Golf Course Weather Closure Standard

Fri, November 18, 2016 | Golf

 

The golf course superintendents shall have the authority to delay opening or closing their golf courses at any time. However, it will be a requirement that if delays or closings are needed the superintendent must notify the Pro Shop and golf maintenance coordinator.

Superintendents must report course conditions/closures to golf course maintenance coordinator and Pro Shop no later than one hour before first regular tee time. He or she must also stay in contact with Pro Shop on a regular basis throughout this same time period to keep them updated on course conditions.

During the winter months we will continue to use the temperature as a guide, however this is just a guide, there are situations other than temperature that may dictate course delays or closures. The target temperature for auto course closure is 35 degrees.

If the Weather Channel forecast for zip code 72714 is forecasted to be a high of 35 degrees or less for the entire day then courses will close for that day. If it is forecasted to be above 35 degrees then it becomes the golf course superintendents decision as to whether or not course opening will be delayed or course closure is necessary.

It is extremely important that each superintendent take into consideration the importance of serving our members.