New ‘Out of Bounds’ Area while playing the 14th Hole
There has been a spate of players and greens staff being hit or having a near miss by golf balls hit off the 14th tee onto or in front of the 15th tee. One person indeed was taken to hospital following a strike to the back of his head by an errant ball while he was addressing his ball.
It is the policy of Jamberoo Golf Club that players call out ‘FORE’ if they hit their tee shot off line on any hole. Players on the 15th tee should wait near the screen while waiting their turn to hit for safety’s sake.
All of these situations come despite the screen and trees near the 15th tee and despite all of the safety measures. Players near the 15th tee are still being put in danger by players from the 14th tee aiming over the 15th tee.
It is therefore that the Green’s Committee have proposed an out of bounds extension be made while playing the 14th hole. It is to include the 15th tee and an area of 50m by 25m of the 15th fairway and rough immediately in front of the 15th tee. This new ‘Out of Bounds’ will only apply to the 14th hole and not for any other hole. [The Green’s Committee have applied Decision 33 – 24/14 of the rules of golf].
This proposal will be trialed until March 2017 at which time its success or otherwise will be reviewed.
The new ‘Out of Bounds’ will be in play from Wednesday 14th of December.
Please use the suggestion book or tell a Board of Director member to record any near misses or hits to players in this area.
Jim Henry Margaret Cook Dave Ransom
Chairperson Ladies Captain Club Captain