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Requirements to Play Golf during Covid 19 Restrictions




















Burnley Golf Club



Coronavirus
Further Update 21st May 2020














Coronavirus
Update for members





Dear Member



First of all many thanks for the superb support being offered by members.
Your cooperation in applying the current restrictions is very much
appreciated and has led to great enjoyment of our course in these unusual
circumstances.



We are currently considering whether, how and when competitions may
commence and you will be advised as soon as a decision has been made.
Some guidance has been offered by CONGU and R&A and our Competitions
Committee will carefully consider all aspects before a decision is made.



We have been asked to consider allowing some visitors to our course. This
is not considered advisable at the moment as it would be difficult to
ensure compliance with our current restrictions.



However, it has been agreed that from Monday 25th May, a member will be
allowed to invite one guest under the following guidelines:





1. The guest must be accompanied by a member



2. All bookings must be made by the member in advance via the shop.
Bookings will only become available after booking has opened to the
membership.



3. The cost for all guests will be £20 and must be paid by card over the
phone at time of booking.



4. Guests of members will only be allowed outside the following times
which will be strictly for members only:





Members Only



Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm



Saturday Up to 3pm



Sunday 9.30am - 12 noon



5. For reasons of hygiene, no buggies will be available for hire by
guests



6. It will be the responsibility of the member to ensure that the guest
is aware of all of the current restrictions including arrival times,
parking, closure of clubhouse, shop restrictions, conditions of play and
the need to maintain social distancing at all times.



As is currently the case, a member can only invite the same guest to the
Club on a maximum of 5 occasions annually.



We hope that this relaxation of the current restrictions will be accepted
as a positive step forward as we try to move back to normality.



As was advised a few days ago, all four greens staff will be back in from
next Monday. This means you are more likely to come across some of them
working on the course. Please be reminded that to ensure their safety,
golfers must give way to them working at all times.



Many thanks once again, enjoy your golf and remember to Stay Safe.























Burnley Golf Club



Update re Greens
Staff














Dear Member



As you will be aware during the lockdown we have been operating with 2
greens staff and under government directive they have only been allowed
to carry out essential work.



Since resuming golf last Wednesday we have still only have 2 members of
staff working and the 2 currently on furlough will not return to work
until Monday 25th May.



As a number of people have asked, members are advised that the greens
have been watered each day. No work other than cutting has been
permissible up until now. Please be mindful that these have been
difficult times for our staff who have wanted to complete a lot of
outstanding jobs but have been prevented from doing so. The course will
not be in its very best condition until everyone is back working so
please be patient and enjoy what we have.



Thanks



Alan Green

Hon Secretary




Restart of Golf at Glen View

As promised here are the details of how golf at Glen View will restart from 6 am
on Wednesday 13th May 2020.

These guidelines and requirements are designed to minimise risk and make everyone’s experience as pleasurable and safe as possible.

We apologise for any aspects considered prescriptive but they are devised to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Please note that it is essential that we work within Government guidelines and are
responsible in all our actions.

Golf Bookings:

Please note that initially there will be no visitors allowed.

The only golf played will be social golf and competitions will not be played until advised.

All rounds of golf must be booked online without exception and we will use the Howdidido booking system which is the one we use normally for competition booking.

All bookings should be made online but if necessary where people don’t have online
access, bookings can be made by telephoning the shop. In cases of urgency,
please contact Hon Secretary or a member of Competitions committee.

All golf must commence from the 1st tee and starting from any other tee is strictly
prohibited.

At this moment in time 2 balls, or single players only will be allowed with tee times at 10 minute intervals.  You are asked to please observe your tee time and not commence before your allotted time.

The tee sheet will run from 6am – 8pm daily.

You will be able to book for yourself and your partner. Your playing partner need not be a member of your household but MUST be a member of our club.

The first tee sheet will come available tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12th May) at 7pm. At that time, bookings will be available for Wednesday 13th until Sunday 24th May. You may make only 3 bookings between the 13th and Sunday 17th May.

Booking for week commencing Monday 18th May until Sunday 24th May will go live at 7pm on Friday 15th May.

Thereafter booking will become available each Friday at 7pm for the following Monday to Sunday.

You will be allowed to book a maximum of 4 tee times in any 7-day period at that time.

After the designated booking time, ie 7pm on Fridays, members will be able to book
additional times from 7pm the day after (Saturday).

It is anticipated that initially there will be a rush with large numbers wanting to play, so members are asked to be considerate of others and be prepared to be flexible in their plans. If you cannot fulfil a booking, please cancel online or call the shop as soon as you know to allow others an opportunity to play.

Arrival at the Club:

Please arrive at the Club in time to get ready for tee off ideally not more than 10 minutes before your tee time.

All preparation for golf should take place from the car park as the Clubhouse will be closed with no entry allowed.

Please park your car away from other occupied vehicles to assist in maintaining social distancing.

Initially, the winter 1st tee will be in use to assist in social distancing. We may revert
to the permanent tee once we have assessed safety aspects after golf has recommenced.

Please do not go to the 1st tee until it has been vacated by the group in front.

Please Do not tee off until the group in front have left the 1st Green

Clubhouse and Trolley Store:

Initially both will remain closed but again we will constantly review this to assess if
either can be accessed safely.

Members have already been advised to arrange to remove items needed from lockers and to remove trolleys. Arrangements to be made by contacting Hon Secretary.

Toilet/Washroom Facilities:

Initially, there will be no toilet or washroom facilities available at the Club and the
course toilets will also be out of commission.

Members
are requested to make their own sanitising wipes available for personal use.

Club Shop:

The Club Shop will be open but you are asked to respect the safety of others, maintain social distancing and only one person in the shop at a time please.

Where weather conditions permit, the shop door will remain open.

Purchases should ideally be made by use of contactless card.

Members are requested to refrain from using scorecards where possible but if you do
require a card they will be available in the shop but should be for single personal use only and not exchanged.

On Course:

Greens Staff MUST be afforded priority at all times. You should always ensure that
it is safe to tee off or play your shot before doing so.

If staff are working on or close to a green, players are asked to play to the temporary
green and not to wait which could mean the group behind catching up. If it is necessary
to close a hole to allow essential work, you are requested to respect that closure please.

Whilst playing golf, it is imperative that you maintain the social distancing
recommendation of at least 2 metres at all times, with special attention paid to
times when you are on greens or tee beds.

You are reminded that touching or handling your partners equipment should not occur and the social aspects of golf such as shaking hands etc., should be avoided at all
times.

Flags will be in position on the greens but must not be touched or removed for any reason. The holes are being adapted to allow for easy retrieval of your ball and several trials may take place during this initial period.

There will be no course furniture and members are respectfully asked to take home any waste or rubbish you may have. The bells have had the strikers removed and you should use a club to ring the bell if necessary. Golfers should ensure that it is clear in front and safe to play on any hidden holes.

There will be no rakes in bunkers. All bunkers will be thoroughly raked once per week and members are asked to repair bunkers using a club or golf shoe to the best
of their ability.

Gates at 5/6 and 16/17 will be removed and members are asked to take special care when
crossing Woodplumpton Road.

The gates to the course and practice area at Woodplumpton Road will be closed at 4.30 pm each day so buggies should be clear of that area by that time. All cars should be removed from the Woodplumpton Road Practice area
car park before 4.30 pm.

All play should be at a pace which ensures no hold ups for the groups behind and ready
golf should be adopted by all. If you haven’t found your ball within a maximum
of 3 minutes, please move on.

At the end of the round, members are asked to leave the course by the path at the side
of the putting green and not to walk across the 1st tee area. 

Please use the safest route to avoid contact with others and you are asked to leave the Club area as soon as possible. It is requested that there is no socialising after golf.

Club Buggies:

Club buggies will only be available for hire by those members with a certified medical condition. Any member intending to seek the hire of a buggy MUST advise the Hon
Secretary in writing by email and must be agreed before first hire.

All buggies must be booked in advance and paid for by card to the shop, preferably
by phone or contactless.

The hirer will not be required to sign the normal waiver form on each occasion but will be required to acknowledge the requirement to observe the safety notice for use and waiver notice and it will be an implicit condition of buggy hire and must
be agreed before the first hire.

Wherever possible the user will be allocated the same buggy on each occasion.

Only one person may use a buggy and only one set of clubs may be carried on same.

Prior to and after use the user must sanitise the buggy using the materials provided and this is an absolute condition of permitting use. Failure to do so will result in future hiring not being allowed.

Practice Facilities:

The practice bays will not be in use at any time during the current status.

The driving nets will also be closed.

The use of both practice areas will be allowed but social distancing must be observed at all times. There will be no flags in use on the practice areas.

Members are asked to respect other members and to ensure fair and equitable access/use for everyone. You are reminded that the access to the car park at Woodplumpton will be closed at 4.30pm each day.

The putting green will be in use without flags and cups will be upturned. There
should be no more than 2 people on the putting green at any one time with
social distancing maintained throughout.

A review of how the plans are working will be carried out over the coming weekend so if anyone has any thoughts or observations, please email them to me for consideration.

We hope that by observing these requirements and conditions we can all begin to enjoy the game of golf again, but it is only through your cooperation will our safety and enjoyment be assured.

Stay Safe

Alan

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