Safety Measures

Safety Measures
The Board of Directors and the staff at the Hampton Golf Club (HGC) would like to inform all golfers and shareholders that the HGC is taking all practicable steps to establish an accident free work and golfing environment. For example:

All Staff are given a two (2) day first aid training course every three (3) years.

HGC supports an active Safety Committee comprised of representatives from course maintenance, Bar & Grill, Golf Shop and the Board of Directors. The Safety Committee strives to meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss issues and address the concerns of all groups.

Data on any injuries of members and/or HGC staff are compiled. These data are discussed and appropriate measures are taken to address any concerns with a view to preventing any recurrence of any unacceptable events.

A defibrillator is located in the Golf Shop Tel. (506) 832-5045 ext.2, and staff have been trained on how to operate it. An Epipen is located in the restaurant Tel. (506) 832-5045 ext.5, upper level of the clubhouse. Safety Kits are located in the Golf Shop and the kitchen.

Maintenance staff have been properly trained on the equipment they are operating.

The application of fertilizers and herbicides is done only by operators certified by Plant Health Canada. These certifications are also endorsed by the New Brunswick Department of the Environment. Approved IPM Accreditation

Blind Spots at HGC are a feature common to many local golf courses. In general,

if the hill/crest/depression causing the blind spot is far away, the hitter must use the safest option available. In holes where the tee shot/approach shot is completely blind. We normally have two options:

  1. the following group (on the tee) c\should WAIT for a clear signal that it is safe to hit.
  2. the forward group stands guard in a visible position on the hill until they all hit.

During an electrical storm at Hampton Golf Club, you will hear one(1) long blast of an air horn, this means that play is suspended; whence, it is recommended you return to the clubhouse or seek cover in an on-course storm shelter. Two(2) short blasts will indicate when radar data indicate that it is safe to resume play.

August – September is typically when Hornets and Wasps are very active and nesting. When entering out of play areas to look for your ball be careful. If you see a nest please inform one of our staff or the Golf Shop in order that it can be taken care of.