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being part of priority group 8, my forecast is that I'll get called up sometime in April to receive my vaccination....June/July for the 2nd shot. Given the Moray Open is mid July I'm hoping things will be a tad more relaxed by then.
If it's that late then the government should hang it's head in shame. I'm (same group) expecting to be done early March, then will be phoning as much as possible to get a no shows jab.
 
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On topic. I've spend an hours scouring for suitable ones to play in. I notice Beau thingy is Booked up. As are a few others. Any booked for April might not go ahead, I reckon. May should be ok,
 

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If it's that late then the government should hang it's head in shame. I'm (same group) expecting to be done early March, then will be phoning as much as possible to get a no shows jab.
On what basis are you expecting to be done early March?

The current stated aim is the top 4 groups by mid February.
 
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Based on how Covid is doing, it's very optimistic booking comps for around Easter time. There must be a very good chance that they won't go ahead.

I usually play around 15 opens a year but no point booking anything just now, things still too uncertain for me.
The only thing is. If you don’t book now. You won’t get to play a lot of them. Events I’ll often enter just before, are already filling up.
 
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The only thing is. If you don’t book now. You won’t get to play a lot of them. Events I’ll often enter just before, are already filling up.
Bearing in mind how much hassle I had getting my cash back from several venues last season (deffo a minority but still multiple venues) I'll still pass.

If there are places left in any good comps in the 2nd half of the year when things should be clearer, all good. If not, there is always 2022.
 
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Bearing in mind how much hassle I had getting my cash back from several venues last season (deffo a minority but still multiple venues) I'll still pass.

If there are places left in any good comps in the 2nd half of the year when things should be clearer, all good. If not, there is always 2022.
I had exactly the opposite re refunds especially some of the relly helpful Scottish clubs.eg. lundin Links, Monifieth, Panmure. Fairmont St Andrews, Silloth, Downfield to name a few. They all could have not been more helpful
 
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Me and daviemac are in for the Dumbarnie 2’s aswell, 18holes each on Dumbarnie and Gleneagles Kings in a pairs comp 1st weekend in April. Hopefully we’ll get to go but it’s looking bleak to say the least.
Stu..
Just wondered whether there are any 36 holes in a day at Murca. Was undecided when I saw your post but body will not stand 36 in a day and booked Royal Dt Davids and Aberdovey instead in July
 

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The opens we've entered are 18 holes each day. I can't be bothered with 36 holers myself.
Only 36 hole open I've played in was at Princes years ago. Full of scratch golfers waiting for the greens to clear on 400 yard par 4's. First round took over 5 hours, I walked off after 9 holes in the evening. Seen more movement in a glass eye.....
 
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If it's that late then the government should hang it's head in shame. I'm (same group) expecting to be done early March, then will be phoning as much as possible to get a no shows jab.
All I've done is extrapolated the 2 million a week target to get to the 20-23 million cumulative total that would represent when those in Tier 8 are called up....taking into account the 2.4 million that have already received their first jab that works out at 9-10 weeks time...that puts us end of March....given that targets are rarely met...add another 2-4 weeks to get a realistic idea.
 
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Only 36 hole open I've played in was at Princes years ago. Full of scratch golfers waiting for the greens to clear on 400 yard par 4's. First round took over 5 hours, I walked off after 9 holes in the evening. Seen more movement in a glass eye.....
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I can't concentrate for 36 holes so I tend not to play but I will make the exception at times. If I think it's going to be painfully slow then it's a no no.
 
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On what basis are you expecting to be done early March?

The current stated aim is the top 4 groups by mid February.
I'm in group 8. I'm hoping that things will be in full swing and fully organised by the time they;'ve done the first four groups, so the next lot will be quicker. Nightinggales shop have opened up to vaccinate.

BE POSITIVE !!!!
 
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All I've done is extrapolated the 2 million a week target to get to the 20-23 million cumulative total that would represent when those in Tier 8 are called up....taking into account the 2.4 million that have already received their first jab that works out at 9-10 weeks time...that puts us end of March....given that targets are rarely met...add another 2-4 weeks to get a realistic idea.
See above. I'm hoping the British skill for organisation is still inherent in the population.
 
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