Course StatusCourse Status for: Saturday 26th Sep 2020 08:41 - Course open diary cancelled
1st October 2019 to 30th April 2020inc.
Throughout the above period as per CONGU the following Temporary Local Rules are applicable in line with R&A Rules of Golf, Apply/1b
A ball lying on a "Closely Mown Area, Through the Green" may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball he must place it on a spot within 6 inches and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on the putting green.
A player may place his ball only once, and it's in play when it has been placed. [Rule 20.4 ] If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it is places, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced. If it still fails to come to rest on the spot it must be placed at the nearest spot where it can be placed at rest not nearer the hole. If a ball when placed subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies.
If a player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it, or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, he incurs a penalty of one stroke.
Relief for embedded Ball, 7/8th & 16/17th holes only
Relief strictly confined to the low lying areas, defined as, from the new rear wooden fence to the blue stakes situated approximately half way up the hill on the above holes.
A ball embedded "Through the Green" in this area, in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. A ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course "Through the Green". A player may not take relief under this local rule if interference by anything other than the condition covered by this local rule makes the stoke clearly impracticable.
"Through the Green" is the whole of the course except: The teeing ground and the putting green of the hole being played together with all hazards on the course.
"Closely Mown Area" Means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less. It should however be noted that mowing policy at North Warwickshire confine fairways height to fairways/ approach aprons, putting green fringes, and all teeing grounds. All other areas are cut above fairway height.
NWGC Rules Committee
As a sun protection accredited club, we have pledged to raise awareness of sun protection to our staff and members. Melanoma is one of the UK's fastest rising cancers, mainly affecting those who spend lots of time outdoors without sun protection. Incidence in women has more than coubled , and for men tripled in the last 30 years.
Between April to September you need to be aware of the risks of UV light and remember to follow these five rules when playing, working or spectating:
1. Keep suncreen (SPF30+), sunglasses, a hat and large umbrella in your summer kit bag
2. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before teeing off to ensure it is effective.
3. Reapply sunscreen every two hours on sunny days , or around the 9th hole, using a sunscreen applicator to avoid a greasy grip!
4. Use a chubby sunblock stick to protect lips, nose and ears.
5. Check skin every month or so and if you spot any changes, visit your GP immediately.
For further tips and advice visit the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign at: www.melanoma-fund.co.uk/golf
Estimated golfing daylight time for today: 6:43am to 7:12pm