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Oh no, here we go again. Due to Typhoon Pakhar, the HK Observatory will consider issuing the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal before 6am tomorrow (Sunday) morning. If so, we will remain closed and will open 2 hours after the #8 is lowered. Stay safe and check our Facebook Page for the latest updates.
As Typhoon Hato leaves Hong Kong, even though the Typhoon Signal was just lowered to #3, to ensure everyone's safety we will remain closed for the rest of today. We will resume normal operations at 8am tomorrow. Stay vigilant and stay safe.
According to the present forecast track for Typhoon Hato, the HK Observatory will consider issuing the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal before 6am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. If so, we will remain closed and will open 2 hours after the #8 is lowered. Stay safe and check our Facebook Page for the latest updates.
You have until 31st August 2017 to fill in the survey to provide your feedback on the Proposed Rules of Golf for 2019. Don't delay and express your opinions to make golf more enjoyable for everyone. Full details of all the proposals can be found at www.rules.golf
This is a good example to show when we start timing the 10 seconds that is allowed for the ball to drop in the hole. Rule 16-2 states "when any part of the ball overhangs the lip of the hole, the player is allowed enough time to reach the hole without unreasonable delay and an additional ten seconds to determine whether the ball is at rest." The key here is “the player is allowed enough time to reach the hole without unreasonable delay”. But even when Justin Thomas didn’t even walk to the hole, we estimate that he would reach the hole in about 4 seconds after the ball stopped on the lip of the hole. That’s when we start the stopwatch, not when the ball stopped. So his ball would have dropped in about 8 seconds (as opposed to 12 seconds) after we started the clock, so it was deemed to have been holed out with his previous stroke for a birdie. So it’s not beneficial to wonder around the green and not reach the hole to delay the start of the stopwatch as we would estimate the time it would take for the player to reach the hole under normal circumstances and then start the clock. A great win for Justin Thomas!
Continuation of the improvement works from last week, all bays in Course A (including the Premium Bays and short game area) will be closed from 8am to 7pm tomorrow - August 3rd. During that time, only the 30 bays in Course B will be open. Please book in advance by calling 2791 9098 to avoid disappointment. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to urgent maintenance on Friday 28th July, all bays in Course A (including the Premium Bays) will be closed from 8am to 6pm. During that time, only the 30 bays in Course B will be open. There are a few bays still available for booking so please call 2791 9098 to avoid disappointment. The short game area will remain o̶p̶e̶n̶ closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
What a dramatic 20 minute saga on the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale at the final round of The Open. Jordan Spieth hit his tee shot almost 100 yards off line to the right. Fortunately, spectators were able to find his ball, however it was in horrendous rough. He opted to take an unplayable (R28b) by dropping a ball along the line from the hole and his ball with no limit to how far back to drop. Determining that the driving range was inbounds, the line meant dropping somewhere amongst the equipment vans. Since these vans are temporary immovable obstructions (TIOs), further relief was available. The dropped ball would be behind the TIO and there would also be intervention. The TIO is also on his line of play, so this entitled him to drop his ball on an equidistant arc more than one club-length from the extended line from the hole to the edge of the TIO but less than two club-lengths from this line. It seems Jordan Spieth is familiar with the rules too, as he shouted to make sure his caddie, Michael Greller, got out of his line of play, otherwise he would have been slapped with an extra 2-stroke penalty! R8-2a states "...a player may have the line of play indicated to him by anyone, but no one may be positioned by the player for that purpose on or close to the line or an extension of the line beyond the hole while the stroke is being made." Due to the complexity of the terrain, even with very capable rules officials on site, it took a long time to determine where to drop the ball. His 3-iron landed short of the green for an amazing bogey and as they say, the rest is history.
Typhoon Signal Number 8 is expected to be issued at or before 9:20am today. We will remain closed and will open 2 hours after the #8 is lowered. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for the latest updates.
Typhoon #3 is in force now. We will open as usual at 8am. There will be heavy rain and squalls so drive safely.
Typhoon Signal Number 8 is expected to be issued at or before 5:30pm today. We will be closed for the rest of the day. If the #8 signal is still in force in the morning tomorrow, we will remain closed and will open 2 hours after the #8 is lowered. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for the latest updates.