Adverse Weather Conditions

Adverse weather can often cause disruption to Club and Open Competitions at your golf club. This guidance pack is designed to help Club’s deal with the impact of adverse weather conditions both during a competition and to allow better planning beforehand.

The document below provides guidance during competition play on:

  • Safety & Dangerous Situations e.g. Lightening/Fog
  • Casual Water
  • Managing Suspension/Resumption of Play
  • Use of Squeegees
  • Relocating holes or teeing grounds
  • Flooded Bunkers

The document below provides guidance to allow better planning in advance on:

  • Local Rule – Preferred Lies
  • Local Rule – Extension of Relief for embedded ball to “through the green”
  • Local Rule – Life, Clean & Replace
  • Declaring bunkers out of play
  • Use of Fairway Mats
  • Requirement to lift a ball from the fairway and place in the semi-rough
  • Artificially Surfaced Teeing Grounds

> Guidance on Competition Administration in Adverse Weather Conditions