SWGC Course Guidelines

Enjoying your Game


Dress Code

Member and visitors attire may vary due to event themes, but as a rule these dress code guidelines apply. Acceptable • Collared shirts • Golf or polo shirts • Dress shorts • Trousers • Slacks • Enclosed shoes (flat soled) • Runners and sports shoes (flat soled) • Soft spikes only Unacceptable • Sleeveless shirts or singlets • Strapless tops • Tank tops • Football jumpers • Football or other sports type shorts • Work boots • Ripple sole shoes • Thongs and sandals

Golf Etiquette

There are four main areas of etiquette, which are Course Care, Safety, Consideration for Others, and Pace of Play. All players should be mindful of all aspects of Course Care including repairing pitch marks, replacing divots and smoothing bunkers. For additional information please refer to: (www.golf.org.au; Rules & Handicapping – Course Care) Before playing a stroke, ensure that no one is in your line of play or near your swing. Try not to move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke. In the interest of all golfers, players should play without delay. Players searching for a ball should allow other players coming up to pass them; they should signal the players following them to pass, and should not continue their play until those players have passed and are out of range. Through the green a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced is replaced at once and pressed down. A sand bucket MUST be carried at all times and used to repair divots.

Priority on the Course

In the absence of special rules, two-ball matches should have precedence over and be entitled to pass any three or four-ball match. A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind. Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round. If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it should allow the match following to pass.

Ground Staff on the Course

Ground Staff have right of way while working on all areas of the course. Please give sufficient time so that staff may move machinery and themselves out of the line of play. Under no circumstances are members to direct complaints directly to the ground staff. All complaints should go through the appropriate channels.

Heat Policy

Shortland Waters Golf Club policy has been implemented to ensure the health and safety of Members, Guests and the General Public, who are on the golf course and /or who are considering playing golf during extreme heat. All players who are on course once 38° Celsius has been reached may retire from their competitive round of golf and submit their scorecard to WWCC official scoring area (Pro Shop) where their card will be recorded as NO SCORE APPROVED (NSA). No refund of fees is available if you choose to cease play. When the temperature has reached 38° Celsius via Bureau of Meteorology’s official temperature, the Pro Shop shall implement WWCC Heat Policy by: • Sounding 4 short siren blasts. This is to indicate the temperature has reached 38° Celsius and the Heat Policy has come into effect. Whilst players are discouraged from playing when the temperature exceeds 38° Celsius, if they choose to play in these conditions they do so at their own risk. Golf Australia hot weather guidelines can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/t6xw5xww

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