Members Information

Dress Code Priority on Course Countbacks Notice Board
Golf Etiquette Handicapping Ambrose Rules Reciprocal Clubs

Membership Fees

NOTE: Members are required to carry membership cards and verification of handicap at all times as identification will be required when travelling to other golf clubs.

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Dress Code for Clubhouse and Course

  1. In order to maintain a standard of dress suitable to the Club, all members are requested to pay attention to their dress.
  2. Members should be clean and tidily dressed at all times.
  3. When shorts are worn, members must wear socks.
  4. Shoes must be worn at all times whilst playing on the course; ripple-sole shoes and thongs are banned on the course.
  5. Thongs can be tolerated in the clubhouse until 7.00 pm, after which time the minimum dress code will be shorts, shirt, socks and suitable footwear.
  6. Athletic singlets and shirts without collars (T-shirts) are not acceptable dress on the course; however, such dress is acceptable in the clubhouse between the hours of 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm on weekdays.
  7. Abbreviated shorts (such as football shorts, etc.) are not acceptable.
  8. Shirts worn outside the trousers, except when specially made for the purpose, are not acceptable.

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Etiquette of the Game of Golf

Have some thought for your fellow members - avoid slow play at all times.

  1. 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.
  2. The player who has the honour should be allowed to play before his opponent or fellow competitor tees his ball.
  3. No player should play until the players in front are out of range.
  4. In interest of all, players should play without delay.
  5. Players searching for a ball should allow other players coming up to pass them; and 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.
  6. Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully rake in all holes made by him therein and replace rakes in the bunker parallel to the fairway.
  7. Through the green, a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him is replaced at once and pressed down, and that after the players have holed out, any damage to the putting green made by the ball or the player is carefully repaired. The player must not take a divot with a practice swing.
  8. Players should ensure that when dropping bags or the flagstick no damage is done to the putting green and that neither they or their caddies damage the hole by standing too close to same. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole after the players leave the putting green.
  9. When the play of a hole is complete, players should immediately leave the putting green.
  10. In a practice round, no more than two balls to be used per player. For all other practice, the practice fairway and green to be used.
  11. Mobile phones, two-way radios and the like are not permitted on the course.

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Priority on the Course

In the absence of special rules, twosomes, threesomes or foursomes should have precedence over and be entitled to pass any other kind of match. A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind.

Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round. Players following must keep up with players ahead. If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it should allow the match following to pass.

REMEMBER ... it is the duty of every member to preserve the reputation of the Club, by:-

  1. Maintaining the spirit of good fellowship between himself and every other member;
  2. Extending the hand of welcome to all visitors.

COURSE STAFF shall have the right of way at all times.

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Countbacks

18 Hole Events: The best score for the last nine holes shall be used. If there is a tie, the last six holes shall be used and, if still tied, the last three holes shall be used. If a tie still persists, then hole by hole scores shall be taken from the 18th hole.

27, 36, 54 and 72 Hole Events: The last 18 holes shall be used and, if still tied, the count-back as in 18 hole events shall be used.

NOTE: The best score for the last six holes shall be used in nine hole events, then the last three and, if a tie persists, then hole by hole from the 9th.

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Ambrose Rules and Conditions

Handicap: 1/8 of combined handicap, 4 players; 1/6 of combined handicap, 3 players; 1/4 of combined handicap, 2 players.

Teams: Teams of 2, 3, or 4 players play as partners.

Scorecard: Must be signed by two players in the team.

Scoring: Scoring is done as for a stroke round, with the deduction of handicap at completion.

Order of Play: On each occasions the highest handicap player hits off first, down to the lowest handicapper in the group.

Play:

  1. Each player plays from the tee in the correct order.
  2. One shot is selected from the shots, which is then the place from which to play the next shot.
  3. Each player will then place a ball one club length from the marked spot. This applies through the green and, on the putting surface, one putter head.
  4. Play then resumes in the correct order until the green is reached.
  5. ON THE PUTTING GREEN ... The position of the selected putt is marked. Other team members may then place their ball within one putter head length of the marked position, no nearer the hole, and putt from this position. If a putt is not holed, then the selected ball is marked. Team members then proceed as earlier stated. This method will continue until the ball is holed out.

Objections: Should any objections result after the round of any of the Ambrose Events, the rules of golf and the Special rules of the above competitions will be referred to. Any decision of the Match Committee will be final. No eagles will be recognised.

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Match Committee Notice Board

Members are requested to take notice of information posted on the notice board, and should be conversant with such notices before commencing play.

The Match Committee reserves the right to alter events when needed.

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Reciprocal Clubs

New South Wales: Foster/Tuncurry, Eastlakes, Woolgoolga, Toronto, Taree, Merewhether, Tamworth, Gosford.