COURSE RE-OPENING NEWS
Thursday 5th November 2020 COVID 19 Update:- At the time of writing there has been no U-turn from the Government regarding the closure of golf courses so we must inform you, with regret, that from Thursday 5th November 2020 the Clubhouse, Golf Course, Pro Shop and all Practice Facilities will be closed. The lockdown measures are due to be in force until December 2nd and that there will be no access granted for any reason until restrictions are lifted.
1st October 2020 COVID 19 Update: The following adjustments must be made: – On Course – No change, please respect everybody’s social distance requirements. We have set the clubhouse up with single chairs at tables, this is the only possible way to open. Members are requested to wear masks until seated, and whilst going to the WC. Service is at your table ONLY.No Shouting is requested. This is the ONLY way to continue to keep the bar and lounge open, follow the instructions from bar staff, your safety is our primary concern.If the above rules are ignored, the Bar and Lounge close, the ability to help rests entirely in your hands.The Committee
24th September 2020 COVID 19 Update: Further to the updated announcement from the Government and advice from governing bodies, we can confirm the following adjustments to operation of the clubhouse
1. Face coverings must be worn by everyone in the clubhouse, except when seated to eat or drink.
2. This includes all areas of the clubhouse including the locker room and toilets.
3. Track and Trace information will continue to be collected.
Please follow the regulations to ensure that the clubhouse can remain open.
18 September 2020: COVID 19 Update: As you are all aware, local restrictions are now in place, the operation of the course remains unaltered, all we ask is you continue to respect the social distance guidelines. In the clubhouse, the alteration, is table service only, come in, socially distance, and take a seat. A Bar Person will come and take your order etc…Extra staff will be on duty during anticipated busy periods. Hope fully this is for a short period only, and we look to resume some sort of normality as soon as possible. The Committee, South Moor Golf Club.
Visitors :- From Monday 1st June 2020 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.
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
Greens: Do not touch the flag, leave it in the hole. Cups are upside down in hole, to minimise hand contact.
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 14 days in advance through BRS App or website ONLY. Similarly in 2 or 3 or 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 – 12noon till 5pm
THURSDAY – 12noon till 5pm
FRIDAY – 12noon till 5pm
SATURDAY – 12noon till 5pm
SUNDAY – 12noon till 5pm
Toilets used will be :-
Male- locker room toilets or 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
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other
- Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make space – stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
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: