The Friday 12 hole and 4 hole comps listens to Kevin Kenny's presentation
TGIF - Hot Food on Friday from 4 to around 7pm bar snacks will be available at the clubhouse. These snacks can be purchased by anyone. Maybe you would like to consider joining the 12 hole or 4 hole competitions followed by a relaxing drink on the terrace ? The 12 hole comp is a roll up start from 2.30 and the 4 hole comp is a roll up start from 4.30.
Committees may only provide local rules in accordance with either Appendix I, Part A of the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited, or with this document. Approval must be obtained should any additional Local Rule be desired – please contact your state association.
Golf NSW also confirmed that the local rule was not appropriate. The sign as it stands was introduced some years ago to give some guidance to play sequence on the 14th and 15th hole. Players are requested to stay behind the fence but they are not required by a local rule. Therefore there is no penalty for golfers who proceed up the 14th fairway while the golfers on the 15th tee are teeing off.
Playing golf involves inherent risks, I suppose like most activities. One of the obvious risks is being struck by a ball. In the rule book it says
Safety 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. Players should not play until the players in front are out of range. Players should always alert greenstaff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them. If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, he should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such situations is “fore”.
There is another side to this, of course, in that our, as in our club, potential liability for accidents on the golf course. There is a well cited case of a golf course in Scotland that was found 30% liable in a 400,000 UK pound settlement where the golf course should have erected a warning sign. We will be erecting a warning sign on the way from the 4th to the 5th tee, so that golfers are aware of the potential of being struck by errant balls played from the 17th tee.
As I said before, playing golf, like all other activities, involves inherent risks. One of these risks is being struck by a ball. The onus is on the player hitting the ball, making sure the way is clear. Players on the course should be aware of the potential risks on the course, so that they minimise the chance of an accident.
The first part of the project was the construction of the bridge on the 1st. The structure of the bridge has been completed and we are now waiting for the concrete to develop its design strength. The bridge will have a stone cladding and this work will start early next month. The new bridge will be open for traffic in the week beginning the 9th of March and the old bridge removed as soon as possible after.
The next stage of the project will be the concrete paths around the 5th tee and we are (endeavouring) to obtain final quotes - our estimate is within the budget for the complete project. Competing for contractors and tradesmen's attention amid other requests for their time, such as other quotations, obligations undertaken,weather delays and the like is always a challenge, but we are trying our best. Jobs always take longer than wished and this project is no exception