Codes & Conduct for Pannonia Golf & Country Club

Valid for cases not covered by the Golf Rules, or the Competition Rules. In case of overlap, the rules are valid, but club penalties are not overwritten.

Safety is a Priority

Pannonia Golf & Country Club is committed to the prevention of golf ball injuries while fostering good relations between residents, customers and staff. We need your help to ensure a safe environment for you, our workers and our community.

Employee Safety and You

  • A worker may not be aware of your location or may be wearing hearing protection. Make every effort to get the worker’s acknowledgement prior to making your shot. Yelling “fore” or waving will usually get the worker’s attention.
  • When worker’s or their equipment are in range of your next shot, these are the procedures you need to know: The equipment operator will stop the machine and wait for your shot. If there seems to be a delay or confusion, the worker will wave for play to continue.
    NOTE: This does NOT apply to rough mowers or tee box maintenance.
  • Do not hit onto the green if the flagstick is out. The mower will cut half the green and return the flagstick. Once the worker is out of the way, it is then safe to hit onto the green. Please do not touch or move any equipment that workers have placed on the golf course; including sprinklers.

Safety Tips for You

  • If at any time you or another member of your group loses control or sight of a shot, warn others by shouting “fore”.
  • If you hear someone yell “fore”, take appropriate steps to protect yourself as quickly as possible.
  • Always stand well behind the person hitting their ball.
  • Know your clubs. Take the time to know how far you tend to hit with each club in your bag.
  • Do not hit until the group in front of you is well out of range.

Standards for conduct

Zero Tolerance

Pannonia Golf & Country Club is committed to providing a safe, respectful environment for all staff, customers and residents of this community. No physical or verbal abuse of any kind will be tolerated. Example given:

  • Leave the course as you found (rake bunkers, replace divots, repair pitchmarks)
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • There is no respect for the players
  • Damage clubs or the course
  • Talk to other players, judges or spectators indiscriminately, disrespectfully.

Zero tolerance means that the player is immediately punished without warning. Club penalty: 100 EUR, in case of repeated exclusion.

Golf Course Authority (Pace of Play)

Employees of the golf course have the authority to control speed of play and enforce all
policies and procedures. In consideration of other players, employees have the authority
to request players to maintain the daily pace (ex. Skip a hole) if required. They also
reserve the right to create complete foursomes when needed for the purpose of speed of
play.

Minimum Age Requirement

  • There is no minimum age requirement on the golf course. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is 18 years or older.

Dress Code

  • All dress must be presentable. Only properly attired players will be permitted on the golf course.
  • All shorts must be neat and hemmed with a minimum 4 inch inseam.
  • Full bodied shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Bare midriffs, half-shirts, strapless or halter tops are not permitted.
  • Bathing suits are not permitted.
  • Players must wear golf shoes (soft spikes are encouraged), running shoes or soft soled shoes. No heels over half inch or boots of any kind are permitted.

Power Carts

  • Including all vehicles that can carry one or more persons. But it does not include a golf cart designed exclusively for carrying golf equipment.
  • Golfers wishing to rent a power cart must hold a valid driver’s licence.
  • Maximum 2 riders per cart.
    It is strictly forbidden to pass with golf carts 10 meters from the edge of the green and within 3 meters of the edge of the bunkers unless there is a road. Club penalty: 100 EUR, in case of repeated exclusion.
  • Individuals are responsible to any damages to power carts.

Golf Clubs

  • All golfers must have their own golf clubs and a bag to play on the course.

Golf Balls

  • Do not play with range balls. Club penalty: 100 EUR, in case of repeated exclusion.

Foursome Players

  • Maximum number of players per tee time is four players.

Golf Etiquette

These golf etiquette tips are standards of conduct for all golfers while on any course and will
also help to speed up play.

Pace of Play:

  • Keep within one stroke of the group directly in front of you.
  • Our course must be completed within 4 hour and 30 minute time frame.

On the Tee:

  • Keep carts and golf bags off the tee box.
  • Warm up with practice swings before stepping onto the tee.
  • Have your club selection ready.
  • Limit yourself to two practice swings.
  • Short distance hitters should tee off first.
  • Clean the tee deck of broken tees.

On the Fairways:

  • Move to your ball quickly.
  • Replace all divots; even from practice swings.
  • Decide on your shot and make your club selection as you approach your ball.
  • Limit yourself to two practice swings.
  • Assist fellow players by watching where their ball goes to avoid losing golf balls.
  • Always hit a provisional ball if there is a chance that your ball is lost or out of bounds.
  • Once you reach double par on any hole, pick up your ball and proceed to the green.

On the Green:

  • Park pull carts and power carts to the side or back of the green in the direction of the next tee before putting.
  • Repair your own ball marks.
  • Do not step in someone else’s line (their ball’s path to the hole).
  • Lay the flagstick gently on the green away from the putting area.
  • Line up your putt while others are putting out.
  • To speed up play on the green, try continuous putting (once you start, continue until you hole out).
  • Take your ball out of the cup immediately after sinking your putt.
  • Do not use your putter to remove the ball from the cup.
  • Replace the flag and move quickly off the green.
  • Record your score at the next tee.

On the Course:

  • Do not hunt for golf balls that are not your own.
  • Do not search balls if it unreasonable to find (e.g. deep forest or water)
  • Replace divots, rake sand traps and repair ball marks.
  • Abide by directional signs and the request of the golf course staff.
  • Limit practicing on the tee boxes or putting surfaces.
  • Do not hit a ball out of areas marked “ground under repair”. Move your ball out of the area, without penalty and then make your shot.
  • Limit your search for lost golf balls to 3 minutes.
  • Let faster flights to jump if possible.

Power and Pull Carts, Buggies

Keep all pull carts and power carts off tee boxes and out of sand traps (including waste areas on hole 16).
Power carts should be kept 10 meter from the edge of the greens.
Do not cross between a green and water hazard (penalty area) or bunker.
Keep power carts on paths or next to the fairway where possible. Do not cross heavy rough with buggies.

Authority

All rules and policies must be respected by customers, members and residents of our community.

  • Golf course staff have the authority to enforce golf pace of play, facility policies and procedures.
  • The staff at the Reception can assist you with golf etiquette and safety awareness.
  • Individuals will be held responsible for any personal injury, damage to equipment or
    property when using this facility.

PROCEDURE IN CASE BREACHING CODES OR ETIQUETTE

Procedures for breaching our Codes or Etiquette on competitions:

1st time: verbal warning
2nd time: 1 stroke penalty
3rd time: general penalty (2 stroke or loss of hole)
4th time: disqualification

In serious cases, the Committee may also apply an immediate disqualification penalty.
Club penalties can be enforced regardless of the general penalty.

Procedures for breaching our Codes or Etiquette generally:
Breaching our Codes or Etiquette for the first time may occour 100€ fine.
Breaching our Codes or Etiquette several times may occour suspend membership status for 2 weeks or in serious cases loss of membership.

Alcsútoboz, 01.03.2020.