Regulations & Tips

SLOW PLAY TIPS TO ASSIST PLAY

With the large number of players to be accommodated on the course it is imperative that slow play does not impede the field. The Committee is concerned about the effect that slow play is having on the enjoyment of other members. The following measures will save you time and NEED to be adhered to.

A MAXIMUM time of 4 to 4 ¼ hours is the required pace of play.

Groups MUST complete their rounds within 15 minutes of the group ahead.

2 SHOT PENALTIES will apply to the ENTIRE GROUP OF PLAYERS that do not maintain their position BEHIND the group in front.

The answer to Slow Play is not “fast play” but rather “efficient golf”.

This is called READY GOLF

The Committee is committed to the eradication of slow play.
Additional penalties may apply to players that repeatedly offend.

Ensure that you arrive at the Club well before your tee off time
Don’t wait for your playing partners to play before deciding on your club and shot selection. BE READY TO HIT immediately when it is your turn.
Note where your ball flies into the rough and make a point of doing the same for your opponent or partner. Remember that you are allowed only 5 minutes to search for a lost ball. In ALL cases, players should play BEFORE looking for a partners lost ball. If you can’t find the ball within 2 minutes, call up the following group.
See section on CALLING UP AND PLAYING THROUGH PROCEDURE in the Course Etiquette of the fixtures booklet for your rights and the rights of the group behind you.
If you are on the opposite side of the fairway then play prior to helping look for your partner’s ball.
When you get to the next tee, the player who has the Honour is to play first then mark their card. Otherwise READY GOLF is the call.
In some instances the “shorter” hitter within the group should play prior to the longer hitters regardless of the Honour order.
Leave your bag or buggy off to the side of the green nearest to the next tee.
Clear the green as soon as you finish the hole. Do not waste valuable time practicing putting or marking cards on the green while groups behind wait.
If there is a clear hole in front of you, accelerate your pace of play or call though the group behind. It is common courtesy to let smaller groups through at any time.

REMEMBER READY GOLF IS BEST

COURSE ETIQUETTE

No one should move, talk, stand close to or directly behind the ball when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

Mobile phones are not permitted on the course, however they are permitted in the clubhouse.

Players are to report to the starter at least 10 minutes before their hit off time in any Competition. If you are unable to take your place in the field, you must notify the starter as early as possible. Late notice is considered unacceptable except in unusual circumstances. Non-notification causes disruption to other players and will not be tolerated by the Club. The starter will be authorised to penalise or disqualify players who are late for their starting time. The starter is authorised to be responsible for the final grouping of players within a competition field.

The player with the lowest handicap in any playing group will be the Captain for that group and is responsible for the observance of The Rules of Golf, Local Rules and Course Etiquette.

All players are to carry a sand bucket to fill all divot holes. Divots should be replaced and covered with sand. Ball marks on the green MUST be repaired before leaving the green to play the next hole. Please take care not to damage the lip of the hole when removing and replacing the flag stick. The head of the putter should not be used to remove the ball from the hole. Foot and club marks are to be raked out before leaving the bunker. The bunker rake should be left in the bottom of the bunker. Please try not to walk on the lip of a bunker and, where applicable, do not walk on the face of a bunker unless playing a shot.

When the number of strokes that a player is allowed is exhausted for each hole, during a par or stableford competition the player, must pick up and continue onto the next hole.

ORDER OF PLAY

All competitors in Club Competitions have equal rights regardless of number of players in the group. Groups of four shall be the maximum number.

When a booking sheet is not in operation, order of play will be the order in which the groups arrive on the tee ready for play after first reporting to the Pro Shop.

SCORE CARDS

Each player, as soon as practicable after the completion of each round, shall place HIS OR HER OWN SCORE CARD in the competition box.

It is the responsibility of each player to ensure that their cards clearly show their Name, Membership Number, Correct Handicap, Start & Finish time and that the correct score is recorded for each hole and that the card is signed by both the player and marker.

LOCAL RULES

Local Rules and Temporary Local Rules are as printed on the score card and posted on the notice board from time to time.

CALLING UP AND PLAYING THROUGH PROCEDURE & CALL-UP HOLES

When a group is looking for a ball that may be lost or has not yet been spotted, they must immediately call the following group to hit up. If all members of the group in front have left the fairway to search for a ball, the group behind may assume that it has been called up. The called up group will then play their shots without delay. If the front group are still not ready to play when the called up group reaches them, the called up group shall play through. If the front group are ready to play before the called up group reaches them they will continue to play on. In all cases, the players in the front group who are aware of the location of their balls should play their next shots BEFORE they go to assist in the search for the lost ball.

Remember, the purpose of this rule is to speed up play and save time. Common sense shall prevail in the interpretation of this rule.

1st HOLE – Call-up Hole: On all players reaching the green, the group should move to the side and rear of the green and call players on the tee to play. Where possible the group on the green should note the finishing positions of the teeing player’s ball.

2nd HOLE – Safety Hole: On reaching the “top of the rise” the shorter hitter should remain in sight of the tee while remaining players play to the green. Once all players are clear the player at the top of the rise should call the group on the tee to play. Teeing players MUST allow time for the player in front to be clear.

PRACTISING ON THE GREENS

Players are to refrain from playing practice shots to any green other than the practice green when practising. Players are not allowed to play more than two balls on any one practice round. The putting green nearest to the seventh tee may be used to practice lob shots providing it is not being used for putting. Members are requested to use the new practice chipping area where possible.

CHILDREN

Children other than Junior Members must be under strict adult supervision at all times and are not permitted to play on the course, putting green or around the Club House.

VISITORS

No visitor is able to play in major club trophy competitions but is most welcome to play in normal club competitions provided they are a recognised member of a golf club, have paid any green fees involved and meet our dress & behaviourial standards.

In all cases, a playing visitor must carry their green fee receipt in case they are asked for proof of payment. If found to be without the receipt they will be asked to leave or pay the appropriate green fee with a $50 penalty. In the clubhouse all visitors shall sign the Visitor’s Book.

It is preferred that all Reciprocal Playing Rights shall be arranged before hand with the General Manager but they will be accepted if there is space in the field of the day if not.

Visitors may also be asked to play off specific tees that relate to their handicaps to ensure play is not disrupted or slow.

DRESS REGULATIONS

Click the following link to download Tasmania Golf Club Dress Regulations PDF.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Members, visitors and caddies are requested to abide by the club’s code of conduct.

Click the following link to download Tasmania Golf Club Code of Conduct PDF.

 

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