Club Bye Laws

The following Club Bye-Laws shall be deemed to have been made subject to, and in accordance with sub-clause 19.2.20  of the Constitution.

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CLUB BYE-LAWS
The following Club Bye-Laws shall be deemed to have been made subject to, and in accordance with Rule 15.2.22 of the Club Constitution.

 

COURSE BYE-LAWS: ORDER & FORMAT OF PLAY
1. First Tee
General
1.1 When time sheets are not operating, places in the queue on the first tee can be claimed only when all members of a two-ball, three-ball or four-ball are in the vicinity of the teeing area* and ready to drive off (players whose full team has assembled in the vicinity of the first tee may go to the putting green for practice putting and still retain their place on the first tee provided at least one member of their team remains in the vicinity of the teeing area.) *Alternating procedure may apply in winter.
1.2 A player playing on his/her own must give priority on the first tee to two-balls, three-balls or four-balls.
1.3 Five-balls or more are not permitted.
1.4 Five-day Members, Junior Members and Ladies, other than Ordinary Members must not play the course outside the times permitted by the Bye-Laws.
1.5 For the purposes of these Bye-Laws, Monday is designated as Ladies’ Competition Day; however, when a Bank Holiday falls on a Monday, Ladies’ Competition Day will be on the Tuesday of that week.

Rules applying on first tee when Club competitions are in progress
1.6 Players (non-competitors) playing on Ladies’ Competition Day must play the same format, i.e. two-balls, three-balls or four-balls, as the competition of the day.
1.7 On Thursdays all categories of Members have equal rights on the first tee. (Junior Members must play within their permitted times).
1.8 On all other days on which Club competitions are played, those playing in the competition of the day shall, subject to the exception indicated below, have priority on the first tee over players (Men, Ladies or Junior Members) not playing in that competition (exception: Ordinary Members not playing the competition of the day may retain their place on the first tee provided they are playing in groups conforming to the format of the competition of the day).
1.9 The Men’s and Ladies’ Committees shall have power to make such regulations as they deem fit with regard to play by non-competitors on competition days.

Rules applying on the first tee when there is no Club competition in progress
1.10 In situations other than those outlined at 1.6., 1.7., and 1.8. above, two-balls, three-balls and four-balls (including green fee visitors) shall play in the order in which they arrive on the first tee except when a timesheet is in operation, in which case they shall play at the time allocated.
1.11 During those hours in which they are allowed to play, Junior Members have equal rights with other Members on the first tee (see also 1.7. above).
1.12 Society outings shall have priority on the first tee during those periods allocated to them on the timesheet.

 

2. Out on the Course
General
2.1 Players starting from a tee other than the first or players ‘skipping’ intermediate holes out on the course should ensure that they are not ‘cutting in’ on other players; where players playing the preceding hole have already commenced teeing off at that hole, other players must not ‘cut in’ on them by teeing off at the following tee.
2.2 When going from the 4th green to the 5th tee players shall not cross the 10th fairway. After leaving the 15th tee shall not pass between the 17th green and the grass bank. When approaching the 12th green from the valley players shall not bring trolleys or drive buggies across front of green to the 13th tee. When going from the 13th tee to the 14th hole, the pathway at back of the 12th green must be used.
2.3 Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found. Under the Rules of Golf, players are permitted 5 minutes to find their ball before declaring it lost, but they should not delay the players behind for 5 minutes before calling them through.

Rules applying out on the Course when Club competitions are in progress
2.4 On Ladies’ Competition Day, Ladies playing in Ladies’ Club Competitions shall have precedence over and entitled to pass any other players (Men, Ladies and Junior Members) holding them up provided those players in front of them are themselves not being held up. Ladies not playing in the competition of the day on Ladies’ Competition Day have no special rights to pass any other players (including Men or Junior Members) playing the course on that day.
2.5 On Thursdays, Ladies playing in Ladies’ Club competitions have equal rights with other players using the course and have no special competition rights to pass any other players (Men, Ladies and Junior Members) who are not playing in the Ladies’ competition of the day.
2.6 On days on which Men’s Club Competitions are played, those playing in such competitions shall, subject to the exception indicated below, have precedence over and be entitled to pass any other players not playing the Men’s competition of the day who are holding them up, provided they themselves are not being held up (exception: Ordinary Members not playing in the Men’s Competition of the day may retain their place on the course provided they are playing in groups conforming to the format of the competition of the day.

Rules applying out on the Course when there is no Club competition in progress
2.7 From and including the second hole onwards, two-balls not playing in an official Club competition shall have precedence over and be entitled to pass any three-ball or four-ball not playing in an official Club competition and who are holding them up, provided the three-ball or four-ball in front of them are not themselves being held up.
2.8 From and including the second hole onwards, three-balls not playing in an official Club competition shall have precedence over and be entitled to pass any four-ball not playing in an official Club competition and who are holding them up, provided the four-ball in front of them are not themselves being held up.
2.9 A player playing on his/her own has no standing out on the course and should give way to two-balls, three-balls or four-balls.
2.10 A member or visitor playing the course shall identify himself/ herself if requested to do so by a Club Officer, a member of the Management, Men’s or Ladies’ Committees, by Pro-shop staff or by an authorised member of the Club staff. A member who has been so requested will be required to show their membership card and a visitor who has been so requested will be required to furnish evidence that the relevant competition fee or green fee has been paid. A member who introduces a visitor is reminded that he/ she must ensure that the appropriate green fee or competition fee is paid before going out to play. Pro-shop or Bar staff or Reception staff are responsible for issuing receipts for casual green fees.

USE OF THE COURSE
Ordinary Members
Intermediate Members
Ordinary Country Members
Intermediate Country Members
May play at anytime except during reserved periods.

All Categories of Country Members and Honorary Members are ineligible to enter the President’s Prize, the Captain’s Prize, Medal and Cup Competitions. Both Country and Honorary Members may use the online booking facility and play the course in competition format of the day on the days of the above competitions.

Five-Day and Five-Day Country Members may play Monday to Friday only, except with the permission of the Management Committee and the Men’s and/or Ladies’ Committees on payment of the appropriate Competition Entry Fee or Green Fee as outlined in Rule 35.7.2.4 of the Club Constitution. A Five-Day Member who has been granted permission by the Management Committee to play on a Saturday and/or Sunday to represent the Club in Inter-Club home matches may do so without payment of any Green Fee.

Five-Day Members (Men) are ineligible to enter the President’s Prize, the Captain’s Prize, Medals and Cup Competitions.

Five-Day Members (Ladies) are ineligible to enter the Lady Captain’s, the President’s Prize to Ladies, the Captain’s Prize to Ladies and the Medals.

Five-Day Members (Men) fulfilling the handicap requirements are eligible to compete in the Corn Ui Cheallaigh (Club Championship) and the Intermediate Scratch Cup.
Clubhouse Members (Men) may only play in the ‘Bunnies’ Competitions provided they have paid the relevant green fee.

Membership Categories of Lady Members and Country Lady Members (other than Ordinary and Five-Day Members)
Mondays (and Tuesdays following Monday Bank Holidays)
May play all day. Priority on Course if playing in Competition of the Day.
Tuesdays May commence play up to 4.30 p.m. (subject to Society Outings having rights on 1st tee). May play after 7.00 p.m.
Wednesdays May commence play up to 4.30 p.m. (subject to Men’s competition rights on 1st tee). May play after 7.00 p.m.
Thursdays May play all day (but no competition/priority rights on course).
Fridays May commence play up to 4.30 p.m. (subject to Society Outings having rights on 1st tee). May play after 7.00 p.m.
Saturdays Winter Time: May play after 2.30 p.m. Summer Time: May play after 3.30 p.m.
Sundays Winter Time: May start from 1st tee after 1.30 p.m. alternating with men. Summer Time – May start from 1st tee between 11.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and after 3.00 p.m. provided a time sheet is not in operation.
Are not eligible to play in weekend leagues.
Are permitted to play on the Course at any time of the day of Ladies’ Major Competitions

N.B. Children under 9 years of age may not use the course.

PRACTICE
Practice on the course is only permitted on the following basis:
1. Balls must be hit from the rough, at least five club lengths from the fairway. Under no circumstances should balls be hit onto greens or from areas where practice is prohibited. Only one chute of balls may be used when practising (i.e. 21 balls). All divots must be replaced. Players practising must not delay or interfere with course maintenance or other players playing the course.
2. If playing a round, the maximum number of balls to be used is two. Back tees can only be used with permission.
3. Chipping to the practice putting green is prohibited
Members not complying with the above procedures will have this privilege withdrawn.

CLOSURE OF COURSE, PUTTING GREEN, ETC.
Members are advised that when:
1. Course Closed Notice is in place, the course, putting green, chipping green and practice garden are all closed.
2. Green Closed Notice is in place, the bowling green is closed.

No person may play golf or bowl on these areas until the Notices have been removed by the Course Officer or his representative.
A very serious view will be taken of any breach of this Bye-Law.

OTHER COURSE BYE-LAWS
Course Staff:
Members are advised that course staff have been instructed to complete their work around the greens and other areas before moving on and not to continually stop to allow players play through. As they will only hold up play for a few minutes, in line with good golfing etiquette, no player should play whilst the course staff are in range of their shot.

Dress Code:
Members, guests and visitors are expected to be neatly dressed at all times and must comply with the Dress Code as shown below.
Dress Code on the Golf Course and Bowling Green

Not Permitted: MEN
Frayed or ripped clothing
Blue denim clothing
Sleeveless or collarless shirts
(turtle-neck golf shirts permitted)
Shirts worn outside trousers/ shorts
Tracksuit tops or bottoms
Trousers tucked into socks
Sports shorts
Combat type multicoloured & multi
Pocketed shorts of any length or style
Properly tailored knee-length shorts are
permitted when worn but with sports socks
Not Permitted: LADIES
Frayed or ripped clothing
Blue denim clothing
Shoulderless or collarless tops (sleeveless tops with collars permitted)
Tracksuit tops or bottoms
Trousers tucked into socks
Sports shorts
Tailored shorts (mid-thigh or longer) are permitted when worn with sports socks

Golf Shoes must be worn on Course.  Bowling Shoes must be worn on Bowling Green.

Please note that bar staff have been advised by Management Committee not to serve members or visitors who do not conform to the Club Dress Code.
In order to avoid embarrassing situations arising, Members should ensure that any guests or visitors they intend inviting to the Club are aware of the Club’s dress standards.

Golf Balls:
The purchase of golf balls from unauthorised persons on or in the vicinity of the course is strictly prohibited.

Golf Bags:
Golf bags must not be placed on any putting surface.

Incident Report Forms:
It is the responsibility of each Member to complete an incident report in the event of a golf ball being hit outside the course boundary or a player being hit or injured by a golf ball or club. Blank forms are available from the Office.

Mobile Phones:
The use of mobile phones on the course, practice greens and the bowling green is strictly prohibited. They may be used, however, in the following situations: (i) by team officials during inter-club matches, (ii) by medical staff ‘on call’, and (iii) to summon medical assistance in an emergency. Mobile phones should be switched off or put on silent when out on the course, practice greens or bowling green.

Motorised Buggy:
Any golfer wishing to use his/her own motorised buggy should firstly seek permission from the Men’s or Ladies’ Committees through the General Manager or Professional. In addition, an insurance certificate will be required to be produced, a copy of which will be retained by the office.

Reserved Bookings:
It is recommended that Members wishing to play outside normal competition days book a tee-time. Alternatively before commencing play they should check with the Professional’s shop or Notice Board for details of reserved course bookings. The Committees/General Manager may, from time to time, be required to change reserved tee times or to alter fixtures in the Diary. Changes, if any, will be posted on the Notice Board.

Tees & Collars of Greens:
It is forbidden to bring trolleys/buggies onto tees or the collars of greens.

Tees of Play:
Except during designated Club competitions, no person shall play or practice from the Blue or Medal markers without permission from the General Manager, Club Secretary, Course Officer or Professional.

Trespassing:
Members must not trespass on any private property adjoining the golf course.

Trolley Cleaning Area:
All trolleys and shoes should be cleaned in this designated area before entering the Clubhouse. Such cleaning should not be carried out in the car park, at the Concourse entrance door or in front of the Professional’s shop. Trolleys should be returned and stored neatly at the designated area. Privately owned trolleys should not be left around the Concourse entrance door as they will be disposed of.

 


COURSE POLICY STATEMENT
The decision to open or close the course or to use temporary greens is made on the basis of an inspection by any of the following: the Course Superintendent, his deputy, Course Officer, Club Professional or General Manager. These people being involved in the day-to-day management of the course and knowing the course well, are best placed to make an informed decision on the potential for damage given the prevailing weather conditions.

Further inspections may or may not be made during the course of the day, by the above personnel, who are the only people authorised to make course decisions. Their decision is final and will be communicated to the Members present and a recorded message left on the answering machine.

Members are requested to respect their decision and must only play the course selected by them. Their decision is made in the interest of preserving the course and main greens in particular from long term damage and to ensure the playing surfaces will be at their best during the competitive playing season.

The Club policy in relation to closure of the course due to frost or flooding is as follows:
1. In the case of mild to medium bouts of frost or moderate flooding, the course or parts of the course, as appropriate, will be opened using temporary greens.
2. If on a particular day, a Club competition is being played with temporary greens due to frost or flooding, the temporary greens will remain in play for the remainder of that day.
3. If on a particular day, temporary greens are in play due to frost or flooding and no competition is in progress, all or some of the main greens may be opened at the discretion of the authorised personnel, when the frost has sufficiently thawed out or flooding has receded.
4. In the case of very severe frost or flooding, the course may be closed at the discretion of the authorised personnel. In that event, the position will be kept under review by having course inspections at suitable intervals.


COURTESY ON THE COURSE

Courtesy on the Course/ Slow Play
With a view to avoiding slow play, players are required under Rule 6-7 of the Rules of Golf, to play without undue delay. They should also move quickly between shots and between each green and the next tee. When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the green. Players should endeavour to keep play moving smoothly at all times

On approaching greens, ideally you should leave your caddie cart and clubs on the way to the next tee so that, after putting, you can retrieve them without obstructing or delaying following players.
Player with the ‘honour’ should drive from the next tee before marking a score card and the player who holes out first or is out of the hole should tend the flagstick.

A player who thinks his/her ball may be lost or out of bounds should play a provisional ball and players should take their shots before joining in the search for another player’s ball.
Please remember that it is not always necessary to hole out, particularly when you cannot score in either stableford or par competitions and by doing so simply holds up play on a busy course.

From starting time a three-ball should comfortably play a round in 3 ½ hours and a Four-ball in 3 ¾ hours.

Remember under Rule 6-7 of the Rules of Golf and within the Conditions of Competition, slow play may be penalised if you continually hold up play.

ETIQUETTE

Courtesy on the Course/ Behaviour during play
Players should at all times show courtesy to other golfers and exercise consideration for players behind them.

Good behaviour, sportsmanship and fair play should be paramount in every golfer’s thinking.
No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

Keep your voice down on the course to avoid distracting others on adjoining holes.

Be aware of any noise you make when walking (for instance on gravel), or noise made by your clubs or caddie cart as you move about.

Before swinging your club, always ensure it is safe to do so.

Do not play your shot until players ahead are out of the likely range of your shot. If in doubt … wait.
Do your best to see where a fellow player’s ball finishes. You should always watch his/her ball in flight to assist him/her in finding it, should the ball land off the fairway.

Always be prepared to help a fellow player look for his/her ball.

Avoid stepping on the line of a fellow player’s putt.

While attending the flagstick, ensure that your shadow does not fall across the player’s line of putt.

All players should remain on or around the green until the last putt has dropped before proceeding to the next tee.

When all players have holed out, the flagstick should be replaced correctly, ensuring that the flag is left unfurled.

Whether you win, lose or finish all-square, you should shake hands with your fellow players at the end of your round in a spirit of good sportsmanship and fellowship.

It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.


CARE OF THE COURSE
Damage through practice swings
In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly the tees, by taking divots.

Holes/Footprints in bunkers
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all the holes and footprints made by him/her therein. If no rake is available, do your best to smooth the sand with your feet and/or club-head. Please leave the bunkers as you would like to find them.

Replace Divots:
Through the green, a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him/ her is replaced immediately and pressed down. Divots will knit and grow well in our temperate climate if replaced immediately and properly. Please use the divot mix supplied to top the repaired divot and fill divot marks on tee boxes and do not use the divot mix boxes as rubbish bins.
After completion of a round divot bags should be returned to the racks at the clean-up area or at the first tee.

Damage to Greens:
Make an extra effort to repair pitch marks correctly on the greens (See chart overleaf). This is by far the biggest problem for the course staff in maintaining good greens. Do not just repair your own mark but repair any others you see and make sure the players you are playing with do likewise. You should ensure that, when laying the flagstick down on the ground, no damage is done to the green. While attending the flagstick, avoid standing too close to the hole and make sure it is resting freely in the cup and that it will not stick when you try to pull it out. Care must be taken in removing and replacing the flagstick that the lip of the hole is not damaged. The ball should not be removed from the hole with a golf club or putter.

Protected Areas
The areas beside the greens are very important to the overall standard of the course. It is reasonable to expect a quality of turf there, second only to the greens. This is not always the case however, since these same areas are subject to wear and tear, day after day, throughout the year. Some suggestions are included here in the belief that more members will heed them and that further improvement in playing conditions will result. Avoid walking and using trolleys on worn areas or inside the banks and bunkers surrounding the greens. Do not bring trolley carts on to the tees or greens. Roped off areas and white lines around the approaches to greens are there to preserve the ground. Please walk the extra few metres around them and not through or over them. Do not play from temporary greens or tee boxes during off-season. Refer to local rules in Concourse. All course signs must be complied with.

 

CLUBHOUSE BYE-LAWS
Bar Service:
Bar staff are authorised by the Management Committee to refuse to serve drink to any Member or visitor whom they deem to be intoxicated or abusive. Disciplinary action may be taken by the Management Committee against any Member who purchases drinks for a Member or visitor who has been refused service by the bar staff.

Bar Trading Hours:
The Management Committee has set the Bar Trading Hours as shown on Page 3.
In addition please note that on busy Club or social nights, i.e. selected Friday and Saturday nights, closing time may be extended by one hour to 12.30 a.m. On nights where the District Court has granted bar extensions, the bar will close at 2.30 a.m. Music, entertainment etc. must cease at bar closing time.

Bar Trading Policy:
It is Club policy to issue receipts for all bar sales transactions. Members should ensure that they receive one with all their purchases. This also shows the outstanding credit on a Member’s swipe card.

Breaches of Discipline:
The General Manager, Bar Manager and Security Officers are authorised by the Management Committee to request, any Member or visitor who in their opinion has caused a serious breach of discipline, to leave the premises. Disciplinary action may be taken by the Management Committee against any Member who has been deemed to have caused a serious breach of discipline or who refuses to leave the premises when requested to do so by the authorised personnel.

Cashing of Cheques/ Debit Cards:
Only Members may cash cheques (limit €250) or receive cash through use of Debit Cards, in the Bar subject to availability.

Children Under Twelve:
Members bringing children under twelve onto the premises are restricted to using the West Wing for drinks or bar food.  The restaurant will be available for meals, if open, and subject to booking in advance.
The following areas may not be used by children under twelve:
The Members’ Bar (Morrow Room), Snooker Room and Main Lounge, except in the case of functions authorised by the Management Committee. S
In the event of the West Wing being reserved, alternative arrangements will be made. Parents are responsible for their children’s behaviour whilst on the premises. Children under twelve must vacate the premises by 7.00pm except for Probationary Junior and Junior Members.

Clubhouse Closing Times:
Normal Clubhouse closing time is 12.45 a.m. by which time the Clubhouse shall be vacated. On event nights, featured in the social calendar, the house shall be vacated within half an hour of bar closure. Bar and security staff have many other functions to perform after closing time, so the co-operation of all Members in vacating the premises is required

Dress Code:
Members, guests and visitors are expected to be neatly dressed at all times and must comply with the Dress Code as shown below.

Dress Code in the Clubhouse
Not Permitted: MEN
Frayed or ripped clothing
Sleeveless or collarless shirts
(turtle-neck golf shirts permitted)
Shirts/ tops worn outside trousers/ shorts
Tracksuit tops or bottoms
Trousers tucked into socks
Sports shorts
Combat type multi-coloured & multi
pocketed shorts of any length or style
Stockings without shoes, or bare feet
Headwear
Golf shoes are only permitted in locker
room or concourse area
Properly tailored knee-length shorts are
permitted when worn with sports socks.
Not Permitted: LADIES
Frayed or ripped clothing
Shoulderless or collarless tops
(sleeveless tops with collars permitted)
Tracksuit tops or bottoms
Trousers tucked into socks
Sports shorts or hot pants
Stockings without shoes, or bare feet
Golf shoes are only permitted in locker
room or concourse area
Tailored shorts (mid-thigh or longer) are permitted when worn with sports socks


Please note that bar staff have been advised by the Management Committee not to serve Members or visitors who do not conform to the Club Dress Code.

In order to avoid embarrassing situations arising, Members should ensure that any guests or visitors they intend inviting to the Club are aware of the Club’s dress standards
Fire Safety:
All emergency fire exits must be kept clear at all times. Staff have been instructed to ensure that this policy is strictly complied with.

Locker Rooms and Concourse:
No golf equipment, articles of clothing or shoes should be left inside or outside the lockers in the locker rooms or in the Concourse overnight. Staff have been instructed to remove and dispose of such articles. Members are reminded that cash or valuables should never be left in lockers.

Main Lounge:
The Main Lounge is a TV-free zone. The cross doors will remain closed when the big screen is in operation and will only be opened for ‘Special Events’ and/or when West Wing is full to capacity.

Members’ Bar (Morrow Room):
The Members’ Bar (Morrow Room) is a drinking area only and food will not be served there unless other dining areas are fully occupied.

Mobile Phones:
The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the Clubhouse (except in the locker rooms, Concourse and adjacent to the phone booth by the main staircase). Mobile phones should be switched off upon entering the Clubhouse or the Bowling Pavilion.

Smoking/ E Cigarettes:
Smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes, or other electronic nicotine delivery systems, are prohibited in all enclosed areas of the Golf and Bowling Club and such other areas as determined by the Management Committee.
All forms of smoking are prohibited in the following areas surrounding the Clubhouse: the Patio area, steps and ramp thereto; the West Wing lobby and steps thereto; the Main entrance porch and steps thereto; the Dining room steps.

Sports Equipment & Bags:
The bars, restaurant, television room, reception, and entrance hall must be kept clear of all sports equipment and bags.

Swipe Cards:
Members should use their membership swipe cards to gain entry to the Clubhouse and locker rooms. Members should note that in order to avail of Members’ discount in the bar, they must tender their own swipe card to the lounge or bar staff when placing their bar order. Where a card is in credit, the balance will automatically be reduced by the transaction amount. Swipe cards are not transferable and must be presented by the owner only.

Television Room:
The television room may be used for dining purposes in the event of the restaurant being full or with permission from either the General Manager or Club Secretary.

Towels:
Club towels should not be brought onto the course and should only be used for the purpose intended.

Visitors Book:
All non-members using the Clubhouse facilities must be signed into the visitors’ book.

GENERAL BYE-LAWS
Bar Credits:
Bar Credits, which are payable with the first moiety of the Annual Subscription on the 1st November must be spent on or before the 31st October in the following year, otherwise the outstanding balance, with the exception of top-ups, will be forfeited and transferred to the Club’s account.

Complaints procedure:
Should any Member wish to make a complaint concerning any aspect of the Club, an employee or a committee member, he/ she should take the matter up with the General Manager or, in his absence, the Club Secretary or Chairman of Management.  Complaints and/or criticisms should not be made public by electronic or other means. Under no circumstances should any Member directly or publicly reprimand an employee. Public criticism brings the Club into disrepute and, if it concerns the Club’s employees, transgresses the Club’s Duty of Care to its employees. The Club’s Disciplinary procedures will be invoked to address any breaches of this bye-law.

Deaths:
In the event of a death of a former or current President, Captain, Lady Captain or Bowling Captain, , the Club shall insert a notice of sympathy in a national morning newspaper. The course shall remain open unless the Committee decides otherwise.

Dogs:
No dogs, other than Guide dogs or Special Needs dogs, shall at any time be allowed in the Clubhouse, or on the course, or on or near the bowling green.

Parking:
Members and their guests must not park, at any time, in any prohibited or reserved car park space. Prohibited areas marked with yellow lines or boxes are to ensure smooth and safe access for all vehicles including ambulances and deliveries. Reserved spaces are for the use of authorised persons only.
Vehicles must not be parked in the spaces reserved for disabled drivers unless the vehicle is being driven by a disabled person and the appropriate permit is displayed.
Subscriptions/Levies:
Members re reminded that under Rule 41.2 of the Club Constitution any Member whose annual subscription or part thereof, and /or other monies due are overdue by one calendar month, shall be ineligible to enter his/her name on any time sheet or to play in any competition run by the Club or the Men’s, Ladies’ or Bowling Club, or to attend or vote at any General Meeting of the Club or of the Men’s, Ladies’ or Bowling Club, as the case may be, or to be elected or co-opted to any position on the Management Committee or on the Men’s, Ladies’ or Bowling Committees, or to propose or second any candidate for election to any position on those Committees or to propose or second any Motion or Special Resolution for consideration at a General Meeting of the Club.

BYE-LAWS RELATING TO PROBATIONARY JUNIOR AND JUNIOR MEMBERS

Probationary Junior Members may only use the course after 7.30 p.m. all evenings, except Tuesdays, April to September inclusive, and before 10.00am on holes 16, 17 and 18, subject to availability,  on days when attending lessons with Club Professional, and only if accompanied by an adult Member.

Applications for Probationary Junior Membership
for those aged 9 -12 as on 1st January will be accepted up to 31st January each year.


USE OF COURSE BY JUNIOR MEMBERS
Monday: Must commence play on first tee before 8.30 a.m. on front nine.
Tuesday: On Tuesdays following Bank Holiday Mondays, must commence play on first tee before 8.30a.m. on front nine. On all other Tuesdays, may commence play up to 4.30 p.m., subject to Society Outings and Club competitions having priority.
Wednesday: May commence play up to 1.30 p.m. Between 1st May and 31st December may commence play after Club timesheets have finished.
Thursday: May commence play up to 4.30 p.m.
Friday:  May commence play up to 4.30 p.m., subject to Society Outings having priority.
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays:
May commence play 30 minutes after Club timesheets have finished.

Note: Junior Members may commence play after 7.30 p.m. only if accompanied by an adult Member.

Eligibility to play in Club Competitions
Male Junior Members with a handicap of 14 or less may play in all singles competitions (other than the Captain’s Prize and the President’s Prize), provided they are accompanied by at least one adult Member. Eligible Male Junior Members are permitted to book tee-times for the President’s Day and Captain’s Day and play for the purpose of returning a score for the Golfer of the Year competition only.

Male Junior Members with a handicap of 18 or less may play in all four-balls and team events, provided they are accompanied by an adult Member.

Male Junior Members with a handicap of 19 or more may play in all Adult Semi-Open competitions, provided they are partnered by an adult and play off a maximum of handicap allowance of 18.
Eligible Junior Members playing in Club competitions are not subject to the above time restrictions.
All Junior Members may play in a maximum of 4 Invitation / Semi-Open Mixed Foursomes competitions and only if accompanied by an adult Member. They may not play in other Club Mixed Competitions, except for Open Competitions.
Female Junior Members may play in designated competitions as agreed by the Ladies’ Committee.
General:
Junior Members are not allowed in the Lounge or Members’ Bar (Morrow Room), unless accompanied by their parent or guardian, and will not be served alcohol on the premises. Junior Members may not be in the Clubhouse or its environs after 10.00 p.m. in Summer and 8.00 p.m. in Winter. Summer and Winter times are defined by when the clock is moved forward or backwards.

Snooker Room:
Junior Members must at all times give precedence on the tables to adult Members.
Junior Members over the age of 16 may use the tables up to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only unless they are playing with an adult Member.
Junior Members, under the age of 16, must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Junior Members may not invite non-members to the Snooker Room.
Food and chewing gum are not permitted in the Snooker Room.

 

 

GREEN FEES FOR GOLF (per 18 holes) & BOWLING

MONDAY TO FRIDAY:
1st April to 31st October …………………………………………………………………………… €43
1st November to 31st March
(excluding Christmas period) …………………………………………………………………… €30
Christmas Period
(subject to Management Committee restrictions) …………………………………… €40
Before 9.30am (all year) ………………………………………………………………………….  €30
With a Member prior to 6.00pm ……………………………………………………………... €19
With a Member after 6.00pm …………………………………………………………………… €13
Juniors (who must be accompanied by a Club Member) …………………………… €8

WEEKENDS/ BANK HOLIDAYS
Subject to availability of Course ……………………………………………….…………….. €48
With a Member ………………………………………………………………………………………. €24
Bowling Fee …………………………………………………………………………………………….. €7
Five-Day Member after 3.00pm Sunday …………………………………………………… €24

Green Fees are payable in the Professional’s Shop or in the Bar/Office.
Members should ensure that their non-golfing/bowling guests are signed in the Visitor’s Book and that the appropriate green fee is paid for their golfing/bowling guests before commencing play.
Members should ensure that Green Fee tags are displayed by their guests.

Club Competitions (Times Sheets):
Time sheets for all weekend competitions will be released electronically on the Thursday week prior to the competition date at 7.00 p.m.

Society Outings:
Society outings generally take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Details of such  outings are displayed on the Notice Board in the Concourse and on the Club website.
When there is a Society outing, the first tee will normally be reserved for members (who are not playing in the outing) from 12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
On Fridays, Society outings will, in most cases, finish at 3.00 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 4.00 p.m. Members should note that the 1st tee is to be kept clear 10 minutes prior to reserved tee times; accordingly, members wishing to tee off at the 1st tee ahead of a Society outing must do so at least 10 minutes before the reserved time.

 

 

 


SNOOKER ROOM BYE-LAWS
General:
1.  The facilities of the Snooker Room are available to Members subject to compliance with these Bye-Laws.
2. The Snooker Tables are reserved for the use of Members and Members’ guests. Visitors may not use the tables unless playing with a Member.
3. Food is not permitted in the Snooker Room. 

Waiting List:
1 Any Member desiring to play at a time when both tables are occupied shall signify his/her intention to do so on the board (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Waiting List’) kept for that purpose in the Snooker Room. Save for the purpose of booking a match in a recognised Club competition, no name shall be entered on the Waiting List unless both tables are in use at the time. Club competitions matches take priority over other matches. Visitors’ names must not be entered on the Waiting List.
2 Only one coin may be inserted in the meter at a time. If there is a name on the Waiting List, the table must be surrendered when the light runs out.
3 No name shall be removed from the Waiting List except with the express consent of that person or, in the event that that person cannot be found after reasonable efforts to find him/her have been made.
4 Any Member, who is actually playing at a table, shall not be entitled to include or have his/her name included on the Waiting List.
5 When a table becomes vacant and there is a Waiting List, the person named at the top of that list shall be entitled to next use of that table. If it happens that the person at the top of the Waiting List is not in the Snooker Room at the time when a table becomes vacant, reasonable efforts shall be made to locate him/her in the Clubhouse before any other persons use the table. In the context of this Bye-Law and of Bye-Law no.  3 above, “reasonable efforts” means making enquiries to ascertain whether or not the persons concerned are in the Bars or T.V. Room.

Care of Tables and Equipment:
1 The table-cover must be folded lengthways when removing.
2 The table light must be on during play.
3 Balls should be set up by placing the triangle onto the assembled 'reds'. The reds should never be dropped into the triangle.
4 When positioning the 'colours', care should be taken not to damage the cloth.
The recommended method is to roll the ball onto its spot.
5 White chalk must not be used on cue tips.
6 Cue tips must not be allowed to come in contact with the cloth.
7 The cue ball must not be struck harder than required.
8 The 'masse shot' is not permitted.
9 Coins must not be tossed over or allowed to fall on the Snooker Table
10 Drinks must be kept well away from the tables.
11 Table covers must be replaced correctly when tables are  not in use.

BOWLING CLUB BYE-LAWS
The following Bowling Club Bye-Laws and Rules Governing Competitions shall be deemed to have been made subject to, and in accordance with sub-clause 8.3.13 of the Rules and Regulations of the Bowling Club.
1 All bowls used on the green must conform to WBWIBC specifications.
2 No Member of the Bowling Club shall use bowls belonging to another Member without the permission of that Member.
3 Players, Umpires and Markers shall wear white, brown or black smooth-soled, heel-less footwear while playing on the green or acting as Umpires or Markers.
4 Players must not drop bowls onto the green.
5 Players shall stand with at least one foot entirely on the mat when delivering a bowl.
6 Non-players shall not be allowed on the green or on the banks surrounding the green nor shall they distract or otherwise interfere with players on the green.
7 Members must not dispose of litter on or near the green, including the ‘ditches’, other than in the receptacles provided.
8 The Bowling Committee shall make all arrangements for the playing of competitions, tournaments, etc., subject to Resolutions, passed at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting of the Bowling Club, pertaining to such competitions. The Bowling Committee’s decision on all matters connected with such competitions, tournaments, etc., shall be final and binding.
9 Competition entry fees must be paid to the Bowling Comp¬etition Secretary as directed by the Bowling Committee.