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.
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.
From Saturday 6th June 2020 we will move to 3 balls, at 10 minute intervals, weekend play will start from 6.30am.
4 Balls are currently parked, with no date specified yet for implementation.
The reason, a 2 ball following a 4 ball cannot be waved through, due to an England Golf rule on Social Distancing. This will undoubtedly cause an issue on course, something we can all do without.
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 3 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 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…
Toilets used will be :-
Male- disabled toilet at entrance to clubhouse.
Ladies – locker room toilets.
Facilities Unavailable :-
All litter bins will be covered up, please take your rubbish home.
Trolleys and Buggies are currently unavailable.
Similarly some members Buggies are off limits in the short term.
Locker Room’s – Will be permanently locked.
Bar, Lounge, Catering,[ Pro Shop and Practice Area all remain closed, awaiting further information from the government.
⭐️LAUNCHING SUNDAY 7th JUNE⭐️
South Moor Bistro is reopening for Take-away Sunday lunch. Pre orders only
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.
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 :-
Government stipulates: “Government is updating the rules so that, as well as exercise, people can now also spend time outdoors subject to: not meeting up with any more than six persons from outside your household; continued compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain two metres (6ft) away from people outside your household; good hand hygiene, particularly with respect to shared surfaces; and those responsible for public places being able to put appropriate measures in place to follow the new COVID-19 Secure guidance. People may exercise outside as many times each day as they wish.
People may drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance, so long as they respect social distancing guidance while they are there, because this does not involve contact with people outside your household.”
Further clarification is being sought from government relating to the opening of professional shops and driving ranges as well as the carrying out of club fitting and coaching sessions.
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: