Dangerous Course Conditions and Course Unplayable.
With the storm season with us it is important that all Members and Committee know what is expected of them should the above conditions occur.
Dangerous Course Conditions.
Should the course conditions become dangerous, for example an approaching lightning and thunder storm, a Committee Member, Management or an Employee of the Club shall sound the siren with 1 prolonged blast repeating the single blast as often as necessary for all players to hear. Upon hearing the horn the Players have only two options. The first is leave your ball where it is on the course and leave the course for safety immediately. The second is, mark your ball where it lies and leave the course for safety immediately. You may not play another stroke or finish the hole before exiting the course. When notification is received that the course is now safe for play the players will return to their marker or ball and must resume play from that position. You may not replay any holes or shots. If you play a stroke after the horn has been sounded you will be disqualified, this includes tapping in a 2 inch putt.
Should the course conditions become unplayable, for example a heavy downpour of rain that puts the fairways or greens underwater, a Committee Member, Management or an Employee of the club will conduct a course inspection and upon deciding that the course is indeed unplayable they will sound the siren with three short, sharp blasts, repeating as often as deemed until all players are aware of the course conditions. Upon hearing the horn the Players have only two options. The first is to mark your ball where it lies and leave the course immediately. The second is, if you wish you may finish the hole you are playing and then leave the course immediately. If a return to play is possible, the Officials will notify the Players and play will resume from where you left off. You may not replay any holes or shots.
Return to play
Once the dangerous conditions or unplayable conditions have passed players will be advised to return to the course by 2 short blasts from the air horn.