COVID 19 Update

Members of Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club

Due to the ever-changing circumstances, our newsletters regarding Coronavirus guidelines to members will be updated on daily/weekly basis dependent on the urgency of the changes

On Wednesday morning we received another email from GOLF NSW with their most recent amended guidelines. We held an emergency Board discussion via email late yesterday and the following matters were agreed upon.

These measures are applicable as of Saturday 4th April 2020

  1. The course will only be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.The course will be closed to all golfers including our members on Mondays, Fridays & Sundays.

  2. We will recommence competition golf commencing this coming Saturday for members only. This is so that we have control of players’ names on the course on any given day so that if there was a member diagnosed with Corona Virus we will be able to advise the Health Authorities who was at the Club when that person was playing. Let’s hope that NEVER happens.

  3. The groups will be comprised of 2 golfers in order to comply with legislation from the Federal Government. The Competition Fee on all 4 days will be $16 per round.

  4. The Pro Shop is in the process of developing time sheets so that you can book online. Hopefully this facility will be available later today. Please try and avoid contacting the Pro shop unless it is absolutely necessary. As you might imagine they have getting bombarded with phone calls every day for the last fortnight.

  5. For those who want to play socially on these four days you can do so at the completion of the competition. You must book in via the Pro shop should you wish to play socially, not simply turn up. If you do play socially please ensure you enter your names on the daily sheet provided and you must play in groups of 2 ONLY. This is essential! Please take serious note as these rules are now being policed and there are heavy fines for those caught flouting the government guidelines. The Club WILL NOT be held liable if you are caught on the course playing as a 3 or 4 and indeed if you do not keep your 2m distance from your fellow golfer.

  6. The Pro Shop will be open whilst golf competition operations are allowed to continue BUT you must use the external steps now provided and avoid entering the Pro shop. If you need to talk to the shop about equipment, then talk to Greg or Peta via the window access and make particular arrangements with him or her. You can buy balls, drinks and small items via that window access. PLEASE USE PAY WAVE to avoid the handling of cash.

  7. Current guidelines indicate that over 70’s should stay indoors. We are not disregarding this advice, but we believe this is your personal decision whether you play or not.

  8. At the completion of your round of golf please put your score cards in the box located on the veranda leading into the Pro shop and then leave the golf course and head home safely. Do not congregate outside the Clubhouse as this intervenes the social distancing requirements as outlined by the Government.

  9. Food will be available, but it will be on a takeaway basis only. Where possible can you pre-order prior to hitting off. If ordering after 9 hoes or at the completion of your round go to the Café counter and request what you need, and you will be told if she can provide that for you. There will be a restricted availability with no plates/cutlery. Having ordered you must leave the Club and wait outside to be advised when your food is ready. Demand will see how often or long this service can continue.

NOW…………..THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL SPATIAL/SOCIAL DISTANCING REGULATIONS.

Golfing members have been given the new on course local rules, please use them. In particular take note of the following:

• MARK YOUR OWN CARD.
• DO NOT GIVE YOU CARD TO A FELLOW GOLFER.
• PLACE YOUR COMPLETED CARD IN THE BOX PROVIDED ON THE VERANDAH OUTSIDE THE PRO SHOP. THE PRO SHOP WILL ENTER YOUR SCORE.
• STAND 2 METRES AWAY FROM YOUR FELLOW MEMBER AT ALL TIMES.
• THERE ARE NOW FINES BY GOVERNMENT AND THE POLICE ARE NOW ENGAGED IN RANDOMLY MAKING SURE PEOPLE IN GENERAL FOLLOW THESE RULES.

Follow our rules and maybe we can stay open longer. If we find members continually ignoring our rules, we may have to close the club all together. We are doing our best to keep track of day to day changes.

PLAY PER THE ABOVE AND ALLOW US TO TRY AND KEEP YOU AS SAFE AS WE CAN.

Please feel free to email the Hon Sec on sec.shgolfclub@outlook.com to ask any questions or express any concerns.

PLEASE DO NOT USE shgolfclub2@bigpond.com This is a Pro Shop ONLY email address

Board of Directors 2nd April 2020