In the event of an emergency on the course, please dial 01753 370102. Please add this number to your phone contacts too.

HEALTH & SAFETY


Dear Member,
A Health and Safety Risk Assessment has been carried out and several new rules have been introduced. Therefore, it is essential that you read the information below. Thank you.
Peter McKee (ECGC Chairman)


1 GOLF COURSE
a) Divots must be replaced, (except on teeing grounds where divots should be left to the groundsman to repair), replacing divots is especially important on the practice ground.
b) Pitch marks must be repaired on the greens, bunkers must be smoothed over after play. When rakes are present, please leave them IN the bunkers after use.
c) No practice is permitted except on the practice green and practice area (adjacent to the 7th & 9th fairways).
d) No pitching/chipping is permitted on to the practice putting green.

2 SAFETY
a) Take care when walking on the road between the end of Common Lane and the course – cars and cyclists may not be expecting to find pedestrians in the roadway.
b) Never strike a golf ball if there is a chance it might hit someone. Take particular care where tees are located close to greens. If you think a ball might hit someone, shout ‘FORE’ loudly.
c) No ball may be struck on the 1st and 2nd holes while a train is passing.
d) Any ball struck onto or over the railway line boundary must NOT be retrieved.
e) No swimming or paddling is permitted in the pond (on the 6th fairway) or in the Willowbrook.
f) Never play when thunder or lightning is occurring/expected.
g) Never lick golf balls as a means of cleaning – balls can be contaminated by herbicide chemicals applied to the course.
h) Never challenge trespassers on the course - There are no public rights of way.
i) In any emergency always summon assistance from the Warden or Security using the yellow emergency telephone located by the Clubhouse or call the emergency number 01753-370102 to detail the nature of the emergency. The clubhouse contains a First Aid Box and the Security Office has the nearest Defibrillator.

3 ETIQUETTE DURING PLAY
a) Two balls have priority over other match formats. No more than 4 people may play together. All players must show consideration to others on the course notwithstanding the number of players in a group.
b) If any match loses more than a hole on those in the front, the match behind should be called through.
c) On no account may balls be driven if the match in front is still in range.
f) Players must not cut in if, in doing so, they delay matches already on the course. At the first tee matches starting and matches playing their 2nd 9 holes should alternate.
g) Practice putts should not be made after holing out when another match is waiting to play to the green.
h) Golf bags/trolleys should not be taken onto tees, greens or into the bunkers.
i) Every player must have a golf bag and clubs for his/her own use on the course. You cannot share these with another player.

Please also refer to the Pace of Play Document


4 LOCAL RULES
Please see reverse of the score card for the ECGC Local Rules

5 DISCS/GUESTS
a) All members must have their membership discs on their golf bags.
b) A member may only introduce 3 guests in any one day. A member must always play with or accompany their guest(s). A member is responsible for the conduct of their guest(s) and should ensure that they follow these rules.

6 GENERAL RULES OF THE COURSE
a) The Rules of Golf, as laid down by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews, will always apply.
b) Other Local Rules of the course as printed on the scorecard, or posted on the Club house notice board will also apply.
c) The Etiquette of Golf must always be observed.
d) Members must not write on Club notices except to enter competitions/events.

7 PLAYING
a) Hours of play, details of College Terms and Club matches are published on the times sheet which is displayed on the Club house notice board and available on the Members Hub.
b) All players (except College students) must have a confirmed tee booking. This applies to the Golf Course and the Practice Ground.
c) The Club do not wish to preclude children or dogs accompanying members whilst playing the course, but such members are responsible for their safety and control and must ensure that the speed of play is not affected to the annoyance of others (reference 6c above).

8 COLLEGE GROUND AND BUILDINGS
a) Members are reminded that all College grounds and buildings are private property.
b) NOISE: Out of respect for the local residents and other golfers please keep noise to a minimum in and around the Club House and Car Park areas.
c) Cars parked on College property are left entirely at the owner’s risk.

9 DRESS CODE
a) All golfers (except students at the College) must adhere to the Dress Code which is available on the website and displayed in the clubhouse.


January 2021