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RULES AND REGULATIONS OF GEORGE GOLF CLUB

                                                                EDITION 8 DD 10 September 2018

1.        SEASONS & OPERATING HOURS

2.        GOLF ETIQUETTE

3.        SPEED OF PLAY

4.        ACCESS TO THE GOLF COURSE

5.        PRACTICE

6.        HANDICAPS

7.        RESERVATION OF TEE TIMES

8.        GOLF CARTS

9.        COMPETITIONS

10.       DRESS CODE

11.       FOOD & BEVERAGE

12.       BAR RULES

13.       PRIZE GIVING

14.       NEW MEMBER PROCESS

15.       SPONSORSHIPS

16.       COMPETITION GUIDE LINES

17.       CADDIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF GEORGE GOLF CLUB

1. SEASONS AND OPERATING HOURS

Season

PEAK SEASON       15th December to 15th January

HIGH SEASON       1stOctober to 30thApril

LOW SEASON       1stMay to 30thSeptember

Operating Hours

15th December to 15th January              05h30

16th January to 31st March                    06h00

1st April to 31st May                                                06h30

1st June to 31st July                                               07h00

1st August to 30th September                 06h30

1st October to 14th December                                06h00

 

 

*Hours may be adjusted by management on duty

2. GOLF ETIQUETTE

§   Talking on cell phones is not permitted on the course or in the clubhouse except in designated areas. Designated areas include the pro shop, locker rooms, braai deck, car park and smoking area. Special dispensation for professionals such as doctors can be pre-arranged with management.

§   Allotted time for 18 holes is no more than 4h20min including a compulsory halfway stop of no more than 15 minutes.

§   George Golf Club prescribe that you play READY GOLF.

§   Sandbags or sand bottles and Pitch Fork Repairers are compulsory when playing – please fill your divots, repair your pitch marks and rake bunkers.

§   Carts are not to be driven beyond demarcated ropes or onto tee complexes.

§   Obey the course marshals at all times – failure to do so may result in players being asked to leave the course.

§   Players who have finished a hole must leave the green and cart path adjacent to the green immediately and must not first fill in their scorecards or linger around. If they do not do so they expose themselves to serious injury.

§   Players must not tee off or play any shot until they are certain that the players ahead of them are out of reach and that there is no possibility of reaching the players ahead of them. Failure to adhere to this rule may cause serious injury or even death of a player ahead of them.

 

IMPORTANT

§   The last two points are not only good etiquette but important rules of the Club. Any member or player indemnifies the Club fully and in all respects against any claim and liability arising from a failure to adhere to these rules.

General

§  No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

§  The player who has the honour should normally be allowed to play before his opponent or fellow-competitor tees his ball, however we do encourage you to play “Ready Golf” in order to speed up play.

§  All players must be aware of others on the course and shout the word ‘fore’ to warn others if necessary.

§  Players must play without undue delay.

§  Players searching for a ball must allow faster following players to play through and should not continue their play until these players are out of range.

§  Before leaving a bunker a player should rake the bunker leaving it in better condition than he/she found it.

§  All divots made on fairways and teeing areas should be filled with sand.

§  A player should repair his/her pitch mark and assist the club by repairing any others they might find.

§  The flagstick should be carefully removed and placed on the green and properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.

§  When the play of the hole has been completed the players should leave the green complex immediately.

§  No player should play until the players in front are out of range.

3. SPEED OF PLAY

§  Players are to keep up with the players ahead at all times and in the interest of all players should play without delay.

§  Please play Ready Golf.

§  Time allotted for 18 holes including Half Way stop is NOT more than 4h20 minutes.

§  If a 4 ball falls a hole behind they will be warned by the Course Marshall and upon a second warning, they will be asked to skip a hole and/ or skip half way house and thereafter may be requested to leave the Golf Course.

§  Unless playing in a medal competition round, players must pick up the ball when they can no longer score.

§  Players searching for a ball should allow other players coming up to pass them: they should signal to the players following them to pass; and should not continue their play until those players have passed and are out of range.

4. ACCESS TO THE GOLF COURSE

§  It is compulsory for players to register with the check in counter before the commencement of play.

§  Players must report to the check in counter ready to go onto the tee at least 10 minutes before their tee-off time. If they are late they may forfeit their tee-off time.

§  Children under 10 years of age may not enter the Golf Course unless accompanied by an adult or playing golf with the Club's consent.

§  No sharing of Golf Clubs is permitted.

5. PRACTICE

§  Nobody may practice chipping onto the greens on the course, nor may anyone practice putting on these greens at any time
other than as permitted during a Competition Round under Rule 7-2 of the Rules of Golf. .

§  When playing a practice round, a player may have a maximum of two (2) balls in play, which must be played
continuously, according to the rules provided that other players are not delayed.

6. HANDICAPS

§  A maximum handicap Index of 36.4 for men and 40.4 for ladies is permissible at George.

§  All play at George Golf club is subject to the Rules of Golf as published by the R&A from time to time and in addition Competitions will be subject to the Handicap Regulations as published by the SAGA from time to time.

§  Plus Handicap strokes will be allocated in the following order – 14th;16th;8th;1st;11th;2nd;4th;12th;5th & 10th.

7. RESERVATION OF TEE-OFF TIMES

General Stipulations

§  A member may invite a specific guest (person) to play as his / her accompanied guest at the preferential member’s guest fee which must arranged with management prior to booking a time.  The responsibility lies with the member to ensure rules and regulations are adhered to. Wednesdays and Saturdays afternoons are reserved for members only. The discretion lies with the Manager to allow members guests to play on these days and only if there is no waiting list for members in these fields.

§  If there are gaps in the field within 48hrs of tee-times, visitors will be accommodated at the discretion of the Manager.

§  All Club Major Trophy, Monthly Medal, and Ladies Trophy competitions are restricted to Members only.

§  The financial / playing ban penalties for “no-shows” will be adjudicated by the Manager. These penalties will apply throughout the Year.

§  TUESDAY PM LADIES - Members will be allowed guests in consultation with the Ladies Captain

§  WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY COMPETITIONS – There will be one (whole-day) competition OR a separate AM and PM Competition depending on the Sponsors request.  Prize giving will be at 18h15 in winter and 18h50 in summer presented by the Captain or his nominee. When there is a separate AM and PM Competition, there will be no AM Prize-giving.

§  There will be no prize-giving during “Peak Season”

§  There will either be a two-tee start with AM and PM fields or alternatively a one-tee start through-out the day.

Cancellation of tee-off reservation

§  Members who fail to present themselves for a time that they have booked for themselves and any guests will be charged at the member’s guest rate for their own and their guests missed booking, unless they have cancelled at least 24 hours before the tee-off time.

§  Cancellations should be made well ahead of time. For competition days the Club must be informed at least 24 hours before. Bookings should not be cancelled on the day of the competition unless there is a valid excuse.

§  If a visitor cancels on the day he/she will be charged the full price for their booking. Visitors and guests not accompanied by a member are required to make payment or provide credit card details when making their bookings and will be charged the full visitors’ rate should they fail to present themselves.

8. GOLF CARTS

NO PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MAY HIRE OR DRIVE A GOLF CART ON CLUB PROPERTY.
Golf Cou

Golf RSA in conjunction with HNA will be implementing a new Course and Slope Rating System  which will in turn influence your Handicap Calculation. Here is some terminology that you will need to understand:

1. Handicap Index - This will be your standard handicap that will be calculated by HNA and will appear on your profile. It will allow for a decimal of one tenth. IE- Your Handicap Index could be 11.6. This is not a playing Handicap

2. Slope Rating - Every set of tees on every Golf course has a slope rating which has been determined by the degree of difficulty in accordance with the USA Course rating system. The maximum Slope rating is 155(hardest) and 55(easiest). The standard Slope rating is 113.

3. Course rating - every set of tees has a course rating similar to the existing system, but will also allow for decimals.

4. Course Handicap - this is the handicap that you will play off on that day that will be calculated using your Handicap Index, the slope rating of the tees you play off and the Course rating of the same tees.

The updated Rules & Regulations Edition 6 (23 Feb 2018)