COURSE RE-OPENING NEWS
Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 5 July stating that
almost all Coronavirus rules and restrictions would be lifted from Monday 19
July, please find below a detailed breakdown of what this means for golf club
South Moor Golf Club will continue to work within the guidelines given by England Golf and the Government.
We ask all members to respect those rules also.
Tee booking will be mandatory through the BRS system 1. Book your tee time 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. Please use the system to cancel that booking. If not, you are denying another player/visitor the opportunity of that time slot.
• All golf course furniture may be returned for normal use, including the
removal of flagsticks, standard hole cups, bunker rakes.
Competitions and Scoring
• Competition and scoring for handicap functions, including the registration
process, handling and submitting of scorecards, and administration may
revert to pre-pandemic operations.
Rules of Golf and Handicap Provisions
• Coronavirus-related changes to the rules of golf and all handicapping
provisions that enabled the game to be played competitively during the
period in which restrictions have been set are to be removed
Practice Areas and Lessons
• Practice areas, including driving ranges, practice nets and indoor
facilities, may operate without any restrictions on the number of users.
Pro shops, changing facilities and other indoor areas may revert to pre pandemic operations.
Bar and lounge:- We are pleased to announce that due to the restrictions changing to allow indoor mixing the clubhouse will reopen with the following core hours:
|Monday 24th January – Closed|
Tuesday 25th January – 12noon till 3pm
Wednesday 26th January – 12noon till 4pm
Thursday 27th January – 12noon till 4pm
Friday 28th January – 12noon till 5pm
Saturday 29th January – 12noon till 5pm
Sunday 30th January – 12noon till 7pm
Closure of the course due to weather issues may also result in closure of the bar.
The lounge area will be open from early to late to give access to the coffee vending machine when the bar area is closed.
Please be aware that these hours will be altered at short notice based on usage and demand, Further hours will be published when known.
Toilets used will be :-
Male- locker room toilets or disabled toilet at entrance to clubhouse.
Ladies – locker room toilets.
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.
Government Guidance :-
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: