Only ladies playing in the LGU competitions on a Thursday may book tee times between
10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Thursday
5.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Thursday
A competing member may be accompanied by One Member Only belonging to another category at these times, for the purpose of recording their score.
Restricted Members may not commence play at the following times : –
4.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Before 2.30 p.m. Saturday
Before 1.30 pm. Sunday
Before 10.30 a.m. Saturday & Sunday (Winter)
NB: Restricted male members are not eligible to participate in any club competitions, except Wednesday medals.
Junior Members may not commence play at the following times :-
Before 3.30 p.m. Monday – Friday between 1st September and 31st May
Before 3.00 p.m. on a Saturday between 1st March and 31st October
All Junior Members must leave the Course and Clubhouse by 10.00 p.m.
Members who wish to play outwith their designated times,(with the exception of members participating in a club competition with an Ordinary Member), may do so only if invited by a Member entitled to play at such times.
“Visitors” refers only to those golfers who purchase a visitor’s ticket.
Guests – Playing and Non-Playing
Members are reminded that the names and addresses of their Guests (playing or non- playing) must be recorded on arrival in the Visitors’ Book which is available in the vestibule or at the bar. Guests should always be accompanied by their host. A playing guest or a visitor may play the course on six occasions per year only.
Ordinary, Life and Intermediate members may introduce 12 guests per year at a charge of £5 per guest. All other categories may introduce 6 guests per year as above. After all spaces above are used, a member may introduce a guest at a charge of £10 per guest. Members who are unable to produce their membership card will be charged £10 for any guest they introduce.
Match Play Competition Dates
To ensure that the stages in match-play competitions are played by the dates laid down, the committee has agreed that the Match and Handicap Committee will meet on the final evening of each round and take whatever action it deems appropriate on any unplayed tie.
Members are jointly responsible for ensuring that ties are played on time. Winners of ties are responsible for putting names forward to the next round.
S.G.U. Ruling re-Prize Vouchers (Amateurs)
A Voucher is issued by this club in place of each prize, in every case, the goods purchased to the value of the voucher shall be of such a nature as will enable the recipient to retain his or her Amateur Status. The Committee reserves the right to be satisfied on this point before paying the account.
All players are obliged to replace turf which they remove in making a stroke, and to fill up holes made in bunkers and repair pitch marks on greens.
Players shall observe the rights of the public on the Leven Embankment and on the path at the was and north boundaries.
Balls lost in play become the property of the Club and action will be taken against any unauthorised persons searching for or removing such balls.
Practice play on fairways and putting greens is strictly prohibited.
Players are requested to keep caddy carts of the tees, greens surrounds and to sue new paths provided between greens and tees.
1) Maintain Appropriate Pace
One of the most common pet peeves on the golf course is when a group significantly slows down the groups behind them.
If there’s nobody ahead of your group and there’s a group constantly waiting behind you, your group should almost always play faster or let the group behind you play through.
The best way to improve your group’s pace is to play “ready golf” and avoid spending too much time looking for balls.
Generally, the player farthest away from the hole is supposed to hit their next shot. However, when playing casually with friends, you can all agree to let the player who is ready to hit first do so (ready golf). Before doing so, however, check with the people in your group to make sure they’re all fine with this.
Don’t Spend Too Much Time Looking for Balls
particularly if there is no chance of finding them.
In competition play a ball is lost if notfound in three minutes after the player begins to search for it.
If you think you might not be able to find your tee shot and it would demand a “retee,” go ahead and take a provisional shot so you don’t have to walk back to the tee.
Help Others Find Their Ball
When playing in a group with other golfers, help them find their ball if yours is further than theirs or they’re next to hit. You should also help look for where other players’ shots travel when they hit them. Two pairs of eyes are always better than one.
Don’t Sacrifice Your “Pre-Shot Ritual”
While it’s crucial to keep a reasonable pace, you shouldn’t need to forego your “pre-shot ritual” or otherwise hurt your golf game. Unless you have some crazy routine before every shot, you should be able to cut out enough time through the above tips.
2) Repair Your Ball Marks on Greens
Unrepaired or poorly repaired pitch marks play a significant factor in the condition of the greens and can lead to missed putts and surfaces that take weeks to recuperate.
You should always find and fix your ball marks on the green. It’s incredibly easy to do at an individual level, and when everyone helps maintain the green, all golfers benefit.
3) Replace or Fill Divots
When you take divots on the tee box or fairway, you should either retrieve and replace the divot or fill the divot with sand/mix.
Generally, either of these options is fine unless the course favours one option over the other.
4) Minimize Divots
You don’t need to take a divot on your practice swing and you should strive to avoid doing so. If everyone took three divots on each shot, the course will course will take longer to recover.
If hitting an iron or wedge from the tee box, you can set your ball behind another divot to avoid making a new one.
5) Maintain Sand Bunkers
You should always rake the sand to fix footprints or other imprints you made in it.
You should also prevent causing excessive change to bunkers in the first place. Enter a bunker to hit your ball from the shortest line.
6) Silently Stand Still and Out of the Way
When another golfer in your group is hitting their shot, make sure not to distract them. Always be silent and stand stilly out of view and out of the line of their putts.
You should also avoid distracting golfer in other groups. If other golfers are close to you, stay quiet and avoid walking or driving past them.
7) Follow All Golf Cart Rules
Even under normal playing conditions, golf courses limit where you can drive a cart. You should never drive the cart on or near tee boxes, greens, bunkers, or water hazards.
Please use cart paths where possible and check course updates prior to commencing your round.
8) Don’t Hit a Ball Into the Group Ahead of You
Never hit a ball when there’s a group ahead of you within your distance.
9) Always Yell “Fore” When an Errant Ball is Hit Towards Other People
“Fore” is a term commonly used in golf that essentially means “duck and get to cover.”
If you or someone in your group hits a shot that could potentially hit another golfer, always yell “Fore!”
Keep in mind that just because you can’t see someone, it doesn’t mean there isn’t someone in your ball’s path. For example, if you slice a ball towards another hole, be sure to yell “Fore!” even if you can’t see the other hole.
It’s sometimes hard to remember to do this in the moment, so be sure to yell this if you see someone else hit a dangerous ball.
While it’s rare for someone to be hit by a ball, it does happen. Depending on where the ball hits someone, they can get seriously injured or even die.
If you’re ever ahead of someone in your group, be sure to be as far out of their potential ball path and pay attention to their shot.
10) Be respectful of other golfers
Always be respectful of other golfers on and off the golf course. Members are reminded that they are representatives of the golf club and should set a good example for visitors and juniors.
11) Put your phone on silent
Golf is there to be enjoyed by everyone and there is nothing worse than a phone ringing in someones backswing. Please be mindful of other golfers by switching your phone on to silent mode and use only at appropriate times.
When playing on the course we ask that the correct attire is worn. All members and visitors are expected to show a degree of responsibility in maintaining the standards of the Club and while the attire may be casual, it must remain smart at all times.
When playing on the course, we ask that a golfing top, such as a collared tee shirt (Polo shirt), round neck golf top (turtle neck), tailored shorts or trousers (no jeans or tracksuits), are worn.
Only accepted golf shoes may be worn on the Course.