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Update 29.05.20

Burnley Golf Club

Further update on
Club Matters

Dear Member

Sorry for bombarding you with updates but I thought I would bring you up
to speed with some of the things happening at your Club as we prepare to
hopefully move to normality.

Firstly, I must impress on everyone that the current requests for tee
booking, 1st tee starts, behaviour on the course and departure after golf
are still in place. We will look to relax some of our requests when
appropriate but at this moment in time we would ask you to respect what
plans are in place. The relaxation of social distancing in open spaces is
great but we do not want to jeopardise the safety of our members so we
would ask that there be no gatherings on Club premises or grounds.

This week we are going to review all the likely Health and Safety
requirements when the Clubhouse reopens. This is a pretty mammoth task.
There is no doubt the Club will be very different to what we are used to
when we return. This will place significant demands on staff and willing
helpers but be assured we will do everything we can to ensure your

I know there is a temptation to allow drinking and socialising outside in
this fantastic weather but for every change there is a risk so please be
patient as we try to move back to normality. Every option will be
considered. Please do not put people in an awkward position by stepping
outside these boundaries.

We are currently meeting with applicants for the Bar/Club Manager and
Catering provider. We will finish those meetings this weekend and will
then have a formal interview process before selection. We have some good
applicants so hopefully we can be prepared for the reopening with a
bright future.

In addition to the above we are receiving applications for membership and
the general management of the Club and finances continues in the
background. Julie will return to the office on Monday but you are
requested not to enter the office as you will realise it is such a
restricted space

Many thanks to Martin and Carlyn as they continue to repair the fence and
to everyone who works hard to keep our Club vibrant and a great place to

You will see that there is much work to be done but the support of the
membership is greatly appreciated.

Stay Safe

Alan Green

Hon Secretary

Burnley Golf Club

Further Update re
Golf at Glen View

Dear Member

It is great news that through the efforts of many people we are moving
slowly back to some form of normality.

Today England Golf have advised that 3 ball and 4 ball golf can start
from 1st June.

I will be issuing a Greens update shortly and you will see that there is
significant work to be carried out on the Greens commencing on Monday 1st
June. Holes will be closed whilst work is carried out and members will be
asked to be ever mindful of Greens Staff welfare and safety even when
playing to temporary greens. Play must not continue where there is any
possibility of injury to staff.

For this reason, it is possible that we will not reintroduce 3 or 4 ball
golf for a number of days. We will have a discussion and consider this
over the week end but in the meantime, golf bookings which go live this
evening for next week will continue as 2 balls.

Competitions and Greens Committee are looking at recommencing competitive
golf as soon as the course has recovered from the planned work and you
will be updated as soon as possible.

Everyone has been tremendous in supporting our action plan which after
all has been entirely as required by Government and with your safety in
mind at all times. There have been one or two lapses but in the main
compliance levels have been high. Many thanks for that.

On a final safety note, there are still a number of people walking on the
course and whilst they have no right to be in many of the places they go,
you are still at risk of being liable if any injury is caused. Please
ensure that you are fully insured for any such occurrence. The Club
insurance scheme with Golfplan is still in place and if anyone is
interested, please contact me. The cost is £28.


Alan Green

Hon Secretary

Greens Update: 29th May 2020

Burnley Golf Club

Greens Update May

Burnley Golf Club

Greens Update May

During May our greenstaff have been
operating at 50% capacity and the club has utilised the furlough scheme
to support this. This has mainly been for essential maintenance and I
think you’ll agree that under those circumstances they have done a great
job in presenting our course for casual play.

This week saw the return of the full team and on Bank Holiday Monday
(normally a holiday for them) they agreed to come in to Scarify the
greens to remove some dead, dormant grass to try and improve the
surfaces. This coming Monday (1st June) Danny and the team are Micro
tining and top dressing the greens, to further help improve the drainage
by removing thatch. We believe this method will be less intrusive than
hollow coring and we expect the greens to be fully recovered within 2

During this operation and as the staff move around the course, each green
being worked on will be placed on a temporary green until the work is
complete so please be aware of this when playing your social round this coming
week and ensure you give them priority at all times.

Some of you will have noted that the sprinkler system has also been in
operation and we have supplemented this with hand watering too to ensure
we get enough moisture into the greens during this extremely dry period.
This will continue next week and in the coming weeks to ensure the sand
is fully washed in and the greens don’t get too firm.

As some of you have pointed out that the greens do seem to be getting
smaller, we have discussed this with Dan and has started to move the
greens back out to their original size, this will be a slow process and
one that will not show the full benefit until next year. Could we please
ask the membership that when walking towards the 3rd and 9th greens that
you walk around the bunkers to the right of the green and not on the
inside of them. These are the areas that we are trying to extend and
there are numerous trolley marks which make turning this back in a green
difficult. Please respect this rule not only here but on all the greens.

Also, the new ditch on the 7th which was finished by your greens and
comps team will be marked out in the next week. Please refer to the rules
of golf should your ball lie in this penalty area. When playing this hole
we are trying to keep traffic from around the fringe and the run off area
to the left of the green (valley of sin) the objective is to develop
these areas to they are more playable, so if members can please leave
their trolleys to the left of the ditch and carry your putter and irons
of choice across to your ball it would be greatly appreciated by all. Once
you have finished the hole and moved towards the 8th tee, please keep
your trolley between the 8th tee and 9th green.

Finally, we hope the work highlighted here will give us an extended
playing season which hopefully will allow a return to competitive golf
sometime in the near future.

Keep safe everyone

Greens team

Burnley Golf Club

Further Update 21st May 2020

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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.

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

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


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