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IanMcC

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6 tee times an hour on each 9 is 12 tee times an hour, 12 hours of start times is 144???
That is truly neat, and I admire the maths. I suspect true social distancing may be an issue at the 10th tee with 10 minute intervals on both nines, however. I hope I'm wrong and it all works out. Also well done on having the pro shop manned and course monitors present for 12 hours solid. We would love to have that luxury.
 

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Great round today with course in fine condition though the greens were covered in seed-heads as they don't want to stress the grasses especially with frost around presently.
I played Par/Bogey & lost by 3 on the front but by just 2 on the back....... more than satisfactory & no injuries so I'll be back again this Fri & Sat. :):)
 

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That is truly neat, and I admire the maths. I suspect true social distancing may be an issue at the 10th tee with 10 minute intervals on both nines, however. I hope I'm wrong and it all works out. Also well done on having the pro shop manned and course monitors present for 12 hours solid. We would love to have that luxury.
He can only play 9 holes. Front or back. No coming together of the groups.
 

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That is truly neat, and I admire the maths. I suspect true social distancing may be an issue at the 10th tee with 10 minute intervals on both nines, however. I hope I'm wrong and it all works out. Also well done on having the pro shop manned and course monitors present for 12 hours solid. We would love to have that luxury.

im only guessing, Imurg will no doubt correct

albeit did see my old course were booking from 5am!!!!!!!, 9 holes starting off 1 (on the hour and every ten mins) or 10 (at 5 past the hour and every ten mins) so expect they had more than that available

feel for my old mate who had to open up and be in the shop before 5am!!!!!!
 

IanMcC

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I suppose I am only jealous of the 144 tee times . In Wales, because of our dopey government, our 2 balls can only be with people from the same household. I know, mental! So most of our 56 tee times, 0800 till 1900 at 12 minute intervals, will be 1 balls. We have set casual golf access down to 2 days prior to have some sort of control, but it will still be daft. At least we can do 18 holes though. I truly hope the Welsh Assembly reverse this crazy rule soon.
 

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By the third hole the two two-balls in front of us had joined up to become a four ball. Then they separated on the 18th so it would look like they’d stayed as two balls the whole way around. Morons.
That must of held everybody up behind in two balls.
Was anything said to them?
They need reporting and banning
 

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That must of held everybody up behind in two balls.
Was anything said to them?
They need reporting and banning
We didn’t approach them - the people behind us were basically beginners so we let the group in front get ahead while we practiced putting and we had a quiet round. I told the shop afterwards but it’s just a small turn up and pay on the door course so I doubt they’ll do anything.
 

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after the last month of using a net, had my first go on grass today only pitches and chips, everyone thinned into the bushes at the back, not looking forward to a game as much as i was:censored:
 

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That is truly neat, and I admire the maths. I suspect true social distancing may be an issue at the 10th tee with 10 minute intervals on both nines, however. I hope I'm wrong and it all works out. Also well done on having the pro shop manned and course monitors present for 12 hours solid. We would love to have that luxury.
Worked fine at mine .
No marshals ,just members with common sense.
 

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Worked fine at mine .
No marshals ,just members with common sense.
Agree that a marshal isn't a necessary if members can be relied upon to act accordingly. However as highlighted on here where a group played as a fourball that perhaps isn't going to always be the case. I understand our steward is marshalling as he can't work behind the bar (and so assume isn't required to be furloughed and paid for the hours worked) and wants to give something and be busy. That all said, I am sure the members of most clubs will get use to being in pairs and anyone not abiding will get outed to the powers withing a club.
 

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Agree that a marshal isn't a necessary if members can be relied upon to act accordingly. However as highlighted on here where a group played as a fourball that perhaps isn't going to always be the case. I understand our steward is marshalling as he can't work behind the bar (and so assume isn't required to be furloughed and paid for the hours worked) and wants to give something and be busy. That all said, I am sure the members of most clubs will get use to being in pairs and anyone not abiding will get outed to the powers withing a club.
It’s incredible the stupidly of some people or arrogance more like.
On the first day back doing this.
But not a members club what can they do.
 

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It’s incredible the stupidly of some people or arrogance more like.
On the first day back doing this.
But not a members club what can they do.
I get that and so as rule abiding golfers perhaps even more annoying knowing nothing will get done. I am sure if (and I don't think it will with a marshal zipping about) it did, members would report it to the GM and I'd hope the club would take a firm stance. I really can't see any logical reason to flout the rules so blatantly as a four ball amongst pairs must stand out like a sore thumb
 

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We didn’t approach them - the people behind us were basically beginners so we let the group in front get ahead while we practiced putting and we had a quiet round. I told the shop afterwards but it’s just a small turn up and pay on the door course so I doubt they’ll do anything.
100% you should have phoned the shop on the 3rd hole.
 

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Thanks for the reply, he has no underlying health conditions. I'm inclined to play but my brother thinks it's a bad idea which potentially creates a conflict in itself. It's certainly not an easy decision. I know he's playing with a friend tomorrow or Friday anyway.
You have to be convinced that the club has done everything possible to minimise any risk. I have been involved in the planning for restarting golf and I have nothing but admiration for the final arrangements that were put in place.
 

IanMcC

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Worked fine at mine .
No marshals ,just members with common sense.
Congratulations. You must have a remarkable membership!
Our stewarding is mostly needed, we feel, for the safety of the public, who used the course to walk in their exercise hour in the pre golfing days! (Absolutely no vandalism, btw.)
I can only hope our membership is as squeaky clean as yours.
 
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