The protection of the Course is paramount. Members are required to be aware of the following rules;
- When the Course is closed, practice of any kind is prohibited.
- Practice from/on fairways is not permitted.
- Under no circumstances are greens other than the practice green to be used for general practice.
"Members may play a practice round on the Course but no more than TWO BALLS are to be used.
The Club has a putting green between the Clubhouse and 18th green. There is a practice area and chipping green between the 1st Tee & the 18th green. Members may hire range balls from the pro shop.
Members may play practice strokes to an adjacent fairway in the direction of play from any area of rough on the Course PROVIDED that players on the Course are not inconvenienced.
Sand Buckets must be carried at all times when practicing and divots repaired.
When using the practice area between the first and eighteenth fairways on competition days, practice balls must be collected prior to competitors playing those holes.
The Pro Shop uses the first fairway for lessons and its availability for practice should be confirmed with the Pro Shop."
In addition to the above, practice nets have been provided behind the Pro Shop for members use.
Why am I mentioning this you may ask. The following photo is of pitch and chip divots taken on the 15th fairway just past the hazard. A member or intruder have obviously been practicing their golf to the 15th green, which is strictly against our overall practicing policy. Not only have they been practicing, they do not even have the courtesy of filling their pitch marks with sand. Should any member witness persons practicing outside the Clubs policy, please advise the Captain or Pro shop immediately, so remedial action can be undertaken without delay.