Updated : 01/06/2020 – 10am
In our last newsletter we let you all know that we were in the process of producing a “Return to Golf” plan. I must emphasise that our plan follows all Government Guidelines and more specifically will conform to our governing body; England Golf’s ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ framework.
Understand that these measures are NOT optional but are mandatory if we are to open. Non-compliance of these measures will result in people being asked to leave the Course and be subject to the Club’s disciplinary procedures. I know that some people will believe these measures are draconian, however we have no choice and neither the club nor its officers will be held responsible for any non-compliance by any member.
The choice to play during this period is your decision and as such you accept all responsibility for your own individual wellbeing.
The plan is for the first two weeks of play and will be for social golf only. At the end of this period we will review and publish an updated plan for the next month’s play. We will subsequently review monthly until we have reached a level of “normality”.
Understand that the quality of the course reflects the level of maintenance that we have been able to afford during this period and please respect the green staff and their efforts to give us a course we can play on.
I know this introduction seems like a warning and disclaimer – it is, and really reflects the seriousness of not conforming to the guidelines and the changes we have to accept in order to start playing golf at HHGC again.
Please find below a paragraph from the latest Government as a stark warning at price we as a club would have to pay if people do not conform
“Similarly, a business or venue operating in contravention of the law will be committing an offence. Local authorities (for example, Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers) will monitor compliance, with support from the police if appropriate. Businesses and venues that breach the law will be subject to prohibition notices and fixed penalty notices. Businesses that continue to contravene the law will be forced to close down.”