Guidance for the resumption of Golf at oGC
We are delighted to announce that following government guidelines we will be re-opening the clubhouse from the 4th July
Before this can happen a full risk assessment will be carried out and we will be putting in place a number of measures to ensure we adhere to social distancing guidance and keep both you and our staff as safe as possible
Inside the Clubhouse
1 - We will be operating a one-way system for entry and exit to ensure your safety at all times.
3 - We will reduce available tables & chairs inside to ensure 2mtr distancing*
4 - We will initially open 12noon-6pm
5 - When we are busy we would ask that you only remain at your table for a maximum of 1hr
6 - Additional sanitisers will be added to the clubhouse.
7 - Please sit with your 4ball, DO NOT mingle with other groups to ensure the reduced 1mtr+ guideline is met
8 - You will be asked for your name when entering the clubhouse so we can hold records for 21 days as set out in the government guidelines
1 - Tables & chairs will be set up on the patio area*. Please ensure you take your bag/trolley etc to your car prior to taking your table to avoid cluttering up the walkway and again these tables & chairs are reserved for the consumption FOOD & DRINK purchased on-site only
1 - All payment will continue to be cashless
1 - Locker rooms will remain closed initially and be reviewed in due course
2 - Disabled toilet will be open for use by anyone dining inside
Following the recent announcement by govenment and advice from England Golf the updated playing guidelines for golf at Oswestry Golf Club are explained below. Please read carefully.
1. Current arrangments remain in force until close of business next Friday. Golf can then be played in fourballs comprising individuals from the same or different households for all new bookings for play on or after Saturday 6th June . However the following restrictions will apply.
Saturday. Fourballs can play at any time
We have decided to introduce some protected times for smaller group sizes as we have received numerous comments on the enjoyment and benefits of the vastly improved pace of play.
The short time lag in reintroducing fourballs is because our booking system works on a rolling '7 days in advance' and there are very many bookings already in the system
2. Playing restrictions re maximum of 4 rounds (with 2 in the afternoon) will remain in place until Sunday 14th June. However we hope to remove this restriction after this date.
3. All other guidelines pertaining to the playing of the game remain unchanged from those issued ahead of golf's return on 13 May.
4. Please note it is essential that golfers continue to strictly observe social distancing and safety regulations relating to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Oswestry golf club will continue to review its operations regularly with the main focus being the safety and best interests of all members.
Since re-opening on Wednesday, we have been able to gauge a general pattern of use. Play is mainly in 2 balls and this obviously puts pressure on a finite number of tee times. Morning tee times are in extremely high demand with the course very busy until lunchtime / early afternoon. Bookings then tend to become more spaced as the day progresses, but we know some members enjoy these ‘quieter times’ as they still feel vulnerable and do not necessarily want to play in a procession of two balls.
We obviously had to start off cautiously but having reviewed matters we believe we can increase members’ access to the course whilst maintaining safety which must remain of paramount importance. It is also desirable to move some of the pressure away from the mornings and spread play throughout the day. I know the greenstaff will appreciate this as they have their daily routines to perform and are working at reduced manpower. Therefore, the reviewed booking policy outlined below is designed to achieve these aims.
From Friday 15th May – Sunday 17th May members can have a second round of golf providing the tee off time booked for the extra round is after 1pm.
From Monday 18th May members can book three rounds of golf / week (Mon – Sun) but one of these rounds must tee off after 1pm.
All play will remain for members only.
Our main considerations when deciding on tee time allocation is based on safety, fairness and equality of access so we can ALL enjoy playing golf in a safe environment once more.
In line with the announcement from the government and published guidelines we are delighted to be able to re-open Oswestry Golf Club for play from 10:30am on Wednesday 13th May 2020.
Please ensure you read, digest and stick to the rules set out below. Any variance from these rules could lead to disciplinary action for both the individiual and the club. This is your club, if we all work together on this we can all enjoy golf again.
As always, stay safe and enjoy your golf.