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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 recent 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.
Course set –up
▪️ 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.
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 the hole has been adapted to enable you to retrieve the ball without putting your hand down into the hole.
Practice areas and putting green
The practice area is available for use but please observe social distancing at all times. The putting green may be used for 5 minutes immediately before your round.
Booking tee times
▪️All tee times must be booked via the Club V1 Members Hub using the App or on–line. Only those members who do not have access to the online booking system should make telephone bookings.
▪️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. Access to the tee sheet will be members only for the first two weeks.
▪️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. Please be mindful that there will be a large demand for tee times and be considerate when booking tee times so everyone gets a fair chance to play.
▪️The Club will constantly review the booking on process
Before playing golf
The clubhouse facilities including the locker rooms will remain closed until 12th April at the earliest.
▪️Limited access for those members with clubs in their lockers will be permitted but only to retrieve equipment.
▪️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 and the marked one way system set out below is followed. Please ensure you wear a facemask when you are in the clubhouse.
▪️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 when retrieving 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 or any other equipment
After playing golf
▪️Social distancing still applies after the round is completed.
▪️Once your round is finished you must leave the course promptly, following the identified route down the steps from the18th to return to the car park.
▪️ Social distancing will continue to apply when we are able to re-open the clubhouse. There must be no large gatherings in or around the clubhouse or the Proshop or on the course itself. If you visit the club house for pre or post game refreshments (when available) – please ensure you leave the facility within a reasonable time to allow access for others coming to or off the course. Due to social distancing requirements space is limited at this time. Facemasks must be worn in the clubhouse unless you are seated. Since 14th September 2020 Golf Clubs have been legally obliged to collect details of everyone entering the clubhouse. This is to comply with the requirements of Track & Trace and the details will be kept for 21 days in compliance with GDPR.
Please either sign in using the register on the table at the top of the stairs or simply download the NHS App and use your smartphone to scan the QR code displayed by the register
▪️ When visiting the Pro Shop (once re-opened) you must wear a face covering. This is a mandatory requirement from 24th July 2020 and carries a £100 fine if you fail to comply. Please also observe the restrictions which are in place regarding the number of people allowed in the shop at any one time. These are in place to safeguard both members and the Professionals.