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COVID-19 statement

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We are opening for MEMBERS ONLY on Wednesday 13th May

What to expect:

We are excited to let you know the course is reopening to Members ONLY on Wednesday 13th May.
We’re trying to keep things as “Colmworth” as possible for you, but a few things will have to change to ensure your safety and for fairness amongst all of our members.
First and foremost it is imperative that you book in advance of visiting us, if you arrive without a booking you will be politely requested to leave the premises.
Tee slots will be opening from 23:00 this evening, Monday 11th May – you will be able to book a maximum of 7 days in advance, but the following conditions apply until we can see how things will run. Anyone found abusing these rules will be asked to leave immediately, and further action will be taken if necessary.
General
  • We ask that you book only 2 slots per week to enable everybody a chance to play.
  • Online booking will permit 2 players only per tee time.
  • Greenkeepers have right of way – the course is likely to busy and we have a limited team, please be patient.
  • The government has confirmed you may play with household members OR any 1 person from out side of your household providing you maintain a safe 2m distance throughout your round.
  • Should you wish to add a 3rd or 4th player to you tee time, this will need to be done via phone at our discretion.
  • Members guests and buggies can be booked at our discretion via phone – we will need to consider our ability to disinfect buggies thoroughly, so please be patient.
This will all be reviewed regularly as the situation evolves.
Facilities:
  • The driving range, par 3 and putting green will be closed.
  • The coffee cup will be open for hot drink takeaways on the 1st 2 days and then open for full takeaway service Friday – Sunday. This service will be reviewed at the weekend while we establish suitable staffing levels.
  • Downstairs toilet facilities will be open, but we request you use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the clubhouse. We ask that the disabled toilet is reserved for ladies and disabled use only.
  • You will be permitted to collect your clubs from the locker room – please arrange this prior to arrival and then take them home with you after your round.
On arrival:
  • Please arrive on time, if you are very early, we ask that you wait in your car until your allocated tee time. Please do not congregate near the clubhouse or first tee.
  • Payment for refreshments to be paid in advance or via contactless only.
On the course:
  • please remain 2 metres apart at all times
  • collect all used tee pegs
  • do not collect stray balls
  • as there will be no rakes in the bunkers, please make your best effort to smooth the sand using your club or feet after your shot
  • please do not touch the flag and give yourself shots less than 12 inches from the hole
  • ball washers and shoe cleaners will be out of service
  • all benches and bins have been removed from the course – please take all rubbish home with you
  • if you see anyone breaking any of these rules please call the clubhouse and report them immediately 01234 378181
After your round:
  • please leave the premises immediately – do not congregate on the green or near the clubhouse
  • you are welcome to purchase takeaway refreshments but for the time being they cannot be enjoyed onsite other than during your round – please take them home with you.
We appreciate this sounds like an awful lot of rules, from what is normally such a relaxed club – but it is for yours and our staff’s safety. Rest assured we will be reviewing things regularly and relaxing things where possible. We hope we won’t be sending any more formal emails like this again in the near future and we can get back to more fun news!
We are so excited to see you out on the course again, it already looking much better with the flags back on the greens – it’ll look even better filled with happy, even if out of practise, golfers!
See you soon!
Julie & Tilly

We are asking that if you are displaying symptoms or have anyone at home with symptoms to self isolate as the government require. We are asking the same of our staff too and we would appreciate your help regulating this.

If you are in the “vulnerable” category defined by the government, please stay at home! We care about you all and want you to stay safe. See guidelines HERE 

Please be aware that there is ALOT of fake news on the internet, follow guidance issued by the government, NHS or World Health Organisation and try not to fall victim to some of the fake news circulating.

We see that staying active, playing golf in the fresh air is still an essential service to help keep people’s morale up, this situation will continue for some weeks yet and we would like to stay positive, up beat and active, you can search many games on line in this site limvpn.com for stay active even from home.

We are looking to help the local community as well as our regular customers and will diversify our services to suit the need.

Do not trust the wearing of a glove/s to protect you from COVID-19 MUTUAL AID – UK

Advice against wearing gloves from an epidemiologist:

 

“Avoid wearing gloves while leafleting AND PLAYING GOLF!. The problem with gloves is that you cannot disinfect them as you go round as you can with hands. Evidence has shown that glove wearing leads to a false sense of security that hand hygiene is in tact, and what happens is that virus could potentially build up on the gloves as people go round. This is why the government advice to the public is frequent handwashing with soap, or sanitiser, and does not advise gloves.”

 

We are sad that you will loose some of the warmth and friendliness of the clubhouse over the coming weeks, but we will endeavour to keep you in the loop and updated via email and our social media channels to help keep you up beat.

Let’s find our way through this, safely, together.

Julie & Tilly