Unfortunately I am writing to once again remind members about the conditions upon which motorised carts are permitted for use at KBGC. Many of you have expressed concerns to myself and other committee members, and indeed we have observed recent damage such as that shown in the photo below.
Members using carts must familiarise themselves with the club by-laws regarding cart use, which are available from the office. These conditions are designed to protect our course for the enjoyment of all.
Key points and recent concerns relate specifically to the following:
Drive carts along the path where provided, otherwise on the rough – strictly not on fairways.
Do not drive or leave carts:within 10 metres of tees, tee-mounds, greens, water hazards or bunkers, or anywhere between bunkers and greens (carts must be driven around the outside of greenside bunkers), orwithin hazard boundary lines, orthrough sodden areas, newly formed work, roped areas or turf repairs.Park your cart at the back of the green, or to the side leading to the next tee, before putting. When you finish the hole, get into the cart and move on to the next teeing ground before marking your scorecard. This helps the speed of play.
Failure to observe these conditions may result in suspension or termination of approval to use a cart, in accordance with the by-laws. Members who observe anyone using a cart contrary to these protocols is asked to notify Brett or myself as soon as practicable.
I will also take this opportunity to remind everyone to take a sand bucket and replace and repair divots and pitch marks. No one appreciates their ball coming to rest on damaged turf, so please do your bit.
All members, and our greens crew will appreciate your cooperation in these matters.