GENTS WINTER LEAGUE 2019 - 20
Apologies for the delay in getting this article out. Just like to thank you all for taking part in last years Winter League and a special mention to the winners, Mr J Read and Mr J Cave.
I hope to see you all again soon on the course and playing in this years upcoming Winter League.
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Current Course Guidelines
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak -
RAKES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BUNKERS (you may place your ball in the bunker)
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BALL WASHERS
LEAVE FLAGS IN AT ALL TIMES
TAKE BALL OUT OF HOLE WITH GLOVED HAND
CONSIDER THE USE OF GENEROUS 'GIMMEES'
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM EACH PLAYER
NO CONTACT BETWEEN PLAYERS (thumbs up is better than a handshake)
ONLY ONE PERSON ALLOWED IN 2-SEATER BUGGIES
Enjoy the fresh air and exercise safely following these guidelines.
Graham Bradley, Professional/Manager
Please be aware that Sundays competition, The Grouse Greensomes, is still going ahead but this could change.
Any information that myself or the club receive regarding COVID-19 will be promulgated as soon as its known.
Things are changing by the hour so please be patient and can I also ask that you refrain from calling the club about this matter.
Keep an eye on the website and other club social media outlets for updates.
All information will be made available as soon as the club gets it.
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As you would expect we are closely monitoring the contunually developing situation in respect of COVID-19. We are keeping up to date with both Government and English Golf Union advice.
As of today the position of the Executive is:
The Golf Course will remain open until further notice.
The Club House will remain open until further notice.
Any bookings for match meals, groups and ouitside functions will be cancelled for the next two weeks and then reviewed weekly after that two week period. Please liaise with Tracey Faulkner should you have any queries in relation to your bookings.
All matches and competitions can continue as usual until further notice or advised on a match by match/competition basis by those organising.
In order to keep us all safe please adhere to these guidelines:
Do not visit the Club (including the Course) if you have returned from any of the affected countries and detailed on the Government website.
Do not visit the Club (including the Course) if you have any of the symptoms - cough and fever - and until you have completed the quarantine period.
Do not visit the Club (including the Course) if anyone else in your household is self-isolating due to having symptoms.
Please wash hands thoroughly as often as possible. Facilities are available in the Club House and at the Half Way House.
Maintain good hygiene practices such as using tissues and disposing of them correctly.
When on the Course please use your gloved hand to remove and replace the flag and also when using a rake in the bunkers.
Please do resist the urge to shake hands - people will appreciate you are not being rude.
Here at the Golf House and Golf Course we will be reviewing and adhering to our own hygiene practices in order to keep the Club House and Golf Course as hygienic as possible.
We will update you as and when it is felt necessary.
Please do stay safe and we look forward to seeing you on the Course.
Graham Bradley, Club Professional and Manager
England Golf Covid-19 Guidance
England Golf - in light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak - has today issued the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs and golfers.
We fully recognise the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the direction of the guidelines set out in detail by Public Health England via their website
Details on how best to cope with the virus can also be found via the World Health Organisation website which will provide rolling updates and the best ways to mitigate against the spread of the infection.
NHS England also provide updated and expert advice via their website
All golf clubs should note, act upon and continually monitor the advice and guidance issued by these expert authorities in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. it is important that we all work together, following the advice of qualified professionals, in controlling the spread of COVID-19.
This remains a very fluid situation and England Golf will continue to take their lead fromt the Government and Public Health authorities when it comes to safeguarding our clubs and members and offering practical and necessary steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of golfers and golf club staff.
England Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson said: "The expert practical advice that is available from the health authorities and national government should remain the first point of reference for all our golf clubs and golfers". "This is clearly a fluid and developing situation and we will continue to monitor events as they progress and pass on the relevant information to our stakeholders" "By working in alignment with those who are specialists in this field, we will be able to take the necessary precautions and provide the correct measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak".