Cart Rules ~ July 22nd
As most of you know, this summer has been atypical of the past 15 years, and especially 2018 and 2019. Copious amounts of rainfall occurred during those years and this summer has been the exact opposite. If significant rainfall doesn’t occur soon, water rationing will occur which means that greens and tees will be a priority for watering, but fairways will receive little if no water from our sprinkling system.
In light of this lack of rainfall and to protect the pristine playing conditions that our wonderful and hard-working grounds crew have provided, under the leadership of Jim Born, the LCC Board of Governors have implemented a policy that all carts utilize the 90 degree rule when crossing fairways to reduce stress to the grass and return to the cart path when you are within 150 yards of the green. The 150 yard marker is indicated on each cart path, with the exception of the par 3’s, with a White stripe. We ask that all carts remain on the cart path for all par 3’s.
For those members that have strictly adhered to this policy, “THANK YOU”. However, there have been numerous occasions where members and guests have not followed this policy. We therefore ask that each golfer police other members of their group and follow this cart policy. Starting today, any member or guest that does not adhere to this policy will be warned. If a 2nd warning/violation occurs, your cart privileges will be revoked for 30 days. We would appreciate that it does not progress to a first warning and put any of our LCC staff in an awkward position.
This policy is subject to change based on the amount of rainfall we receive. If the current hot and dry weather pattern continues, we may end up implementing a “cart path only” policy. We realize this is an inconvenience for our cart riders, but we need to protect our beautiful course from potential damage. Please continue monitoring any communication from the Club and if you have any questions regarding the cart policy, feel free to ask any member of the LCC staff.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.