Dress Code and Policies

Dress Code

Standards of Behavior

Whilst at Willesley Park Golf Club (herein also reffered to as either, WPGC or the club) people are asked to respect the right of others to enjoy their time at the Club. To that end we expect everyone to behave in a polite and considerate manner, adhering to the rules of the Club, the Rules of Golf, etiquette and the ethos of Golf. In addition it is expected that everyone will respect the diversity of all at the Club and recognise to practice the principle of equal opportunity

Mobile Communication Devices etc.

Please do not use mobile phones or other electronic media devices for conversations, or in a manner, that is likely to disturb people who are, playing golf, or enjoying other areas of the Club. Providing they are used couteously, you may hold conversations on such devices in the Club's 'Car Park' or 'Locker Rooms'. Please do not record material in changing rooms, toilets or other such areas. We encourage the carrying of phones on the course, in case of emergency.

Dress - On the Golf Course

Clothing which is recognised by the Club as, 'traditional' or 'contemporary' golf attire shall be worn at all times when playing golf. Shorts must be of the tailored variety and socks predominantly white. Unless otherwise designed, shirts/blouses must be tucked into trousers, skirts or shorts etc. When playing golf please do not wear collarless shirts which are not specifically designed as golf apparel, or any denim material. Footwear specifically designed for golf must be worn when playing golf on the course.

Dress - In the Clubhouse

Clothing which is appropriately clean, dry and recognised by the Club as 'Smart casual dress' or 'traditional'/'contemporary' golf attire (not including waterproof/wet weather clothing) is acceptable. Unless otherwise designed, shirts/blouses should be tucked into trousers, skirts or shorts etc. The wearing of leisure or fashion hats or caps will only be allowed at the discretion of the Clubhouse Manager or Senior Staff member/Director present. Footwear in the form of shoes or boots must be worn other than when you are in the changing rooms. Whilst clean 'soft spiked/soled' golf shoes may be worn in the 'Spike bar' only, please do not wear 'metal/hard spiked' shoes or other footwear which is of a style, or in a condition, that could cause damage to club property. Flip flops and beach wear is not permitted.

General

Please do not wear Swim'Gym wear, Sleeveless Tee Shirts, Football, Rugby, Cricket and Baseball shirts etc. on the Golf Course or in the Clubhouse areas. When at the Club you sholuld not wear, or display any item which might offend public decency or which displays words or images of an abusive or offensive nature. 

Application

In the first instance our staff have the responsibilty to make decisions on, and implement these rules, so please do not be offended if you are asked to comply with any of their requests in relation to these matters. People who refuse, or fail to comply, may be asked to leave the premises and/or be subject to other sanctions. 

Some sanctioned events may have themes which cross parts of this document. In such cases each event will be treated upon its merits.

The Board of Director's decision and sanction will be final with regard to any reported contravention.

 

Smoking Policy

Policy

1. Smoking is forbidden anywhere in buildings, substantially close places and vehicles used as work places, which belong to, or are situated in any grounds owned by Willesley Park Golf Club (herein also referred to as WPGC).

2. This smoking policy also applies to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping. The use of electronic cigarettes and/or vaping is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited.

3. Smoking shelters will not be provided. Cigarette waste should be disposed of properly and considerately in a safe manner. 

4. Smoke free premises and vehicles must display signage as by the regulations. 

5. Managers must take steps to ensure that this policy is complied with in areas under their control.

6. Any individual found to be in breach of the WPGC smoking policy may be subject to disciplinary action. 

7. It is recognised that it would not be appropriate to totally exclude cigarette or vaping breaks or to put a restrictive number in place. However smokers/vapers should be mindful of the impact of their breaks on both their work and their colleagues. It will be the responsibilty of the line manager to monitor this and to bring any concerns to the attention of the individual.

Relevant Regulations

Health Act 2006. 

The Smoke-free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007.

Individuals in breach of these legislative requirements may be liable to prosecution.

Notes

It is an offence under the Health Act 2006 to; smoke in a smoke free place and to fail to prevent smoking in a smoke free place.

A substantially enclosed place is one which has a ceiling or roof and where openings (other than doors and windows) constitute less than half of the wall area.

The regulations do not apply to vehicles that are used primarily for private purposes.

Regulation 6 provides a personal exemption for persons who are taking part in a performance where the artistic integrity of the performance makes it appropriate for them to smoke. 

The prohibition of electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited is on the basis that these products do not provide recognised health benefits while introducing several negative consequences including underming the enforcement of the Smoking Policy.

 

WPGC Golf Buggy Safe Working Practice

The use of a Golf Buggy at Willesley Park Golf Club

  • All Golf Buggy operators and passengers must be 18 years or older
  • Golf Buggy operators must not be under the influence of drink or drugs

During use - General

  • Golf Buggies must not be used on areas signed 'No buggies'
  • Golf Buggies must not be used on areas guarded with white lines
  • To avoid tipping over, drive Golf Buggies straight up and straight down slopes. Do not drive across slopes
  • The vehicle must not be used on tees, greens or slopes leading up to them
  • The vehicle must not be used within 5 metres of any bunkers or slopes leading to them
  • Check the area behind the vehicle before backing up
  • Operators must stop Golf Buggies at all blind areas and proceed with caution
  • 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
  • Slow down before corners. All turns must be executed at reduced speed
  • Avoid sudden stops or change of direction that may result in loss of control
  • Be extra careful when the course is wet and muddy

Hole by Hole

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Keep vehicle to fairway and paths on hole
  • Hole 8 the vehicle must be kept to the left of the fairway. Take extra care at valley 100 yards from green-drive along left semi rough to green
  • From the green on Hole 8 care must be taken crossing the bridge leading to the 9th tee 
  • Hole 9 keep to fairway
  • Hole 10 extra care must be taken driving down the pathway and the vehicle must be kept to the pathway
  • 11, 12 & 13 keep to fairway and paths
  • Hole 14 the vehicle must be kept to the right of the fairway
  • Hole 15 the vehicle must be kept to the left of the ditch
  • 16, 17 & 18 keep to fairway and paths

After use when the vehicle is to be left unattended return the buggy to the area next to the pro shop, turn key to the 'off' position. Remove the key, engage the hill brake and return the key to the golf shop. 

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