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rosecott

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I’m surprised if any clubs are announcing 4 balls yet when it’s not even been confirmed by EG

I noticed this on the BBC report


No changes were announced to the rules on exercise, playing sport or travel in the prime minister's press conference on Thursday.

There is no longer any limit to the amount of time you can spend outside doing exercise, or in "open-air recreation" like sunbathing in England and, from Friday, in Scotland.

You can play outdoor sports such as golf or tennis with members of your household or with one other person from another household (while maintaining social distance).

Whilst they announced you can meet 6 people there was nothing more about exercise or sport with 6 people?
Yes, my eye fell on this from the BBC website:

"You can play outdoor sports such as golf or tennis with members of your household or with one other person from another household (while maintaining social distance). "

which, to me, means no change - or did the last advice say: "AND with one other person from another household (while maintaining social distance). "

Perhaps the advertised EG statement tomorrow will explain.
 
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Rlburnside

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Yes, my eye fell on this from the BBC website:

"You can play outdoor sports such as golf or tennis with members of your household or with one other person from another household (while maintaining social distance). "

which, to me, means no change - or did the last advice say: "AND with one other person from another household (while maintaining social distance). "

Perhaps the advertised EG statement tomorrow will explain.
Is it not to be same as us in Scotland 3/4 balls allowed but only from 2 households.
 

Fish

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I feel sorry for your set up. Our rolls up still require individual slots to be booked and they are given no special privelege and if another group book a slot in the middle hard luck to the roll up.
What are you on about [again], and why feel sorry for ‘my setup’?

I haven’t mentioned anything about the set up at my club in that post, I’ve simply responded to Larmen who said “hopefully with 3 balls roll ups would start again”, so if you actually took the time to read the post correctly, I’ve inferred that would mean block bookings within the current climate, which I don’t think would happen!

Jeez your hard work at times.....
 
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jim8flog

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What are you on about [again], and why feel sorry for ‘my setup’?

I haven’t mentioned anything about the set up at my club in that post, I’ve simply responded to Larmen who said “hopefully with 3 balls roll ups would start again”, so if you actually took the time to read the post correctly, I’ve inferred that would mean block bookings within the current climate, which I don’t think would happen!

Jeez your hard work at times.....
Sometimes expressing things on websites instead of talking face to face leads to a lack of explanation. I read your post as you disliking block bookings did I misunderstand what what you meant.
 

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Great news ,hopefully people will still use the guidelines sensibly and not takes risks or get complacent the last thing we want is a spike and another shutdown.
Do your bit and pick up people that dont
 

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Spoke to the captain and no imminent decision on competitive play yet. I assume it'll be a case of reviewing how this pans out especially booking availability, pace of play. I can see four hours being the norm again
 
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I've a feeling that some clubs may drag their feet on this and delay the introduction.
Ours stopped taking any more bookings from Friday 5th while they waited for confirmation from EG.
Since course is already pretty booked up from now until thursday 4th, I think they will remain with the booked 2 balls for those interim days.
Gives them a few days to sort out any changes in procedure.

Reading about so many Clubs disregarding EG's guidelines about 10 minutes between tee times makes me wonder what else they are not bothering about.
 

JollyRedDevil

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Our comps (3 ball) and 4 ball social games are starting from Saturday as everything had already been booked up to next Friday.
I have to say I quite liked the 2 ball format. Much faster.

I meant Saturday the 6th.
 
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banjofred

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Yep, 2 balls are faster. But I really haven't liked the brutal desperation of sitting next to the computer waiting till the clock turned 6pm and trying to beat everybody else to a time anywhere near morning a week in advance. If it stayed like this permanently, I don't know if I would keep playing.
 

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Our club has announced there will be a seniors open on the 8th June over 55s only

No other comps scheduled

Bizarre
 
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