Chelmsford Golf Club

Safety  on the course

Winter Conditions and Course Safety - Important Information

Our first 'heavy' frost of the season descended on the morning of Friday 17th November, so it is timely to remind ourselves of one or two winter matters.

Trolley Usage - During frosted periods Trolleys are restricted to those who have applied for Medical Exemption. We would ask that all ambulant Members now put a Carry Bag into the boot of their car so that they can readily change over, and away from their Electric Trolley mounted heavy Tour Bags.

Hoops and Ropes - In order to preserve the 'prime real estate' we  have deployed our low level guidance ropes.  Please look out for these as you approach the Greens, and be careful should you need to step over them. They are blue in colour.

Please do not step over any Hoops, as these more likely depict areas which are prone to becoming very muddy, and as such are closed to footfall. 

Safety on the 10th Tee

Members are reminded of a previous announcement regarding safety on the 10th Tee. Once a group have driven off and approached their ball, the player furthest from the Green should play their 2nd shot and remain in view of the Tee until it is safe for those on the Tee to proceed. 

Safety on the Course (August 2017)

Members are most respectfully reminded that those Teeing Off before 8.00am* do not have standing on the Course, and that the Greenkeepers has absolute right of way to complete the task that they are undertaking. Your standing only returns once you have arrived at either the 1st or 10th (on the turn) after 8.00am. *Does not apply to Booked Tees on Competition Days.

Adding to this theme, we would ask Members to appreciate that the Greenkeeper's work during any given day inevitably brings them into close contact with play.  Often they cannot immediately stop what they are doing, principally for fear of getting nothing meaningful completed (At present we are mowing the Fairways 2 or 3 times each week!) Please offer the Greenkeepers your full courtesy, and please do not play until it is absolutely safe to do so. 

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