Tee-times made available from 8am to 7.50pm daily; 18 holes (but the 6.30pm times onwards can't really complete 18 in time obviously).
For the first 5 days (Wednesday-Sunday), you are only allowed 1 tee-time over those 5 days. Demand will be reviewed after 48 hours, but given that our website crashed when the tee-times went live, I figure it's unlikely there'll be many spare times.
They will then open tee-times up again at 7pm Friday for next Monday-Sunday, number of tee-times per person to be confirmed.
They hope to allow guests after the initial rush dies down.
As we're being limited to joles at the moment I've just swapped over to my carry bag.
Taking a full set out but hardly anything else.
Can't see the point of a trolley for 9 holes unless you're like Fragger
Back to the trolley when we revert to 18.
Booked for a twighlight 17:30 tomorrow. The Haywards Heath GC website was smashed under the sheer weight of numbers but a pal booked for him and me. I haven't swung a club in 8 weeks - it's going to interesting and painful in equal measure. At least I can get back to my outdoors obsession now - bit by bit. Since lockdown I have bought one new electric guitar and £300 of effects pedals...
Our course was in excellent condition as it had been hollow tyned about 2 weeks ago, although the greens were a bit slow. At the end of the game we clinked putters to say thank you to our playing partners, went straight to the car park put our
gear away and went home. It was great to see my golfing buddies again, I think there was 22 of our small golf society there. I thoroughly enjoyed myself to be out and not only playing golf, but getting some exercise. You probably know that our
lockdown here in Spain has been very severe, a lot more than in the UK. As for the golf, well, 26 points, some very poor chipping probably cost me 5 points, but I hit the ball quite well, and surprising my bunker play was very good.
Im down to play again tomorrow and again on Friday, so that is good. Not sure when we will get back to any competitions, but just being out there was like being in paradise. Which it is.
Those of you who can get out there, good luck, enjoy your day, and the moment.
Great to hear. My dad's side of the family are Spanish and live mostly along the South coast from Algeciras down to Marbella. They's had a pretty crappy time of it but are beginning to move around a little. My cousin is head greenkeeper at Valderrama: I'm hoping for a fmaily get-in one of these days
Our club isn't opening, but there isn't an explanation as to why. If I were to guess, I would imagine that it may well be the same answer though - they're not sure how they are going to make a profit with the current restrictions.
They rent off the council, and it isn't cheap, so my guess is that the council gave them a 'rent holiday' until they open up again. If that is the case though, I wonder what the council will think about this move...
That is shocking.
Any club that doesn't open after the lockdown is probably condemning itself to obscurity.
The members have paid their subs & are entitled to be able to play.
I would definitely be asking for a refund of my subs if my club did that & I would join another club.
All clubs are going to suffer a financial shock from this pandemic, only those that stand by their members & do the right thing will survive.