstick by club
3....or by hand.
4. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.

Bunkers

Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him/her, and then leave the rake with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played.

1. Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
2. Pull rake toward you as you exit the bunker.
3. If required rake other affected areas.
4. Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand.
5. Always leave rake in the flat of the bunker with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played. 

Golf Carts

Golf carts can only be driven by those who have been given approval to do so. Users are required to abide by the Rules governing the Use of Golf Carts.

Damage Through Practice Swings

In taking practice swings players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly the tees by removing divots.

 

Green Cutting Procedures

Greens are cut in a predetermined order.
On competition days the aim is to cut each green before players are in a position to reach any particular green.
If players in a competition are ready to play a green, the staff are required to stand aside and allow the players to proceed.
On other occasions (ie non-competition or members playing earlier than times shown on the starter's sheet), the Greens Staff are instructed to proceed with their work. There are good reasons for this procedure, including the need to complete essential work on the entire course in the time available. On such occasions players must allow work to proceed be it on the fairway, tee, green or practice fairway. Players MUST NOT hit if Course Staff or machinery are in range.