Golf at Fairfield
To be read in conjunction with the rules of golf.
Collared shirt or T-Shirt is acceptable
Closed-in shoes only
Course operates on 2 hours to comfortably play each 9 holes.
Course etiquette applies at all times, be aware of other golfers.
Local Rules – Fairfield Golf Course (V18 – 28/02/2018)
To be read in conjunction with the rules of golf.
- Course Etiquette
- No Sandals, Thongs, Bare Feet or T Shirts.
- All financial members are to wear neat casual clothes, which are in good repair, on Saturdays. This means collared shirts and neat casual pants.
Carry a Sand Bucket.
Fix your Pitch Marks on Tees, Greens & Divots on fairways
Keep Carts 5 meters away from the greens and OFF the TEES
- Players are required to arrive at the course 20 minutes before their tee off time and report to the Starter
- The Starter has the right to push back late players to a later tee off time
Penalties for breaching Course Etiquette:
Warning or Suspension issued by Committee member and/or Course Staff
- Out of Bounds(defined with white and black topped pegs)
- Right hand side of 2ndfairway while playing the 2nd fairway.
The left hand side of the 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th
- Right side of the 18th fairway while playing the 18th
- Out of Bounds will commence from each of the above TEE Markers.
- Any boundary fence.
- Lateral Water Hazards
- The gully in front of the 11thtee and across to in front of the 12th tee is defined by Red Pegs as a Lateral Water Hazard. The ball must be played as it lies or with a 1 stroke penalty, take relief under rules 26 and 13.4.
- The Concrete Paths, bridges and drains in the Lateral Hazard are Immovable Obstructions. Free relief is not available in the hazard and the ball must be played as it lies or with a 1 stroke penalty, take relief under Rules 26 and 13.4.
- Any area which is defined with a yellow peg.
Any area that is clearly Green Keepers Works in Progress.
- All bare patches, tree line to tree line, on the fairway being played or as marked with line marking paint and designated as GUR.
Rule 25.1 applies for relief or lost ball.
- Due to the general state of the bunkers on the 2nd and 7th hole, to ensure fair play, players are permitted to lift their ball, rake the bunker and then place their ball back in the bunker, as near as possible to its original position.
- Immoveable Obstructions.
- Sprinkler heads, taps, seats, ball washers, sand bins, signs, fences within the course and Distance Markers. Rule 24.2 applies for relief.
- Note – Boundary fences & Out of Bounds Markers or Water Hazard Markers are not obstructions and the ball must be played as it lies or take relief under the unplayable ball rule.
- Score Cards.
The following information is essential on all cards submitted for competitions to prevent disqualification from events:
Members must use the booking system when entering Club Saturday events
- System generated cards
- Must include the markers initial and surname written under the player’s name
- Card to be signed by both player and marker
- The lowest handicap player in each group is to ensure score cards are completed correctly
- When playing in Team Events the other team MUST mark your cards, you cannot mark your partner’s card.
- In a Team event there must be a minimum of 3 player’s in a playing group.
- Manual Cards
- In combined Team/Single events, if the Computer Card System is not available, a separate card must be completed for each singles player and a separate card submitted for each Team.
- The cards must include each player’s initial and surname and the markers initial and Surname.
- The total points for the event.
- The card/cards must be signed by both players and the marker.
- Notification of Not Playing.
- Ensure you cancel your online booking.
- If you have nominated a tee time during the Saturday competition and if you do not notify the pro shop 12 hours prior your tee off time the competition fees will be deducted from your account.
How competition count backs are determined.
- Stroke & Stableford Events
- When players are tied in Net Score, then the winner is determined on the basis of:
- The best score for the last nine (9) holes
- If still tied, then the best score for the last six (6) holes
- If still tied, then the last three (3) holes
- If still tied, then the 18thhole, 17th
- In addition for a stroke event, if the last nine, last six, last three holes scenario is used, then one-half, one-third, one-sixth, etc of the handicaps should be deducted from the score for those holes.
- Medal of Medals
- Players who have won a monthly medal during the calendar year are eligible to compete in the Medal of Medals competition. Players who have qualified will play at a designated tee time unless approved to play at another time.
- On the designated date there will be a Medal of Medals winner for each Grade.
- A player will play for the Medal of Medals in the grade applicable to his handicap on the day the Medal of Medals event is played.
- Undue Delay – Slow Play (Rule 6-7)
- The Committee has enforced Rule 6-7 which states “The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play”.
- The Committee has established that the pace of play is 4 hours for an 18 hole competition.
- The team identified as holding up play will be penalised for a Breach of this Rule as follows:
- 2 stroke penalty for 1stoffense
- A player may appeal a penalty handed down by the Committee. This will be handled by the Match Committee for determination.
- Team Events – Lowest Handicapper
- If there are only 3 players in the group the lowest handicapper is to be the nominated swinger in the event.
- The system will allocate players for the team in the order they are booked. i.e. player one and two will be one team and players three and four will be other the group.
- Junior Members
- Score cards for juniors must be marked by an adult member. Juniors are NOT to score each others card. Breach of this rule is disqualification from event.
- Aeration Holes
- Through the green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
- On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.
*PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
- Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.
- Distance-Measuring Devices
- For all members competitions played at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device such as a GPS, laser or APP on a mobile phone. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses the device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, compass, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification.
- On the course, subject to any club or course regulations, a multi-functional device may be used to phone, text or email. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses the phone to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play or to seek advice, the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification.
- Players may share a device though it is important that players sharing devices do not unduly delay play.