- Winter Season Playing Conditions (to end March)
- Preferred lies in play from October 3rd , 2018 until March 31st , 2019, unless stipulated otherwise by South Ayrshire Council.
- Any ball plugged in the cut rough can be lifted (but not cleaned) and dropped without penalty, within 1 club length, not nearer the hole.
- Any competition where 50% or more competitors are unable to complete their round due to an adverse weather event (eg snowstorm rendering course unplayable) will void the competition.
It is a requirement of South Ayrshire Council that all players arrive at the golf course at least 10 minutes before their tee off time.
From 12/6/15 if you are moved from your game into another game and have been contacted by a Committee member to inform you of this, it will be your responsibility to contact your playing partners to inform them you will be playing with them.
The Committee member will inform the player who his partners are when contact is made regarding the tee time. If a player fails to contact his partners and is left without a game, he (the player) will be held responsible for his own inaction.
The twos competition will be suspended for the winter and will resume with the Alloway Qualifier in April 2019.
Please note that entry for the twos competition on the draw sheet should be followed by payment on competition days. The Treasurer has been unable to reconcile twos cash due to non payment by some. If you fail to pay and then have a two you will not receive any cash! Similarly, no cash will be paid if you fail to tick for the twos competition on the white draw sheet.
Entry to the twos competition is not open to members who enter via the reserve list.
Following recent verbal complaints to several members of the Committee regarding slow play, all members are reminded that your place on the course is just behind the game in front and that if you lose one or more holes you must let the game(s) following you through your group. This is good etiquette and should be encouraged to maintain a good pace of play.
All players should note that slow play will be monitored closely this season. Where deemed necessary, penalties will be applied to the guilty parties.
As in recent seasons, any competition that starts on temporary greens but finishes on full greens will be deemed as complete. We do not have enough room in our calendar to replay all such competitions.
As all members are aware we have highlighted the continuing problem of players being left without a game due to partners withdrawing and no communication being made to those affected. This situation was discussed at the AGM and frankly has failed to improve. You would not like to be left without a game so why should you go unpunished when you do it to others. We have now amended the Match Draw Notice to remind all players of their responsibilities but despite notices being posted on the notice board and the web site this has continued to happen.
Following the April Committee meeting the Committee have decided that stricter penalties now need to be applied.
From Sunday, April 21st 2013, any person who withdraws from a match and leaves a partner without a game, having failed to contact them, will be suspended immediately for the next fixture. A second offence will lead to a two week suspension on top of the one already received.
Any player who misses 4 games and fails to contact partners will be regarded as guilty of gross misconduct and will cease to be a member of the Chase Golf Club.
The Committee have taken this action reluctantly but felt they had no choice given that no improvement has taken place. There will be occasions where emergencies arise but there is no excuse for failing to contact anyone.
Following the June Committee Meeting the Chase Golf Club has purchased a new lockable box for RETURNED SCORECARDS. The new box is fixed to the wall by the Club Champion board. The old wooden box will still contain the empty envelopes and the Decisions on the Rules of Golf.
The new box will be used from Sunday 4th August 2012.
The new box will prevent any member from retrieving his scorecard after it has been returned so please ensure you do not forget to comply with all our Competition Rules to avoid disqualifications.
From August 19th 2012 onwards, any scorecards returned into the old wooden box will lead to disqualification.
All members are reminded that all scores should be returned by 10pm on the day of play. ie: Play SATURDAY cards to be returned by 10pm SATURDAY, Play SUNDAY cards to be returned by 10pm SUNDAY, Play WEDNESDAY cards to be returned by 10pm WEDNESDAY
During the Chase Golf Club Annual General Meeting of October 2011, the membership voted to introduce Mentoring groups to help with information and communication flow between the Committee and the members.
DETAILS OF MENTORING GROUPS TO FOLLOW ONCE MEMBERSHIP NAMES AND NUMBERS ARE ASSESSED AT THE END OF NOVEMBER
Under CONGU competition rules a player may return a score shot over his Home Course for handicapping purposes. The round must be played under medal conditions and over a measured course. The handicapping secretary must be notified before the round takes place and the card signed by a club member. Adjustments to handicap will be made according to the Standard Scratch Score.
This is aimed at players who have difficulty in competing in sufficient competitions to hold their handicap and is limited to players who have played 6 or fewer qualifying scores in the preceding period between annual reviews.