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

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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