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News Letter

Club President Report

Well, our reopening on Tuesday went very well: players checked in with huge smiles on their faces – until they learnt their new WHS course handicaps, that is!

As handicapper Robert Butler indicated a couple of weeks ago, a reduction of four shots makes it a very good round if you can score 36 Stableford points playing to your new course handicap!

We have had about 100 players take advantage of the great weather on our first three days back, and I would like to thank them all for their patience as we bedded down our important player movement and registration procedures. Thanks also to our supervisor team who are putting in the hours keeping the Club compliant with NZ Golf’s directives for reopening and managing player arrivals.

Just one point, I would ask members to ensure their playing bubble complies with Level 3 guidelines, as it is not realistic for supervisors to play the role of policeman on this and individuals must play their part. Remember, the Taranaki region was looking good with no Covid-19 virus cases for almost four weeks, but that has changed over the last few days and we must not become complacent.We established a small team from the committee who worked hard in preparing for our reopening – many thanks to David Butler, John & Marie Rayner, Jim Newlove, Jody Bound and Robin Broadmore for their time and effort over the last week or so making sure our processes and procedures were in place.And again, thanks to our course team of Paul Fairhurst and David Soffe for having the course, and in particular the greens, in surprisingly good condition at short notice.

ALERT 3 Golf Requirements

Our course will be open preferentially to members, with un-booked green fees players being allotted spare tee times where available;

To assist in managing logistics of restricted play, we have decided our course will open for play at 9am each day, with last tee-off time of 4pm;

Tee times must be booked to avoid congregations in the carpark and around