Course Winter Rules

2019/20 COURSE WINTER RULES

AS OF 21/10/2019 THE FOLLOWING WINTER PROTECTION RULES WILL APPLY DURING THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER - APRIL 2020.

u00b7 FAIRWAY PROTECTION

u00b7 PREFERRED LIES

u00b7 WINTER TROLLEY WHEELS

u00b7 PITCH MARK REPAIRS

u00b7 WINTER TEEING AREAS

u00b7 WINTER GREENS

DEFINITIONS OF THE ABOVE RULES:-

1. FAIRWAY PROTECTION - THIS IS INDICATED BY FOUR BLUE POSTS, TWO LOCATED APPROX 250 YDS AND TWO 40 YDS FROM THE GREEN. A BALL LANDING WITHIN THE BLUE POST AREA MUST BE LIFTED FROM THE FAIRWAY AND PLACED TO THE NEAREST SIDE OF THE SEMI ROUGH. PLAY AS NORMAL OUTWITH THE BLUE POSTS WITH A PREFERRED LIE GIVEN.

2. PREFERRED LIES - PREFERRED LIES WILL BE TAKEN ON ALL CLOSELY MOWN AREAS OF THE COURSE CUT TO FAIRWAY HEIGHT OR LESS OUTWITH THE BLUE POST PROTECTED AREAS.

HOW TO TAKE A PREFERRED LIE -

1. MARK THE POSITION OF YOUR BALL

2. LIFT, CLEAN THEN REPLACE WITHIN SIX INCHES NOT NEARER THE HOLE.

3. A PREFERRED LIE MAY BE TAKEN ONLY ONCE PER SHOT, AFTER YOU HAVE REPLACED THE BALL YOU CANNOT PREFER YOUR LIE AGAIN.

3. WINTER WHEELS - ELECTRIC POWER TROLLEYS MUST BE FITTED WITH THE APPROPRIATE MANUFACTURERS WINTER WHEELS OR THE HEDGEHOG SPIKE SLEEVE THAT CAN BE FITTED OVER YOUR EXISTING TROLLEY WHEEL. ANY OF THESE OPTIONS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE PRO SHOP OR FROM THE MANUFACTURER.

4. PITCH MARK REPAIRS - AS WE ARE FAST APPROACHING WINTER AND TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW GRASS GROWTH LEVEL IT IS VITAL THAT WE REPAIR OUR PITCH MARKS ON OUR GREENS.IF LEFT UNREPAIRED THIS WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON OUR PUTTING SURFACES THROUGHOUT THE WINTER PERIOD AND ESPECIALLY THE START OF THE 2020 COMPETITION SEASON. THEREFORE PLEASE REPAIR YOUR AND ANY OTHER UNREPAIRED PITCH MARKS.

5. WINTER TEES - AS OF 21/10/2019 PAR 3 TEE MARKERS WILL MOVED FROM THE MAIN COMPETITION TEES TO WINTER TEES THROUGHOUT THE WINTER PERIOD. THIS WILL AID RECOVERY AND PRESERVE THE SURFACES OF THE MAIN TEES.

6. WINTER GREENS - PLAYERS ARE REMINDED THAT AREAS MARKED AS WINTER GREENS ARE CLASSED AS GROUND UNDER REPAIR AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD MEMBERS PITCH/CHIP FROM THEM WHILE THE FULL GREENS ARE IN PLAY.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

GREENS COMMITTEE.

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