Etiquette & Slow Play

Please replace divots or use divot mix, repair pitch marks, and rake bunkers (not required under Covid directives). All players must carry and use divot mix whilst playing. Players carrying golf bags must make provision for carrying divot mix. There are ‘mix boxes’ located throughout the course, please use them.

 

This is ‘our’ golf course. If you see a divot unfilled, fill it. On the green, repair your own pitch mark and also repair others that you may see. Please do not leave it to someone else. We also ask players to take particular care, when removing the ball from the hole with the flag still in place and when using ‘ball retrievers’, to avoid damaging the lip of the hole. 

 

Players are also responsible for checking the conditions of play, on the club notice board prior to competitions.

 

 

Slow Play:

Slow play is a source of much frustration and disquiet amongst our playing members. The Committees would urge all members to play at a good pace without detriment to their own game, whilst preserving for their fellow members the enjoyment of the game we all love.

 

Rush Golf Club allows for a two hour turnaround for nine holes. In the case that a group completes their first nine in under the two hour window, they must stand aside and allow those teeing off on their first hole to commence play at their allocated time. 

 

Players should play at a good pace. It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If a group loses a clear hole and is delaying the group behind, they should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, they should invite the faster moving group to play through.

 

Rush Golf Club encourages the use of ‘Ready Golf’ where players play when ready and ‘out of turn’. 

 

Where appropriate:

  • ‘Longer Hitters’ may tee off last. 

  • Pick up your ball when you can no longer score on the hole.

  • Go directly to your own ball first, particularly off the tee.

  • Play a provisional ball if in doubt. Under Covid directives you may not return to play a shot in the case of a lost ball.

  • Do not write up scorecards whilst on the green, do so at the tee box whilst playing partners are teeing off.

  • Position your trolley between the green and next tee-box when at the green.

  • Search time for lost balls is 3 minutes (Rules of Golf).

 

Under no circumstances should players play whilst the group ahead may be in range.

 

Feedback from Members: 

The Ladies and Men's Golf Committees welcome input from members on the running of the competitions. Comments or suggestions should be sent in writing to the Secretary(s) of the Ladies/Men's section at Rush Golf Club or by using the contact form(s) on this site.