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GUIDELINES FOR PLAYING GOLF

Following advice from England Golf the Board of Directors are issuing these arrangements to give guidance to members as we return to playing golf after the enforced break due to Covid 19.

The Club has adopted procedures to ensure that we can ensure compliance with government restrictions and social distancing. The over-riding consideration throughout must be to PLAY SAFE AND STAY SAFE with the health and wellbeing of members and staff taking precedence at all times.
These guidelines cover all aspects of the golfing experience from arrival in the car park, the round of golf itself and the departure on completion of your round which must be followed by all members without exception.
All golf played initially will be social golf only. Further guidance on formats will be issued once advice has been received from the authorities.

Course set –up

Course
▪️ Hand sanitizers have been installed outside the Proshop, at the Halfway House, by the side entrance to the Clubhouse and on the wall between the two locker room doors. Please use them.
▪️All rakes have been removed from bunkers – bunkers will be raked by the greens staff using machinery.
▪️All ball washers have been removed.
▪️Benches and bins have been removed so please ensure if you bring
food or drink that you take all litter home with you.

Hole and flagstick
▪️The flagsticks will be retained but must not be touched at any time.
▪️There is no need to touch the flagstick or the hole to retrieve the ball as
a device has been attached to the flagstick which will do this for you.
▪️Simply place your putter under the disc on the flagstick and raise it to
lift the ball out of the hole.

Practice areas and putting green
The practice area remains closed for the time being but the putting green may be used for 5 minutes immediately before your round and at no other time.

Booking tee times
▪️All tee times must be booked on–line. Only those members who do not have access to the online booking system should make telephone bookings.
▪️The maximum number of golfers per tee time will be 2 or 3. To ensure that robust track and trace information is available if needed all players names must be entered on the booking at the time of making.
▪️There must be no entries showing “guest” or “***” and if any such entries are made the booking will be deleted.
▪️Tee times will be 10 minutes apart to ensure adequate social distancing can be achieved.
▪️There will be no reservations or block bookings for particular groups or sections – members may play at any time subject only to these guidelines and the restrictions imposed by their own individual membership category.
▪️The Club will constantly review the booking on process

Before playing golf
The clubhouse facilities including the locker rooms will remain closed.
▪️Limited access for those members with clubs in their lockers will be permitted but only to retrieve equipment between 7.00am – 4.00pm
weekdays and 9.00am – 11.00am at weekends.
▪️Toilet facilities will be available during these same times but in using
these facilities it is important that members ensure social distancing is
maintained at all times.
▪️Members should not arrive too far in advance of their booked tee time
and should change their shoes etc in the car park.
▪️If you do arrive early please remain in your car until approx. 15 mins
before your tee time.
▪️Proceed to the course following only the clearly marked route from the
car park to the course.
▪️To maintain a one-way route members accessing the toilets and/or
locker room to retrieve equipment should enter via the external locker room doors and exit along the internal corridor then by the side door opposite the Proshop

During your round
▪️Teeing area – please keep two metres apart on the tee
▪️Bunkers – with rakes removed from the course please make your best
effort to smooth sand using your club and/or your feet
▪️Greens – please keep two metres apart do not touch the flagstick or
the hole and use only the adaptive device attached to the flagstick to
retrieve your ball
▪️General – stay two metres apart at all times when walking to the ball,
searching for the ball and playing your shot.
▪️Do not touch or pick up your playing partners’ ball

After playing golf
▪️Social distancing still applies after the round is completed.
▪️Once your round is finished you must leave the course immediately,
following the identified route down the steps from the18th to return to
the car park.
▪️There can be no gatherings around the clubhouse/proshop or the
course itself – please ensure you leave the facility within 10 mins of completing your game.

Proshop
▪️Whilst we are only playing social golf the Proshop will remain closed.
▪️This will be reviewed at the point we are able to play competitive golf
along with the provision of lessons.
▪️If it is necessary to visit the proshop at any point after it re-opens,
please observe the restrictions which will be put in place regarding the number of people allowed in the shop at any one time. These will be in place to safeguard both members and the professional