GUIDELINES FOR A RETURN TO PLAYING GOLF
The following guidelines are based on those issued by the P.G.A. , England Golf and BIGGA.
To avoid criticism from the general public we must adhere to Government guidelines regarding social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid – 19 virus.
The rules and advice below have been developed for Leominster Golf Club to demonstrate there commitment to reducing the potential for spreading the virus to a level as low reasonably practical.
Local Council inspections may be carried out at the Club which could result in closure.
All players are asked to abide by the guidelines, failure to do so could result in the player being asked to leave the course.
COURSE OPENS WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2020
The course gates will be unlocked from 7.45 am & closed at 6.00 pm.
Players finishing after 6.00 pm will need to close the gates on leaving the Club.
It is proposed all competitions are postponed until at least 1st June 2020.
1 ball only, unless from the same house hold. Start times will be at 10 minute intervals.
Buggies will be available to hire, only one player per buggy.
The Clubhouse will remain closed apart from access to the toilet facilities and golf shop. Access will be controlled.
Bunkers are in play, there will be no rakes, pick and place.
The flag shall remain in the hole, do not touch. Short putts should be conceded.
Players should only touch their own golf equipment.
Adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.
BEFORE TRAVELLING TO THE COURSE
Book a tee time on BRS system or contact Andrew Stubbs at the Club ( 01568 610055 Option 2 ).
If you turn up at the Club without a confirmed booking you may be asked to leave, to reduce the number of players congregating in the car park area.
ON ARRIVAL AT THE COURSE
Please arrive 15 minutes, no earlier, than your tee time.
Parking will be restricted to the top car park.
Report to the Golf Shop and register arrival.
PLAY SAFE STAY SAFE
The government announced that essential maintenance was permitted on golf courses during the Covid 19 outbreak.
Phil our head green keeper has ensured Steve and Jackson understand the meaning of essential maintenance set out by BIGGA, and all three have adhered to the guidelines religiously.
At present the greens are cut three times a week, the days that the greens are not mown the dew is removed thus preventing disease spread.
Tees, greens and fairways are being mown once a week again inline with the rate of growth. Rough areas considered to be in direct play are mown fortnightly.
IRRIGATION & NUTRITION
Necessary irrigation and nutrition treatment has been carried out, the objective keeping the turf alive, thus maintaining a full sward and preventing turf thinning.