As you all aware we are living in unprecedented times with COVID19 and this means
life is rapidly changing day by day. We as golfers and members must adapt to the
guidelines hourly and daily. Taoiseach and local health minister have both laid out in
stark terms the reality of not adhering to the medical advice provided to
governments, citizens and sport bodies. Club secretary Kevin McCann has and will
continue to send members any updates we receive from GUI / ILGU.
While it is still fine to play our game of golf, our first priority must be social
distancing! To be clear, we aren’t seeing enough evidence of this so far. Examples
include, three / four balls on tees acting as normal and members having
conversations very close to one another. This type of social interaction must change
Remember at all times how this virus spreads by our hands and close contact with
mouth, nose and eyes. Can you please be mindful of this when you are coming into
contact with shared surfaces inside the clubhouse and on the course. We
recommend members wash hands before and after game and where possible use
Specifically, on the course you will notice changes coming into effect. Notably,
bunker rakes will be removed; pins must stay in the hole; avoid benches and shoe
cleaning air guns are no longer in use. Course Convenor, Vincent Agnew will place
signage where appropriate to ensure the health and safety of members. His
reminders are final.
Match Secs, Alastair and Roisin Darragh are going to be coming into contact with
shared objects such as printers, cards, screens and possibly coins. I strongly advise
you are all considerate of these interactions to protect their wellbeing too.
Please follow the below practical steps to reduce the amount of contact:
1. Pens beside competition book will be removed
2. One member of each four ball must bring their own pen with them. This
member will be responsible for signing competition book; marking cards and
inputting scores into computer. This member must wash hands thoroughly
before and after all of the above activities especially touching the screen.
All changes must be followed to comply with guidelines and every member is
responsible for their fellow members’ wellbeing. Club officers are in daily contact with
one another and will adopt policies and procedures extremely quickly as required.
We ask that members understand and appreciate the circumstances we all find