Return to competitive Golf06.07.2020
Return of Competitive Golf
Further to previous email regarding the return of competition play, the following guidelines will apply when we re-start on Saturday 11th July and play for the Spring Cup:
Scorecards will be available from the Pro-Shop when you check-in for competition.
During the round, players should enter their own hole scores on a scorecard (it is not necessary for a marker to do it) Players are encouraged to keep the markers scores on the side. DO NOT SWAP CARDS.
At the end of the round, it is not necessary to have a marker physically certify the player’s hole scores, but some form of verbal certification should take place and name of marker recorded on card should the Committee require this information.
The scorecard should be returned to the Pro-Shop during opening hours and thereafter posted through letterbox on Dining Room fire exit door adjacent to front entrance.
Cards for handicap should be returned in the same manner and clearly marked “FOR HANDICAP”.
The flagstick should remain in the hole at all times.
A foam insert (different to what is currently in place) will be used to modify the depth of the hole to allow players to remove the ball without touching the flagstick. See email for photo. The ball will be considered holed if any part of the ball comes to rest below the surface of the putting green, even if not lodged against the flagstick.
As Scottish Golf’s Guidance on the return to golf in Scotland recommends the removal of rakes from bunkers, players are requested to smooth bunkers using either their foot or a club after playing their stroke.
There are no preferred lies on fairways.
‘Gimmies’ are not allowed.
Play will be off the White tees.
New members will be able to play for handicap during this competition and should state this at time of tee booking.
The Scottish Golf online reservation system which enables members to book by Phone, Phone App, Club Website or Touch Screen in Clubhouse is being implemented. Further information on this to follow.