Poor weather in itself is not a good reason for discontinuing play but bad weather accompanied by lightning, or the very real risk of lightning, most certainly is. Common sense dictates that play in these circumstances must be discontinued in the interest of safety. If there is an evident risk of lightning, play must be discontinued:
Players must proceed under Rule 6-8. It is the player's own responsibility to discontinue play when in his/ her opinion, lightning exists or is imminent. Players have a duty to themselves in these circumstances and must familiarise themselves with the Rules of Golf.
FOG and ICE
The fact that the course has not been officially closed does not warrant that it is fit for play.
Players have a duty of care not to behave in such a way that others may be injured by their actions. They also have a duty to take care not to injure themselves.
If conditions are foggy, or you are unable to see where the ball is likely to land, or ground conditions are such that it is impossible to judge how far the ball is likely to travel, do not play.
When foggy, as a guide, the course will close if the 1st green is not visible from the Clubhouse patio
Playing in such conditions is dangerous - Players do so at their own risk
In the interests of safety and the good maintenance of the course, staff working on the course MUST be given priority at all times.
WALKERS ON THE COURSE
Will all Members and Visitors please exercise care with regard to Walkers crossing the Course on Public Footpaths that are clearly signed.
Liability for any injuries caused by players not showing due care will lie with the player and NOT the Golf Club.
ALL VISITORS TO THE CLUB MUST BE SIGNED IN AS A TEMPORARY MEMBER PAYING A GREEN FEE, OR AS A GUEST WHO HAS SIGNED THE VISITORS BOOK IN THE LOUNGE
THIS IS A RULE OF THE CLUB AND IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE