Play Safe Covid-19 Update

PLAY SAFE, STAY SAFE
Following the Government and Golf Governing Bodies Guidance our facility is now able to open and continue with Golf following a set of specific rules relating to hygiene and social distancing which will minimise the risk of players contracting COVID-19 whilst on our premises.
First and foremost we must limit the amount of people on our course at any one time and remove unnecessary contact with equipment and fixtures.
During this time period competitive golf is not permitted and golf is only to be played as a form of recreation.
Our course set up has seen all rakes removed, benches and bins out of use, flagsticks have been left in play but must not be touched, hole liners have been replaced by shallower drops so the ball can be easily accessed. Our practice area, practice net and putting green are closed until further notice.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE
-Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser if running water is unavailable.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.
-If you cough or sneeze do so into a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm so as to avoid spreading germs.
-Should you have symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate and call 111.

RULES OF PLAY

Booking
– You MUST ring to book a tee time on 01325 319977.
– Tee times are for individual players on their own, two balls comprising of individuals from different households or up to four players from the same household. (You will be asked to provide identification or proof of address if you are coming from the same household).
– Tee times will be in 10 minute intervals.
-Please pay via contactless or card payments, our staff will not accept cash.

Arrival and waiting to play
– The clubhouse and locker facilities are closed, please change your shoes in the car park.
– One person may use the toilet facilities at any one time.
– One person may enter the Golf Professional Shop at any one time to pay for membership and/or sign in for their tee time.
-Scorecards will not be available.
– Once you have signed in, if you are early, please wait in your car until your tee time, you are not permitted to congregate outside the clubhouse.

During the Round
-You should keep 2 metres away from anybody you may come across on the golfcourse, whether that’s greenkeepers, other staff or members of the public who should not be on the premises.
-Do not touch stray balls.
-As rakes are not permitted in Bunkers please treat these as restricted play areas.
-Rules on etiquette must apply, if you are holding up the player/s behind, let them through whilst maintaining social distancing.
-Do not touch flagsticks.
-Buggies are not permitted during this time.

After your round
-Please adhere to social distancing rules, we appreciate that normally golf is a sociable sport but at present we need you to leave as soon as you have finished your round and not interact with anybody else.
Failure to comply will result in the right to play being revoked and memberships suspended.

Memberships
For any members who are considered part of the vulnerable group and are shielding please contact us and we will continue to suspend your membership until it is safe for you to return.
Those of you who had already signed up for Direct Debit prior to lockdown you will have received information from Sarah Hall regarding the ongoing procedure.
We will still be introducing Direct Debit payments for the remainder of the season, these will be taken in 5 instalments with an upfront payment. For further information regarding this please contact sarah.hall@hallconstruction.uk.com or the pro shop on 01325 319977.
Any new Memberships will be on a pro rata basis from Wednesday 13th May 2020 and will finish on 31st March 2021.
Affiliation Fees are £15.50 and will be included within your membership total. Levy Fees which would usually be accepted in cash will now need to be included within your membership fee total during this uncertain period of time.
As previously advised, anyone who joined as a new member for the 1st April 2020 had their membership suspended from that date and these weeks will be carried forward to next season.
If you have any further queries or questions please contact Samantha.hall@hallconstruction.uk.com, woodhamproshop@googlemail.com or ring the pro shop on 01325 319977.
Your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount during the developing situation with COVID-19 and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.

As always, we appreciate and thank you for your support.

Woodham Golf & Country Club.