Wanstead Golf Club is a traditional golf club; whilst recognising the changing times, we recognise the need to embrace the traditions of standards. To avoid any potential embarrassment, we request members, their guests, visitors, and those attending for lessons to observe the following Dress Code as detailed below:
➢ Only recognised golf clothing may be worn.
➢ Golf shoes must be worn with predominately single colour socks.
➢ All shirts must be proper and recognised golfing attire; members may wear their
shirts/tops outside skirts/shorts/trousers if specifically designed to do so; men are expected to wear all other shirts tucked in.
For further guidance, recognised golf clothing does not include:
➢ Football, rugby and T-shirts, tracksuits, running shorts, non-tailored shorts, cargo shorts and blue jeans.
Failure to comply with the dress code policy will result in not being permitted to use the golfing facilities.
Please note Golf shoes are not allowed within the clubhouse therefore please bring a change of shoes with you.
Whilst everyone on the course is there to have a great day, nobody likes slow play therefore see below our points to help avoid this.
* Keep up with the game in front not just ahead of the game behind. If you lose more than one clear hole on the game in front, you must invite the following game to play through.
* If you have not lost a clear hole but it is apparent that the game behind is playing more quickly you should invite them to play through.
* If you lose a ball, call through the game behind whilst you search.
* You are only allowed 3 minutes to find a ball.
* Walk briskly between shots and be ready to play as soon as it is your turn.
* Place your buggy, trolley, or bag between the green and next tee before putting, do not leave in front of the green.
* Be ready to putt as soon as it is your turn.
* Leave the green immediately and enter scores on your card whilst others are teeing off.
* Be ready to play when it is your turn on the tee.
When out on the course, Mobile phones should always be on silent and only be answered in emergencies. When you are in the club house, please keep the phone on silent and if you need to take / make a call, please do so outside. Whilst the Management Committee are always available for help and advice, we do ask that you do not approach them whilst they are playing golf.
Prior to play all players must ensure they have the following equipment;
* pitch mark repairer
* ball marker
The white tees should only be used for competition golf, unless specific authorisation from the committee or office. Reasons for playing off the whites can be a player wishes to submit a supplementary card for handicap purposes and wishes to play the white tees. Our tee areas are small, and this is to protect the area from excessive use.
In the event that a player has to play out of a bunker they should ensure that before leaving the bunker they have carefully filled up all holes and footmarks using the nearest rake available.
When approaching the greens please do not pull golf trolleys between the greenside bunkers and the putting green and under no circumstances drive a buggy in this area.
Through the green, a player should ensure that any divots are replaced at once and pressed down, and that any damage to the putting green made by pitch marks is carefully repaired, damage to the putting green by golf shoe spikes should also be repaired and these repairs may now be done at any time.
Divots, Ball-Marks & Shoe Damage
Players should carefully repair any divot holes and any damage to the putting green made by the impact of a ball (whether or not made by the player himself).
On completion of the hole by all players in the group, damage to the putting green caused by golf shoes should be repaired.
Preventing Unnecessary Damage
Players should avoid causing damage to the course. For example:
• Through the green a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced is replaced at once and pressed down.
• Do not remove divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the club into the ground, whether in anger or for any other reason.
• Avoid standing too close to the hole and take care when handling the flagstick and when removing a ball from the hole. Do not use the clubhead to remove a ball from the hole.
• Ensure you do not damage when placing the flagstick.
• Do not lean on a club on the putting green.
• Under no circumstances should a trolley or buggy be taken onto any green or tee.
• Follow any local notices regulating the movement of golf trolleys and buggies. Do not take trolleys or buggies under or over ropes intended to guide players away from parts of the course.
If your ball after being struck from anywhere on the course is likely to land on an adjacent fairway, please shout “Fore” to warn other players.
When playing the 1st please be aware that players may also be teeing off the 18th hole and vice versa.
When playing a tee shot on the 6th, please be aware of players in front potentially still being on the fairway. There is a bell to ring as you go down the fairway. Please wait until you hear the bell before teeing off.
The 13th hole is a call up green. Please mark your ball and step of the green and invite those standing on the tee to play their tee shots. After they have teed off continue to putt out and then proceed to the 14th tee.
If at any time you believe your ball may have crossed the boundary fence of the course and potentially caused damage to a residence surrounding the course, please report this incident to the office or pro shop.