2019

Club/Course Etiquette

A revised edition of the Club's Etiquette policy is being prepared. Details will be posted on the Club's web site and Notice Board(s) when available. In the interim, members are requested to refrain from any form of behaviour which is detrimental to the best interests of the Club.
Detrimental behaviour considered not to be in the best interests of the Club shall include:

  • failure to observe the Rules and Etiquette of the game
  • failure to observe rules and instructions introduced from time to time for the protection of the course, including those displayed on Notices or Notice Boards
  • behaving, either via actions or language, in a manner considered unacceptable by the Board of Directors. 

Local Rules

Local Rule, Track near 1st Green

24.2 Relief - Through the Green

If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole that the nearest point of relief.  The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green.

DROPPING ZONE at Hole 18

IF YOUR BALL ROLLS OUT OF THE ZONE DO NOT PICK IT UP UNLESS IT HAS
ROLLED MORE THAN TWO CLUB LENGTHS FROM THE POINT IT FIRST STRUCK THE COURSE IN THE ZONE (NOT THE LINE OF THE ZONE).
The text in Italics is relevant to Howley Hall.  The Underlined text is superfluous to
our zones.

Simplification;
When dropping in a zone the ball has to strike that zone, and may
roll out of it, and be played, as long as it has not rolled more
than two club lengths from where it struck the course, even if it
has rolled out of the zone to a point nearer the hole.

a) The player does not have to stand within the dropping zone when
dropping the ball.
b) The dropped ball must first strike a part of the course within the
dropping zone.
c) The dropping zone is defined by a line and that line is within the
dropping zone.
d) The dropped ball does not have to come to rest within the dropping
zone.
e) The dropped ball must be re-dropped if it rolls and comes to rest in a
position
covered by Rule 20-2c(i-vi):

(i) rolls and comes to rest in a hazard;
(ii) rolls out of and comes to rest outside a hazard;
(iii) rolls onto and comes to rest on a putting green;
(iv) rolls and comes to rest out of bounds;
(v) rolls to and comes to rest in a position where there is interference
by the condition from which relief was taken under Rule 24-2b
(immovable obstruction), Rule 25-1 (abnormal ground condition),
Rule 25-3 (wrong putting green) or a Local Rule (Rule 33-8a), or
rolls back into the pitch-mark from which it was lifted under Rule
25-2 (embedded ball);

(vi) rolls and comes to rest more than two club-lengths from where it
first struck a part of the course.
f) The dropped ball may roll nearer the hole than the spot where it first
struck a part of the course, provided it comes to rest within two clublengths
of that spot and not into any of the positions covered by e)

g) Subject to the provisions of e) and f), the ball may roll and come to
rest nearer the hole than:
its original position or estimated position (see Rule 20-2b);
the nearest point of relief or maximum available relief (Rule 24-2,
25-1, or 25-3; or
the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the
water hazard or lateral water hazard (Rule 26-1)

Dress Rules - Standards of Behaviour- Pace of Play


Dress Rules



All clothing and shoes designed for golf and sold through recognised golf and sports retailers are acceptable on the course.



For guidance this definition excludes items of clothing such as football and rugby shirts, denim clothing, beachwear, round neck tee shirts, athletic vests and track suits.



Shirts should be tucked into trousers, shorts or skirts unless specifically designed to be worn otherwise.



Gents tailored and ladies golf shorts may be worn on the course and in the club house with colour co-ordinated golf socks of either knee or ankle length.



Smart casual wear must be worn in the clubhouse.



Note: Smart denim jeans are acceptable in the Spike Bar and in the main Lounge on Draw Nights and on Sundays.



Appropriate footwear must be worn when in the clubhouse. This includes smart trainers.





Minimum Standards of Behaviour



Members, Guests and Visitors must refrain from any form of behaviour which is detrimental to the best interests of the Club.



Detrimental behaviour considered not to be in the best interests of the Club shall include:



· Failure to observe the Rules and Etiquette of the game.



· Failure to observe rules and instructions introduced from time to time for the protection of the course, including those displayed on Notices or Notice Boards.



Behaving, either via actions or language, in a manner considered unacceptable by the Board of Directors.





Pace of Play



Please Keep Up – It’s for the benefit of everyone!


Slow play is a challenge faced by many golf clubs, and Howley Hall is no different.



Golf should be enjoyable and whilst we do not expect members, guests and visitors to rush around the course, your pace of play can affect others and we believe that if all golfers follow these basic principles, golf at Howley Hall will be more enjoyable for all:

· Arrive in good time and play promptly.

· Avoid 1st tee delays by arriving in advance of your tee
time.

Prepare in advance for each stroke and move promptly between strokes.

Take no more than 40 secs. (Normally less) to play each stroke.

Take no more than 3 mins to search for a lost ball

Play a provisional when there is a possibility a ball may be lost.

· Invite the group behind to play through if you need to ‘go back’ to play a stroke.

· Pick up if you cannot score (when playing stableford format).



Play Ready Golf*:



· No ‘honour’ – first player ready should play.

· Allow shorter hitters play first if safe to do so.

· Play out of turn if safe to do so.

· Players should play their own ball before helping others search for a player's ball.

*Not applicable in match play golf.



Halfway House:



· Avoid congestion by ordering and paying promptly.



· Play should be continuous – if it is safe to play from the 11th tee, play immediately and consume food/drink whilst walking up the fairway.

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