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Rlburnside

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If SG say it should be adhered to then yes I can see golf clubs adhering to it. That would be a severe kick in the stones! Hopefully clarification will follow.

Can any of the Irish on here comment on how their clubs are doing this, is it being "enforced" is a blind eye being turned? After all we are still in a pandemic situation. Can't lose sight of that.

The Irish government said their 5km for golf must be strictly enforced , that’s different to what Scottish Golf and the FM are saying.
 

Jacko_G

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The Irish government said their 5km for golf must be strictly enforced , that’s different to what Scottish Golf and the FM are saying.
Again thats not what I'm asking. I was asking how strictly it is being enforced/adhered to. I know what has been said in Ireland and I know what our First Minister has said.

I am more interested in whether clubs are cancelling bookings or stopping members booking tee times etc. Or is a blind eye being turned?
 

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Again thats not what I'm asking. I was asking how strictly it is being enforced/adhered to. I know what has been said in Ireland and I know what our First Minister has said.

I am more interested in whether clubs are cancelling bookings or stopping members booking tee times etc. Or is a blind eye being turned?
No mention of travel distance in the info my club sent out. My guess - turning a blind eye without explicitly stating it.

But, as others said, I think from what the FM is saying that will be OK. However, I think more detailed guidance will be published by the govt ahead of Thursday.
 

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Again thats not what I'm asking. I was asking how strictly it is being enforced/adhered to. I know what has been said in Ireland and I know what our First Minister has said.

I am more interested in whether clubs are cancelling bookings or stopping members booking tee times etc. Or is a blind eye being turned?
I posted a link to a news story from ireland yesterday. Police checking number plates in club car parks (I assume that they are checking against the registered address) and the club had to cancel bookings and block more distant members from booking on BRS
 

Robster59

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Well, we've now been given a number of guidelines
  • The booking system goes live on Monday at 9am
  • Only book one week in advance
  • Asked to play a maximum of twice a week
  • So can only book tee times twice in a week
  • Two balls only
  • Members only, no visitor or guests
  • Report to the pro shop before playing to confirm names of all those playing
  • Clubhouse will remain closed
  • If you need your clubs from the clubhouse arrange to collect them in advance
  • Shoes can be changed in the car park
  • 2 metres distance at all times anywhere on the course or in the car park, pro-shop etc.
  • Pro-shop has put distancing and screening in place
  • Practice area and putting green out of use except putting green can be use immediately before you play
  • Make sure we are displaying our 2020 bag tag (get from the Pro shop)
  • No more than one group on the tee
  • Do not arrive in the car park more than 10-15 minutes before your tee time
  • Minimum 24 hours notice to cancel a booking
  • All bookings will be carefully monitored
That covers the main points
 

bigslice

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Today, in her update, Nicola Sturgeon clearly said that "Five miles is not going to be a strict limit, but it is intended as a guide" when travelling to sports facilitiies.[/QUO
Today, in her update, Nicola Sturgeon clearly said that "Five miles is not going to be a strict limit, but it is intended as a guide" when travelling to sports facilitiies.

I never heard her say that, thought it was to do with visiting family
 
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Well, we've now been given a number of guidelines
  • The booking system goes live on Monday at 9am
  • Only book one week in advance
  • Asked to play a maximum of twice a week
  • So can only book tee times twice in a week
  • Two balls only
  • Members only, no visitor or guests
  • Report to the pro shop before playing to confirm names of all those playing
  • Clubhouse will remain closed
  • If you need your clubs from the clubhouse arrange to collect them in advance
  • Shoes can be changed in the car park
  • 2 metres distance at all times anywhere on the course or in the car park, pro-shop etc.
  • Pro-shop has put distancing and screening in place
  • Practice area and putting green out of use except putting green can be use immediately before you play
  • Make sure we are displaying our 2020 bag tag (get from the Pro shop)
  • No more than one group on the tee
  • Do not arrive in the car park more than 10-15 minutes before your tee time
  • Minimum 24 hours notice to cancel a booking
  • All bookings will be carefully monitored
That covers the main points
Robster is it two balls max only? surely they haven't ruled out playing yourself? Lol.

Also the playing two times max a week is a bit extreme! Disappointed.
 

saving_par

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Robster is it two balls max only? surely they haven't ruled out playing yourself? Lol.

Also the playing two times max a week is a bit extreme! Disappointed.
Initially they are making sure everyone gets an opportunity to play, not just those sitting with fingers poised when the tee times go live.

Once it has been going a few weeks they can look at things with a view to tweaking things a bit. Lets be honest two games is better than non at all!
 
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CliveW

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From the First Minister's update this morning...

"As well as those changes, some non-contact outdoor leisure activities will be allowed to restart from the end of next week - such as golf, tennis, bowls and fishing – croquet as well, as I was asked about in Parliament - subject to appropriate hygiene and physical distancing.

People will be able to travel – preferably by walking or cycling - to a location near their local community for recreation. But here we are asking you to stay fairly local. Five miles will not be a strict limit but it is a guide. We don’t want, in this phase, people congregating at tourist hot spots - because crowds of people – even if they’re trying to socially distance - brings more risk than we judge is safe to take at this time."

The full report can be found here...
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-update-first-ministers-speech-22-2020/
 

Old Skier

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From the First Minister's update this morning...

"As well as those changes, some non-contact outdoor leisure activities will be allowed to restart from the end of next week - such as golf, tennis, bowls and fishing – croquet as well, as I was asked about in Parliament - subject to appropriate hygiene and physical distancing.

People will be able to travel – preferably by walking or cycling - to a location near their local community for recreation. But here we are asking you to stay fairly local. Five miles will not be a strict limit but it is a guide. We don’t want, in this phase, people congregating at tourist hot spots - because crowds of people – even if they’re trying to socially distance - brings more risk than we judge is safe to take at this time."

The full report can be found here...
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-update-first-ministers-speech-22-2020/
Not sure what the mileage bit does really, same infective advice/guide given in England. Apart from schools which finish earlier than in England seems very similar to England.
 
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This year will be all about compromises.
Absolutely and we have all compromised and continue to do so.

Even 3 times a week and not being able to play twice on the same day would be reasonable for reintroducing the game.

Some clubs could see all members playing twice a week and the course being left empty for the remainder of the week.

Just lack of consistency when people can cram into parks and beaches as long and as many times as they want, while you have empty golf courses where it is very easy to socially distance, probably not come into contact with anyone when playing during off peak times.
 

Jacko_G

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Absolutely and we have all compromised and continue to do so.

Even 3 times a week and not being able to play twice on the same day would be reasonable for reintroducing the game.

Some clubs could see all members playing twice a week and the course being left empty for the remainder of the week.

Just lack of consistency when people can cram into parks and beaches as long and as many times as they want, while you have empty golf courses where it is very easy to socially distance, probably not come into contact with anyone when playing during off peak times.
I've not seen anyone cram into a park yet. Your attitude is typical of the selfish golfer image that is portrayed in the press and wider community.

Take it up with your club if you're unhappy. Bleating about it on a two bob forum won't win any prizes or change anything.
 

Robster59

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Robster is it two balls max only? surely they haven't ruled out playing yourself? Lol.

Also the playing two times max a week is a bit extreme! Disappointed.
Billy no mates, that's me :(
I think that they are just going for two for now to see how it goes and then maybe relax it as we go on. Given human nature, and the fact that people could book up slots and then cancel them with 24 hours to go, they want to make sure everyone gets a chance to play. Especially considering it's been so long.
 
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CliveW

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Scottish Golf suggest no more than two households per tee time. Therefore you can have a four ball made up of four persons from one household, or three from one household and one from another, or two from one household and two from another.
 
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