DRESS CODE

Gunnedah is a friendly & somewhat relaxed club that understands that dress sense,fashion and standards
vary according to each and every individual.

Members and visitors are required to maintain a dress considered to be in keeping in both style and neatness
with the character and standing of the club.

Neat and tidy attire at all times. 


GOLF ETIQUETTE

PRIOR TO PLAY
Arrive at least 20 minutes early to check in.
Have no more than 4 in a group unless previously discussed and approved.
Be prepared to have others join you if you have less than 4.
Be ready to play when it is your tee off time.

ON THE TEE
Honor System V Ready Golf...The honor system states that the lowest scoring golfer from
the previous hole shall tee off first,or lowest handicap off first tee.
Time can be saved where that player is not ready to tee off-Ready golf should then be adopted.
Mark your ball clearly so that you can identify it.
Tee off ONLY when golfers ahead are out of range.
Stand still & silent while other golfers are hitting.
Watch where the ball lands to avoid time spent looking for lost balls.
Yell "FORE" if your ball is heading towards another player.

THE FAIRWAY
Walk directly to your ball unless you reach someone else's ball first.
Limit practice swings.
Walk briskly between shots and be ready to play when it is your turn.
Keep pace with the group in front of you.
Assist playing partners by bringing clubs,finding lost balls etc.
Follow all posted cart rules.

ON THE GREEN
Place your bag or cart between the green and next tee box.
Select all the clubs you think you may need.
Repair ball marks. 
Avoid stepping on another players putting line.
On long putts have another player attend the flagstick.

 
   
COURSE CARE 

Repairing Divots

- Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
- Knock in all of the edge of the divot with your club or shoe.
- Lightly sand area (be careful not to use to much sand).
Damage to Greens

Flagsticks

Players should ensure that,when putting down bags or the flagstick that no damage is done to
to the putting Green and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing in it
when handling the flagstick or removing the ball from the hole.
The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before leaving the putting green.

Handling the Flag

- Do not drop the flag on the putting surface as it can cause damage.
- Always lower the flagstick by using a club or by hand.
- Avoid damage to the surrounds by placing the flagstick in the centre of the cup

Removing the Ball

Players must NOT use their putters to remove their golf ball from the hole.
Repairing Ball-Marks
 
- Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the Pitch Repairer.
- Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf towards the centre of the mark.**DO NOT  Lift the soil upwards.
- Lightly tap down with putter.
- Your completed repair should look like this.

Bunkers

Before leaving a bunker, players should smooth over all holes or footprints made by them,and
leave the rake with the handle pointing toward the hole being played.

* Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
* Pull the rake towards you as you exit the bunker.
* If required,rake other affected areas.
* Do not pile sand on the edge of the bunker,push back excess
    sand with reverse side of rake 

Bunker Rake

Always leave the rake in the flat of the bunker with the handle pointing  towards the tee of 
the hole being played and parallel to the line of flight of the ball.
Rakes should be placed as far from the edge as possible.