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Suspension of play guidelines

The club has recently carried out a review of its rulesfor suspension of play and has modified them in line with current R & A recommendations (Rule 6-8b, Rule 33-2d andAppendix 1 Part C Section 4).

When play is suspended by the Committee for a dangerous situation, if the players in a match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstance warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7.

The signal for suspension of play due to a dangerous situation will be one prolonged note of the siren.

NB Examples of a dangerous situation are lightning and fog.

When play is suspended by the Committee for a non-dangerous situation, if the players in amatch or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they have started play of a hole, they may discontinue play immediately or continue play of the hole, provided they do so without delay. If the players choose to continue play of the hole, they are permitted to discontinue play before completing it. In any case, play must be discontinued after the hole is completed. The players must resume play when the Committee has ordered a resumptionof play.

The signal for suspension of play due to a non-dangerous situation will be three consecutive notes of the siren, repeated.

NB Examples of a non-dangerous situation are the course flooding and high winds.

In all cases resumption of play will be signalled by two short notes of the siren, repeated.

Don’t forget that under rule 6-8 a(ii) a player ispermitted to discontinue play, even if the siren has not been sounded, if he believes there is a danger from lightning.

Whenever possible, it is recommended that players take shelter from a thunderstorm in the clubhouse. Please study the new notice displayed on notice boards for advice regarding actions to take and not to take in the event of lightning.

REMEMBER :

ONE PROLONGED NOTE OF SIREN – DISCONTINUE PLAY IMMEDIATELY

THREE CONSECUTIVE NOTES OF THE SIREN, REPEATED – DISCONTINUE PLAY IMMEDIATELY OR AFTER COMPLETION OF HOLE ALREADY STARTED

TWO SHORT NOTES OF SIREN, REPEATED – RESUME PLAY