INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHEN INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS EXIST BEFORE AND/OR DURING PLAY.



The following bullet points are for determining whether or not PLAY can commence or continue in a safe manner
1. INCLEMENT WEATHER is defined as any one or more of the following
THUNDER & LIGHTNING - FOG - HEAVY RAIN - LAYING SNOW or ICE - STORM FORCE WINDS
2. Play SHALL STOP when a siren or klaxon is sounded for one prolonged note during in play immediately and Player(s) shall make their way to a safe place e.g., shelter at 6th, Clubhouse by the safest and shortest route possible
3. Play SHALL ONLY resume when the siren or klaxon is sounded for two short notes.
4. If a Player(s) considers there is a danger due to inclement weather but has not heard the prolonged klaxon or siren alarms, they may leave the course and if playing in a competition the Player(s) MUST report to the pro-shop
5. NB if playing in a competition Players may not assume the competition has been abandoned and/or suspended until the Players have been notified by the person responsible for monitoring weather conditions. Such notification shall be issued in the pro-shop
6. if a Player(s) playing in a competition stops play for any reason not allowed under R&A Rule 5.7 or fails to report to the Pro-Shop in accord with 3 above the Player(s) will be DISQUALIFIED .
7. If a Player(s) has entered a competition and prior to the competition being played has heard of impending inclement weather the Player(s) may not make the decision not to play in the entered competition after the draw and start sheet have been processed. If they do, they may be subject to sanctions.
8. The Pro-Shop/Committee may inform all competitors at the earliest opportunity of a cancelled competition
9. In the event of impending or existing inclement weather any suspension or cancellation of a competition will not be delayed longer than three (3) hours in summertime (BST) and two (2) hours in winter time (GMT) daylight permitting. If a player cannot remain to complete their round it will result in a Disqualification.
10. A Player(s) involved in a ‘casual’ round of golf shall, on hearing a siren or klaxon, respond by following the items 2 & 3 above

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