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Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Guidance Notes & Course Safety

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, PLEASE BE ADVISED :

  • The Course, its Steps and Surfaces may be slippery when damp or wet.  Golfers must wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions. Wherever possible, keep to footpaths and steps.

  • Take care when entering or leaving deep-sided bunkers and on steep banks.

LIGHTNING:

  • In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately and take appropriate action.

  • Shelters around the course should not be used to shelter from electrical storms.  Leave your clubs and shelter, as low as possible, in a nearby bunker.

FOG: Do not commence or continue to play in fog or poor visibility; when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.

GREENS 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 them and wait for staff to move out of range.

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 and Pro’s shop.

ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED TO A MEMBER OF BAR STAFF 

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF THE NEED TO SHOUT “FORE!” IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE FULL RANGE OF ANY WAYWARD SHOT ONTO ADJACENT FAIRWAYS

GENERAL

  • 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, they should immediately shout a warning.  The traditional word of warning in such situations is “FORE!”

  • On hearing “FORE!” - Crouch, cover your head and count to 10.

  • You 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 PR8 2LX

TEL: 01704 55 20 22





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