AN UPDATE FROM THE GOLF COMMITTEE

As you would no doubt be aware, the NSW Office of Sport has finalised guidelines for recreation, sport and exercise. This means effective Friday 15 May 2020 golf is able to be played again in groups of 4. This is certainly welcome news for us. This must be done whilst maintaining social distancing measures, observing good hygiene practices and adhering to public gathering limits. This means:

  • People should not gather outside in groups of any more than 10,
  • Everyone must observe the 1 person per 4 square metre rule inside the pro shop meaning no more than 2 customers/players in there at a time,
  • Everyone must maintain both good hand and respiratory hygiene,
  • Please do not come to golf if you are displaying flu like symptoms.

Please see LATEST RULES HERE for full details of the current modified rules and playing conditions in operation until further notice. Some things haven’t changed meaning there can still only be 1 person and 1 set up clubs per cart, you cannot touch the flag stick and there will be no rakes in bunkers, among other rules.

The event this Saturday 16 May 20 will be a Single Stableford with a 2BBB in conjunction. The May Monthly Medal will be held Saturday 23 May 20 and will be a Stableford event. Please keep an eye out for an updated fixture book and further information about events over the next couple of months.

Golf under these conditions will only continue to be possible if we all do the right thing. Please continue to maintain the 1.5 metre distance between yourself and other people, do not shake hands or make any other physical contact.

The Time Sheets for all competitions will be open 10 days before the event. For instance, the Time Sheet for Saturday will open on a Wednesday evening at 7.00 pm. We are still expecting significant numbers on Saturdays and the Wait List will continue to be in operation. In the short-term, the timesheet for Saturday 16 May 20 will open Friday 15 May 20 at 7.00 pm , the time sheet for Saturday 23 May 20 will open Monday 18 May 20 at 7.00 pm and the time sheet for Saturday 30 May 20 will open Wednesday 20 May 20 at 7.00 pm.

Finally, it has been a tough time over the past 6 weeks or so, and whilst we have not seen the end of it thank you to all the members who have cooperated with all the changes. A big thank you to Jonathan, Anthony and Ray in the pro-shop who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we are looked after and are kept safe and healthy. Thanks to Glenn and all the greens staff who has the course in magnificent condition.

We look forward to seeing you on the golf course.

 

Kind regards

The Golf Committee