Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by their footsteps and then leave the rake on the designated rake holder provided.
Damage to Greens
Flagsticks, Bags etc.
Players should ensure that when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it while either handling the flagstick or when removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Golf carts can only be driven by those who have been given approval to do so. Users are required to abide by the Rules governing the Use of Golf Carts.
Damage Through Practice Swings
In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course by taking divots, particularly on the tees.
Green Cutting Procedures
Greens are cut in a predetermined order. On competition days, the aim is to cut each green before players on the time sheet are in a position to reach any particular green. In the event of players in a competition being ready to play a green, the staff are instructed to stand aside and allow the players to proceed.
On other occasions, ie no competition or members playing earlier than times shown on the time sheet, the Greens Staff are instructed to proceed with their program of work. There are good reasons for this procedure, including the need to complete essential work on the entire course in the time available after allowing for scheduled competitions. On such occasions players must allow work to proceed – be it on the fairway, tee, green or practice fairway. Players must not hit if Course Staff or machinery are in range.