In the event of adverse or potentially dangerous weather conditions i.e. lightning, the klaxon will sound once to suspend play. At this point, players are asked to stop playing, mark their golf ball position and either return to the Clubhouse or wait for the resumption of play. The klaxon will sound twice to advise that play may be resumed..

It is sensible to wrap such a policy around Met Office weather warnings. I have copied them below:

Amber Warning: There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans. This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property. You should think about changing your plans and taking action to protect yourself and your property. You may want to consider the impact of the weather on your family and your community and whether there is anything you need to do ahead of the severe weather to minimise the impact.

When such a warning is in place, the Course Manager will make a decision on the morning having confirmed that we are definitely in the extreme weather zone. A electronic message will be sent to all members with his decision.

Red Warning: Dangerous weather is expected and, if you haven’t already done so, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather. It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure. You should avoid travelling, where possible, and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.

This severity of warning is very rare. Members will be advised that the golf course will close unless the storm changes direction, at which time, the Course Manager will make the appropriate decision which again will be electronically sent to members and any visiting golfers.

Philip Worthington - General Manager

October 2022