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Written by Scott Currie   
Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:13

As part of our agreement with the Machrie Hotel, the Committee wishes to bring to your attention the following points :-

1. You must clearly display your bag tag on your bag along with your current membership sticker. If you have lost the tag, contact the secretary and you will be sent a new one.

2. You must sign on visiting members BEFORE you play (unless the hotel is closed when you start, in which case do so when you finish). You are permitted 12 guests per year, but the same guest can only be signed on 6 times. You must have your fixtures card with you to sign on guests and you must play with those guests, so you can only sign on 3 guests at a time.

3. The dress code is as follows (for those gents, 16+ - ladies to be advised)

a. No jeans or other demins
b. Shorts must be below the knee and worn with long socks
c. No collarless shirts
d. A shirt must be worn at all times and should be tucked into the trouser waistband

4. Etiquette

The required etiquette on the course is as per Section 1 of the rules of golf, copies of which are available free in the Clubhouse. This is especially important with the large number of hotel guests who may be using the course at the same time as members – note that the club has no priority over hotel guests, except between 8 and 9 on a Sunday morning. In particular, the Committee wishes to bring the following three extracts to your attention.

“It's a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If they lose a clear hole and delay the group behind, they should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, they should also invite the faster moving group to overtake them.”

“If you think your ball may be lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, to save time, play a provisional ball. Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found. They shouldn't search for five minutes before doing so.”

“You should always show consideration for other players on the course and take care not to not disturb their play by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise.”

Finally, please look after this wonderful golf course – rake bunkers, replace divots and repair plug marks on the greens – even if they are not yours!

[Note that the owners have the right to ban any member who is in repeated or substantive breach of the above]

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