Competition guidelines in the event of adverse course conditions

Following last weekend’s play the committee met and have agreed the following set of conditions/rules in the event of frost/inclement weather. The following will also be posted on the club noticeboard in the hall and at the computer sign in station.

1. If temporary greens are in play on any Saturday or Sunday morning that competition day will not form part of the league.
2. If temporary greens are in play on one day and full greens are in the play on the other day of the same weekend 20 cards must be returned on the day the full greens are in play for it to count towards the league. The day the temporary greens are in play will be treated as a separate non-league competition. If both days are played on the full greens a total of 20 cards between the 2 days must be returned for it to count towards the league.
3. If conditions don’t allow for a league-competition to be played that round of the league will be cancelled and be deemed void. No additional weeks will be added. The 10 round format of the league allows for a number of cancelled weekends
4. If the league loses 30% of the total number of competitions allowed the number of counting cards will drop by 1. i.e. if we lose 3 weekends out of 10 the number of counting cards will drop to 4 from 5 or if we lose 2 weekends out of 7 the number of counting cards will drop to 3 from 4.

Sunday being traditional the busier day will see the course manager/greenkeeper and or starter make every effort to have play but the overriding concern in the event of frost/bad weather will be the protection of the course. Regular inspections on the hour will be made to open the course as early as possible. i.e 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am after which a call will be made if the full greens will open on that day. This may necessitate a shotgun start later that morning. Regular updates will be posted on the website and club text service in the event of such delays.The course may differ from Saturday.

Players should take responsibility in checking whether the course is open in the event of bad weather, phone ahead either club house or club mobile, check the website and look out for club texts.

Only the course manager/greenkeeper and or starter may enter the course grounds in assessing whether the course is fit for play.