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Formby Ladies Golf Club

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Health and Safety - Formby Ladies Course Safety Policy


GREEN STAFF have priority at all times.

Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger the staff and wait for them to move out of range.

CAUTION: There are areas on the course where golfers on some holes will come into close proximity to golfers on adjacent holes.  Please follow all warning signs posted around the course.

Please also be mindful of golfers on Formby Golf Club, whose course is adjacent to Formby Ladies Golf Club at certain points on the course.

The Course, its Steps and Surfaces may be slippery when damp or wet, so golfers  must wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions and exercise caution when using the steps and paths provided.

In addition, take care on steep banks and when entering & leaving deep-sided bunkers.

LIGHTNING: In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately on the first peel of thunder and take appropriate action (Rule 5.7 applies) without the need for a Klaxon sound or a signal from the commitee. 

  • KEEP AS LOW AS POSSIBLE AND IDEALLY CROUCH DOWN IN THE NEAREST BUNKER/HOLLOW.
  • LEAVE YOUR GOLF EQUIPMENT WHERE IT IS AND STAND AWAY FROM IT.
  • DO NOT USE A MOBILE PHONE – MAKE SURE IT IS SWITCHED OFF.
  • DO NOT PUT AN UMBRELLA UP IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • DO NOT USE THE SHELTERS AROUND THE COURSE OR SHELTER UNDER TREES.
  • DO NOT GO TO HIGH GROUND OR STAND BY STREAMS OR PONDS. 
FOG:  Do not commence or continue to play in fog or poor visibilty, when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot you will be putting others in danger IF YOU PLAY.  When walking back to the clubhouse, carefully walk the individual holes in the same direction of play - tee to green.  During competitions if the professional cannot see the flag on the 16th green he will inform players it is not fit to start.  This will close the course to new golfers but not bring others off the course, therefore the primary responsibility regarding play in fog/poor visibility remains with the individual golfer.  Once the course is closed or a significant number of players have decided it is no longer safe to continue and start to come off the course the competition may be suspended or cancelled. The committee will  not disqualify a player who has discontinued solely because continuing could be dangerous to other players.  
BUGGIES: To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers are required to comply with the Club’s Buggy Policy and follow designated buggy routes at all times.  Take particular care on slopes and around ditches and deep-sided bunkers.

FIRST AID:  Assistance is available in the Clubhouse.

ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SECRETARY / MANAGER’S OFFICE

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF THE NEED TO SHOUT “FORE!” IF THEY CANNOT SEE THE END POINT OF ANY WAYWARD SHOT ONTO ADJACENT HOLES.

  • Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
  • Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.
  • If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, she or he should immediately shout “FORE!”
  • On hearing “FORE!” players should crouch, cover their heads with their arms and count to 10.

Players are advised to carry a mobile phone to summon assistance in an emergency.

RING 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE

AMBULANCE ACCESS IS VIA THE MAIN ENTRANCE

POSTCODE L37 1YH

Telephone:  01704 873493 to speak to the Secretary / Manager's Office.

Telephone:  01704 873090 for the Professional's Shop

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