This update has now been superceded – Our Golf course is now closed until further notice
The seriousness of the virus and risk to the health and economy of our country is really starting to hit home, so it is only right that we respond appropriately as a club.
The following adjustments are designed to protect our staff, our members and the longevity of our club.
Until mandated to close our land, the course will remain open for members to compete, or play social golf. It is imperative that members respect each others space and keep at least 2 meters apart in line with government guidelines. Whilst golf is a social sport, I am sure none of us would want to inadvertently infect a friend and their family with this life-threatening virus.
Carl is keep the shop open for now, but asks that members do not go in to the confined space; he will serve you from the door. Please enter the comp using contactless debit card. Alternatively, please use the exact coins, which will be dropped into a box and not touched. Saturday’s comp has been changed to a better-ball, so you don’t share a golf ball. Again; the most important thing is that we ask you not to congregate in groups.
With effect from 9pm Weds evening, all locker rooms will be locked. Please make arrangements to collect your golf clubs, shoes, trolleys and batteries by then, to enable you to play. If you miss this deadline, please make individual arrangements in advance with Carl, Martin or Zoe to get access. We’d prefer to avoid this if possible.
Please pay by contactless card only – no cash and no bar cards please, given the ‘give-away’ prices. We have 1 full barrel of Theakstons that will need drinking in the next 2 weeks. To avoid wasting it, we are selling it (with a tap & instructions) on a first come first served basis. The full barrel costs £100. Alternatively, if you bring your own clean container, you could have a 4 pint milk carton filled for £6, or £1.50 a pint.
Martin and Zoe will be providing a take-away food service on Weds, Fri & Sundays – again, on a first come first served basis until the food runs out. We’ll send an email to let you know what’s available each day. They will also arrange deliveries to those who are self-isolating and can’t get to the club. We are also looking into fresh food boxes on a similar basis, as the wholesalers supply of meat and fresh goods is still buoyant – ideal for those who would like to support Martin and Zoe and avoid supermarkets for their fresh goods. Details to follow, but if you want to make any arrangements with them, please use their firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Sadly, we will have to postpone all Opens in April, along with the Sportsman’s Dinner and The Christie Open. We are looking at provisional dates in Sept/Oct for the Sportsman and 2nd May 2021 for the Christie. Once the new date and speaker is confirmed, Dan will let you know. Ideally, we will hold all monies paid for the new dates, but please get in touch with Dan and Karen if you want to make different arrangements.
All the very best.
Chair of Management Committee