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News Letter Course at Covid level 2

Club President Report

So here we are down to Alert Level 2 at last, great!

The key differences in moving from Level 3 to Level 2 are, that golf can now be played outside your “bubble” and the NZ Golf handicapping system is live again. However, many restrictions remain in place, and may be there for a month or two. Per the latest NZ Golf advisory received on Tuesday (see attachment), the restrictions are summarised as follows (most as indicated in last week’s newsletter):

  • Golfers will be able to play outside their previous “bubble”;

  • Physical distancing (2 metres encouraged) should be maintained between all staff, players and visitors;

  • An interval of 10 minutes between tee times is recommended;

  • Hygiene, sanitisation and contact tracing procedures (see below) will remain in place;

  • Gatherings will be restricted to a maximum of 100 persons, with no more than 10 persons in any group;

  • Competitions can restart within the gathering size constraints;

  • Booking ahead for tee times is not required (note that bookings made for Thursday 14, Friday 15 May and Saturday 16 May will stand);

  • The clubhouse will be allowed to reopen (see below), but with physical distancing stressed;

  • The amenities blocks will be reopened: please wash your hands before and after play, and use the supplied hand sanitiser;

  • Flagsticks will be back in holes but are not to be touched (our cups will remain upturned for now);

  • Whilst bunker rakes are allowed back