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HAVERFORDWEST GOLF CLUB BUGGY POLICY

Use of Ride on Buggies on the Golf Course

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to establish a standard for the safe operation of all ride on buggies operated on the course at Haverfordwest Golf Club (the Club).

The document also sets down the criteria to be applied and conditions to be met for their use.

The club has a number of buggies available for hire and they can be booked, in advance, by telephoning the Professional on 01437768409 in advance.

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.

The Club also allows members and visitors to use their own buggies on the course subject to them obtaining the permission of the Club to do so and meeting the requirements set out in this document.

Qualifications:

In normal conditions there is no restriction on the use of ride on buggies other than in certain areas of the course (see conditions of use).

In some circumstances however it may be necessary to restrict their use. (See ‘Buggy Restrictions’)

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 operate the vehicle safely and be fully accountable for their actions and the consequences thereof.

The safe operation of ride on buggies on the course requires conscientious application and adherence to the minimum standard of care prescribed by this policy.

Ride on buggies must be operated in accordance with the requirements of the following documents:

  • Golf Buggy Safety Policy
  • Golf Buggy Safe Working Practice / Conditions of Use
  • Golf Buggy Safety Policy Acknowledgement Form.

The Club reserves the right to refuse permission if all of the conditions stipulated are not complied with.

It is Club policy that if the whole course or part of the course is open, ride on buggies may be used. However, in certain weather conditions, the Greens Staff or the Professional may determine that unrestricted use of Buggies will or is likely to cause significant damage to the course. In these circumstances, the following buggy restrictions will apply.

Buggies will be permitted, but only to those people who have a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and as amended 2005 or those who have an incapacity that would prevent them from playing golf without the use of a motorised ride-on golf buggy.

Such persons must have lodged with the Club Secretary a Medical Certificate (see Appendix A&B) signed by a registered General Practitioner confirming that they are unable to play a full round of golf without the use of a buggy.

If there are two such persons in the playing group they must share a buggy.

The above individuals should be aware that any hole by hole risk assessment carried out in extreme conditions and recorded in the buggy policy may exclude access to some or all of the holes if deemed unsafe.

This policy is subject to review and amendment by the Board on a regular basis.