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Course Safety

fog and lightning

FOG & LIGHTNING

In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately & taken appropriate action. (Rule 6-8a applies).

Shelters do not provide adequate protection from lightning. Do not continue play in fog / poor visibility, when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.


Green Staff

GREENS STAFF

Have priority at all times. Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them and wait for staff to move out of range.


Public Footpaths

PUBLIC FOOTPATHS

Paths run alongside and cross several holes on the course. Priority must be given to members of the public. Players must not play shots until footpaths in range are clear. Tee signs have been erected at effected holes.


Buggies

BUGGIES

To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers are required to comply with the Club’s Buggy Policy and follow designated buggy routes at all times. Take particular care on slopes and around ditches and deep-sided bunkers.


buggies

THE COURSE, ITS STEPS AND SURFACES

may be slippery when damp or wet. Golfers must ensure to wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions. Wherever possible, keep to covered areas of footpaths and steps. Take care on steep banks and when entering & leaving deep-sided bunkers.


water

DEEP WATER

There are several ponds across the course. Players are advised not to attempt to retrieve golf balls from ponds. Players enter water hazards at their own risk.


first aid

FIRST AID

Assistance is available in the Clubhouse. ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE OFFICE


FORE

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF THE NEED TO SHOUT "FORE!” IF YOUR BALL GOES OFF LINE

  • Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
  • Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.
  • If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, they should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such situations is "FORE!”
  • On hearing "FORE!” - Crouch, cover your head with your arms and count to 10.

You are advised to carry a mobile phone with the ring tone set to zero to summon assistance in an emergency.


RING 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE

AMBULANCE ACCESS POINT:

Main Entrance Door Front Of The Club House or 3rd Hole.


 

Horsforth Golf Club
Layton Rise Horsforth Leeds LS18 5EX
Tel: 0113 258 6819

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