COVID-19 Chairmans Update

Chairman's Note - COVID-19 Update 1pm – 30th March 2020
In view of the current circumstances, the Board has approved the formation of our own Garforth Golf Club ‘Cobra Committee’ who will handle the day to day decision making at the club until further notice. This smaller committee will "meet" by conference call on a weekly basis or as necessary.

The members of this committee are:
The Captain
The Chairman
The Treasurer
The Managing Secretary (who will be responsible for all communications to members)
Chair of House
Chair of Greens
Chair of Membership and Marketing
Senior Vice-President

If necessary, the Managing Secretary is able to communicate to all members remotely.

All our actions will be governed by the Directives from the Government and Public Health England (PHE), together with guidance from the R&A and England Golf. In light of this, we ask that all members, staff and visitors familiarise themselves with these directives some of which, if not all, are very relevant to their own health and safety.

Our priorities in the running of the club for the foreseeable future are:

1) The Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all members, visitors and staff.
2) The maintenance of the course, which we hope will be able to reopen in the near future.
3) The preservation of the financial strength of the club. To this end all new capital expenditure has been suspended and we are reducing costs where possible without, hopefully, affecting the golf activities we can offer. We are carefully reviewing offers of Government financial assistance for the leisure industry.

This situation is fluid and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Updates to the policy below will be communicated to members.

Keep strong, keep safe and let's hope we can look forward to returning to normality before too long.

John Knott
Chairman of the Board

• The Clubhouse, Bar and Catering all remain closed until further notice. In the short term the Office will remain open.
Pro Shop
• The Pro Shop is currently closed and all coaching is suspended.
Changing Rooms & Trolley Store
• The Changing rooms and Trolley Store are now closed and secured Future access to these facilities will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
The Course and Practice Facilities
• The Golf Course, Practice Ground and Putting Area are closed in line with Government legislation.
• Any Garforth Golf Club Member found abusing this statement will become subject to disciplinary action.
• The green staff have reviewed their operating procedures and at present continue to maintain the course to the highest standards, without unduly putting any staff members at risk whilst taking account of staff absences resulting from personal circumstances.
• At this time medal and stableford competitions that are scheduled in the Club’s fixture list will be cancelled in chronological order until Government legislation allows play to recommence.
• The entry dates for knockout competitions have been extended and play-by dates will be established when the situation has been clarified.
• Rules for safe competitive play once recommenced will be published at the appropriate time

In the meantime please be responsible, stay home and stay safe.

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