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Playing Golf at Greenway Under COVID-19 Restrictions

Playing Golf at Greenway Under COVID-19 Restrictions

Following guidance issued by a number of the main golfing bodies Greenway Hall will be implementing these practises below that will ensure the safety of both yourselves, your fellow players and staff. It is essential that when Golf re-opens it is done so in a responsible and safe way and that the government advice and policy are adhered to at all times. Golfers will be required to comply with the rules on social distancing throughout.

The guidance in this document is split into a number of areas:

Starting a phased return to play

Starting PGA Professional services

Starting Clubhouse management

Resuming full services

 

STARTING A PHASED RETURN TO PLAY

Playing on the Golf course

When governments and authorities give consent, play may be able to begin in a regulated way. Looking ahead to that time Greenway Hall will be applying the following procedures whether you are just coming to play golf, use the Driving Range, using the professionals services for lessons and club fittings etc.

  • Play will be managed by the professional staff and we ask all players to book their tee times through the BRS booking system
  • The first official Tee Time for Monday to Friday Golf will be 8 am & Saturday – Sunday this will stay at 7 am. This will be reviewed over time. The main gate will be closed and will only open at 7.45 am
  • If you need to access the Professionals Shop please do so by the door at the top of the steps and exit by the door onto the patio
  • Tee time intervals will be kept at 10 minutes initially, however these may increase to longer intervals which will be very much dependant on the golfers and the social distancing rules
  • Tee times will be restricted to 2 players per tee time either with a member of your household or one other person from outside your household while keeping 2 metres apart
  • Please do not gather in groups by the Tee
  • The putting green will be closed until further notice
  • 1 Ball to be played per golfer
  • The clubhouse will remain closed so the only access to toilets will be at the driving range
  • Players are asked to arrive shortly before their tee time (e.g. 10-15 mins before) and change their shoes at the car
  • Stay at your car until 10 minutes before your tee time
  • Please use the overflow car park so that once you have finished your round you can easily get back to your cars and leave immediately
  • Please DO NOT attempt to join up into bigger groups once you have started off the 1st Hole. Professional Staff will be marshalling the course at random times
  • Please DO NOT touch or remove the flag sticks. A hole liner has been inserted into the cup so that you ball does not fall to the bottom of the hole and can be removed without touching the pin
  • All bunker rakes have been removed, please rake the bunkers after use with your foot or club
  • Bins will be left out but could we ask that you don't use these and to take your rubbish away with you
  • The divot boxes will remain on course but with no divot mix
  • Try to avoid using the benches on the course
  • During this initial period there will be No Competition golf.

 

Driving Range Use

  • Please use the sanitiser provided at the ball dispenser
  • Bays will initially be 1 player per bay unless you are with a family member of the same household we will allow 2 per bay
  • Please use the sanitiser provided before & after use for Top Tracer screens and tables
  • Try to avoid picking up the range balls.
  • A one way system will be in force so please do not come back through the Pro Shop & Cafe Bar. You must exit at the top of the range in the end bay turn left and return via the car park by the Buggy Store
  • We will not be hiring equipment out at this time for range visitors

 

Starting PGA Professional Services

  • A maximum of 6 people will be allowed in the Professionals Shop at one time
  • If the maximum number of players are in the shop then please wait until one has left and operate the social distancing measures that i'm sure you have all been doing already
  • Please use the sanitiser provided in the shop when required
  • Please only use contactless payments for purchases
  • Buggies will be 1 person per buggy unless you are family members isolating together
  • Hire trolleys will be used but please ensure that either yourself or a member of staff has sanitised the handles
  • Club fitting will be available and the Professional Staff will ensure that all components are sanitised after use
  • Hand sanitiser will be available to customers before the fitting
  • A strict 2 metre social distance measure must be adhered to between the fitter and the customer
  • Ideally lessons would be best carried out on course however lessons will take place outdoors
  • Some studio coaching will be allowed under the social distance rule
  • Please wash hands before your golf lesson

 

Starting Clubhouse Management

  • The Clubhouse will remain closed until further notice. This will include the changing and toilet facilities
  • Please do not use any of the outside furniture after play
  • Please do not bring your own Alcoholic drinks to the course for consumption after play. This is strictly prohibited

 

Resuming Full Services

Over time the full services of the club and professional staff will resume, it must be noted that there may be certain restrictions in place for some time, such as degree of social distancing , that will necessitate a phased return to full operation.

 

Many Thanks

Simon Lynn


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