Buggies will be restricted to cart paths only through the winter.
The club has a number of buggies available for hire and they can be booked, in advance, by telephoning the pro shop on 01443-665899.
All operators of Golf Buggies must sign a Golf Buggy disclaimer before they are allowed to use the buggy.
Any person who operates a ride-on buggy on the golf course is deemed by so doing, to have the knowledge, training and skill to safely operate this vehicle and be fully accountable for their actions and the consequences thereof.
Any booking is subject to restrictions that may be imposed owing to the condition of the course.
No guarantee can be given that a buggy will be available unless it has been pre-booked.
To reduce the risk of contamination driver and passenger should remain in the same place throughout the round of golf.
In exceptional weather conditions, the Head Greenkeeper or the Golf manager may determine that unrestricted use of Buggies will, or is likely to, cause significant damage to the course. In these circumstances, buggy restrictions will apply. Buggies will then be permitted, but only to those people who have a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act. Such persons must have lodged with the pro shop a Medical Certificate signed by a registered General Practitioner confirming that they are unable to play a full round of golf without the use of a buggy.
A Golf Buggy shall only be used for the number of occupants it was designed to carry and only by people who are authorised to use one
Always remain seated and hold on while the vehicle is in motion. Hands, feet and head must be kept inside the Golf Buggy at all times while the vehicle is in motion
Golf Buggies must not be driven in prohibited areas
The vehicle must be used to progress the game and must not be driven up and down excessively, e.g., when looking for golf balls
The vehicle must not be used on tees, greens or the slopes and areas leading up to them.
The vehicle must not be used within 2 metres of any bunkers, ditches or ponds or slopes leading to them except when using the designated bridges.
The vehicle must not be driven into any deep rough on the course.
Check the area behind the vehicle before reversing.
Set the parking brake before leaving the vehicle.
Always consider the terrain, existing vehicular and pedestrian traffic conditions as well as environmental factors that may affect your ability to operate the vehicle safely.
Drive the vehicle only as fast as the terrain and safety considerations allow.
To avoid tipping over, drive the buggy straight up and down severe slopes.
Slow down before corners. All turns must be executed at reduced speeds.
Avoid sudden stops or changes of direction that may result in loss of control
Be extra careful when the course is wet and muddy AFTER USE When the vehicle is left unattended, turn the operating key to the off position, remove the key and engage the parking brake.
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