COURSE RE-OPENING NEWS
After the announcement from England Golf , the Course will re-open for members only from 8.30am on Wednesday 13th May 2020.
Visitors :- From Monday 1st June we are starting to accept bookings from visitors. Members wishing to book a visitor, please pay before play with the secretary. Visitors booking through BRS, for times we specify, away from the busy times, this will probably be afternoons, except for the trade times we use for the system.
Tee booking will be mandatory through the BRS system and if you are booking a tee and are unable to play then please use the system to cancel that booking. If not, you are denying another player/visitor the opportunity of that time slot. We are reviewing the tee remotely through the camera system and have noticed this trend increasing recently. Any issues with booking/cancelling please contact Albert on 0771 888 3945.
From Saturday 4th July 2020 we will move to 4 balls, at 10 minute intervals, weekend play will start from 7.00am.
Bunkers :- will be in play and the following rules apply : Mark your ball
Take a preferred lie within 6 inches
Place your ball, don’t drop
Play your shot
Clean bunker with your feet on exit
Practice Areas:- We are reopening the practice area in a strictly limited capacity from Sunday 7th June 2020. Please be aware that only the grassed areas can be used and ONLY 4 persons at any one time can be allowed beyond the gates. Players are asked to collect and remove all of the balls they use wearing a glove to pick them up in case any have been missed by the previous players. We ask that members observe these conditions and also following social distancing guidelines at all times.
Professional Shop:- From Friday 24th July 2020, it will be mandatory for a face covering to be worn on entering the Professional Shop at South Moor Golf Club. Please note that there are no ‘exceptions’ to this rule for any reason until further guidance is issued from the Government.
Please abide by the following rules :-
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times.
1. Book your tee time up to 7 days in advance through BRS App or website ONLY. Similarly in 2 or 3or 4 balls enter ALL names to confirm your game. Can we also stress that if you book a tee time, then don’t require it, please cancel it, and allow somebody else to play.
2. Under new government rules, the following groupings will be permitted upon resumption of play:
• Individuals playing golf on their own.
• Two or Three or Four balls comprising of individuals from different households
3. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your booked tee time.
4. Go straight to tee, walking in front of clubhouse, await your turn and play.
5. Once finished, exit above 18th green, put your equipment into car, and leave, no waiting for friends etc…
Locker Rooms:- From Saturday 25th July 2020, members will be able to use the locker rooms for storage of their equipment only, changes of clothing is still not permitted. Please do not touch any other locker except your own.
Bar and lounge:- The Club wishes to announce that this week the opening hours will be as follows:
WEDNESDAY 5th August- 12noon till 6pm
THURSDAY 6th August – 12noon till 6pm
FRIDAY 7th August – 12noon till 6pm
SATURDAY 8th August – 12noon till 6pm
SUNDAY 9th August – 12noon till 6pm
News on distancing and serving rules attached – https://www.southmoorgc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/7239/2020/07/SMGC-Reopening-of-Bar.pdf
Toilets used will be :-
Male- disabled toilet at entrance to clubhouse.
Ladies – locker room toilets.
⭐️LAUNCHING SUNDAY 7th JUNE⭐️
South Moor Bistro is reopening for sit down and Take-away Sunday lunches. Pre orders only
Facilities Unavailable :-
All litter bins will be covered up, please take your rubbish home.
Other Rules :-
We expect tee usage on an evening, and weekend to be really heavy, you will be limited to booking 1 group only, no sweeps will be pre-booked.
On course we will have rangers, to check membership is valid, and making sure distance rules are being adhered to.
The message we would like to get across is these rules are in place for a reason, and we HAVE to abide by them.
Anybody flouting them will be asked to immediately leave the course, and their membership reviewed.
Club is also invoking a code of conduct for members, with a discipline code as part of it. This will be posted around the clubhouse as soon as possible.
Actions like these could lead to the course being closed again, we have to treat this seriously.
In time we would expect some of the rules above would start to be relaxed, we will be in contact, once we receive further information.
Government Guidance :-
Stay alert > Control the Virus > Save Lives
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
The Link to the Official Website is:- https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Organisations have come together to help golf in the UK during the COVID-19 crisis and, through the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, to work with Government to promote safe golf: