When playing from a hole where the tee-off markers are NOT positioned on artificial turf, you MUST use a fairway protection mat on the tee, unless you are using a Driver. For clarity, a Driver is the only club that can be used without a mat on a grass tee.
As an additional winter fairway protection measure, the Committee have elected that all competitions during December, January and February, will be played as Non-Handicap Qualifying events and consequently be played under the winter rules, as detailed above. This means that NO handicap adjustments will be made for these competitions. To clarify, ALL competitions (Gents, Ladies and Junior) played after the introduction of fairway protection mats on 13th November will be Non-Handicap Qualifying until the use of fairway protection mats is no longer required.
The competitions will proceed as per the fixture list with the sweep and two’s entry as normal.
Mats must also be used for all match play competitions including the Winter Foursomes.
Additionally, no handicap qualifying acceptable scores will be allowed during this period due to the mandated use of fairway protection mats.
It is hoped that your adherence to the obligatory use of fairway mats during this period will have a beneficial effect on our golf course come the start of the 2024 summer season.
Match and Handicap Convener