Newsletter

Posted 18th March 2021

Course Opening Date

The Golf Course will re-open again from 8.30a.m on Monday 29th March. The committee has looked at all the issues including England Golf’s, “Safe Golf” and have decided that the following conditions will apply.

TEE BOOKING

Firstly can we apologise for the accidental opening of the booking function on Club V1, the bookings made have all been cancelled, but we must say that we were surprised at the vitriolic response from some to this event. Just remember that we are all volunteers and trying hard to do the best for the Club.

The Booking system will be open for bookings from Friday 19th March at 8.00a.m

Monday - Friday. First tee time 8.30
Saturday - Sunday. First tee time 8.00

There will be the re-introduction of the double booking system for those members playing 18 holes. The gap between bookings for front and back nine being once again set at 1 hour 40 mins. For example if you have booked your front nine for 9.10 if playing 18 holes you would make a second booking on the tee sheet for 10.50.
If that second tee time is already taken, either change your first booking time or just play 9 holes rather than slotting in a time that is not in line with 1hour 40mins. Remember we are all in this together and as demand for playing time will be high initially cooperation is required.

In order to allow as many members as possible to play, given the anticipated demand, please where possible try and make 3 / 4 balls up. Indeed the booking system is set to allow any member, looking to play, to add their name to an existing booking where space is available. We would encourage members to do this.

LADIES MORNING

With effect from Tuesday 6th April and each Tuesday thereafter the tee sheet will be reserved to allow only Ladies to make bookings between 8.30 and 12.00. After 12.00 the tee sheet is then open to all.

SENIORS MORNING

Likewise, with effect from Wednesday 7th April and each Wednesday thereafter the tee sheet will be reserved for the Men’s Seniors to make bookings between 8.30 and 10.30. After then, once again, the tee sheet is open to all.

VISITORS

Members will be allowed to bring visitors to the course from the 29th March. However the fees and number of times a member can bring a visitor have been reviewed and changed as follows :-

Between the 1st April and 30th September annually £15

Between the 1st October and 31st March annually. £10

This fee applies irrespective of playing 9 or 18 holes

A visitor is now limited to 5 games a year which ties in with similar Cavendish Club rules.

A further update regarding payment methods for visitors will be sent out prior to the golf course opening.

POT LUCK

Once again, Charles Jackson has agreed to run the Pot Luck event that proved popular last year, especially for new members. Further information on this and how to enter will be sent out in the next few days.

CLUB ROOM and COVID awareness

As you will all be aware due to the ongoing COVID restrictions it is not possible to have a fully functioning Club Room. It is proposed therefore that 1 person only will be allowed into the room at any time purely to use the toilets and washroom facilities. A suitable notice to this effect will be placed on the door.

Whilst it is great news that golf is returning, Covid-19 has not gone away and it is therefore imperative that we continue to maintain the rules as they stand.

Social distancing must continue to be observed and please do not turn up early for your tee time and have social gatherings. Can we ask that you turn up 10 minutes before your tee time and if you arrive early you wait in your car accordingly.

HANDICAPS & SUPPLEMENTARY SCORING

A number of members have asked about obtaining a handicap and Supplementary Scoring -
Casual Rounds.

Please find attached a detailed description giving the information on these subjects that hopefully everybody will find useful and informative. It also covers Mobile Score Input ( MSI and information around the requirements for the Qualifying Competitions this year.

Please note that in the absence of being able to go into the Clubroom the signing in register for competitions will be located within the notice board near the first tee.

Further information can be obtained from the Handicap Secretaries :-

Ladies. Alison Lunt - amlunt16@gmail.com
Gents. John Mellor - johnmellor51@outlook.com

Let us hope that the weather and virus gods are kind to us and that we can get back to golf with no more interruptions and above all else enjoy your golfing year.

Chatsworth Golf Club
Committee