24 Mar Golf Australia Update & This Weeks Competitions
As at 4:45 pm 24/03/2020
The update from Golf Australia has just come through which basically said we can go about the golfing side of things as we are, provided the protocols already put in place by W.G.C. are adhered to.
(full correspondence at bottom of page)
Although this will mean changes to all competitions moving forward. The main one being, to comply with the no congregating rule, all competitions will be one tee starts. Another change on top of the ones already made are that the cups are now inverted, so once your ball touches the cup is is classed as being holed.
The Women’s Championships have been abandoned as the match committee felt after much deliberation, with the inverted cups and with all the other circumstances, the championships would be compromised . There is a possibility that a complete new Championship be run later in the year. Lauren has sent the ladies a more detailed email regarding this subject.
Tomorrow is now a Stableford 18 hole Competition.
Therefore tomorrows original time sheet has been deleted. A new, one tee time sheet, is now available to book tee times on our booking portal or ladies can just turn up at 9 am and the Pro Shop will allocate you a time.
Thursday Pro Comp
The original two tee time sheet has been deleted. Jack has composed a new one tee time sheet using the bookings from the original time sheets as a guide and placing already booked members into new time slots (as close as possible to the old times, but some tee times may vary up to an hour or more). So all members should go to the portal and see what their re-allocated tee time is. If your new time isn’t feasible, please call the Pro Shop and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Saturdays Competition has also been deleted and opened back up as a one tee time sheet. However unlike Thursday there are too many bookings for Jack to superimpose to the new sheet. Therefore unfortunately, members are going to have to re-book. Another problem with such a large field is some will miss out, but we are opening times until 2 p.m. to minimize this.
Please remember no visitors or members guests are permitted to play socially or in any competitions at this time.
If your golf has been interrupted or you’ve missed out altogether, please remember all the staff and committees have been working overtime just to keep golf running at our club. In the big scheme of things a week off golf, no rakes, holes, pins or a different tee time, is absolutely nothing compared to what many are currently going through.
Golf will only be possible if ALL members continue to adhere to the protocols that the W.G.C. has already implemented, especially the washing of hands and social distancing.
If you are not feeling well, recently returned from overseas or are in the high risk categories listed below – PLEASE STAY HOME!
- people with weakened immune systems
- older people
- people with diagnosed chronic medical conditions (such as lung conditions and kidney failure)
- people with diabetes
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have higher rates of chronic illness