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BOOKING PROTOCOLS UPDATE

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Dear Member,

I hope you are keeping safe and well as we navigate through these uncertain times. We are pleased to announce that we are moving to phase 3 of the return to golf protocol commencing Monday, June 29th.

There is no doubt that this phase presents new challenges and the team are working hard to prepare for these. The Restaurant will re-open, all our summer visitor pre-bookings will be re-confirmed, there will be an easing of restrictions on how venue will operate and we have increased the supply of dedicated Members Tee Times. As always, they will be reviewed weekly and are subject to change.

This phase will see the re-introduction of the following:

  • Increase in Supply of Members Tee Times
  • Slight Change to Go Live Booking Time 12.15pm Thursday
  • Competition Golf & Open Fixtures
  • Visitor & Society Golf
  • Re-Opening of Bar & Restaurant (limited basis)

Our timesheets from the 29th of June to the 5th of July will go live for booking at 12 pm Thursday 25th June

I’d like to thank Members for their co-operation and understanding in these unprecedented times and remind you that if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.

Yours in golf,

Andy Kenny
General Manager
St. Margaret’s Golf & Country Club

IMPORTANT MEMBER TEE TIME ALLOCATION UPDATE

With effect from the weekend commencing 4th July, we will introduce a temporary change to the member tee time allocation at the weekend.

  • Members Times on Saturday Extended to 12 pm
  • Members Times on Sunday Extended to 4 pm
  • Exclusive Times for Members Daily
These adjustments allow us to accommodate the increase in demand on Members times and allow us give everyone the best chance to play. In order to accommodate this, we have had to reschedule a large number of pre-bookings, there are some weeks where it has not been possible to do this and additional times will be added throughout the day to facilitate this.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK?

  • Commencing from Monday 29th June, members will be able to play golf both on a casual and competitive basis.

WHEN CAN I BOOK?

  • Timesheets Open Thursday 25th of June at 12.15 pm
  • Timesheets For Members Guest Booking Open Friday 26th June at 12 pm
  • Timesheets will allow you to book from the 29th of June to the 5th of July Only.
  • Timesheets for Ladies Competitions will go live from Monday 29th June at 12 pm.
  • Booking protocols will be reviewed each Thursday.
HOW DO I BOOK? 
  • Online (Preferred)
  • On The Phone (expect delays)
  • There will be both competition tee-times and casual golf tee-times assigned on BRS. You must book accordingly on BRS based on which type of golf you wish to play.
  • If you book a casual tee time you cannot enter the competition by paying in the pro-shop. This must be done online.
  • Please make sure you have credit on your BRS account prior to competiton booking. 

Members are encouraged to use the online booking facility to arrange tee times. The Golf team will be prioritising the safety of golfers at the club, which could lead to delays in answering calls.

HOW MANY ON THE TIMESHEET?
Under the new GUI protocols, we are restricted to a limited number of golfers each day that can be on the course.

  • Play will be 4 balls in 10-minute intervals only.
  • Play will start at 7:30 am Midweek
  • Play will start at 6:30 am Weekends
COURSE OPENING HOURS
The golf course will operate strict opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 10 pm (gates close 10.10 sharp)
  • Saturday & Sunday 6:30 am to 9 pm (gates close 9.30 sharp)
  • This will be reviewed weekly.
HOW OFTEN CAN I PLAY?
The number of rounds permitted per member per week is as follows:
  • 3 Midweek Games or
  • 2 Midweek Games and 1 Weekend Game
  • These all must be pre-booked. 
  • Play is only permitted from the 1st tee.
  • Please arrive no more than 25 minutes prior to tee time. 

Members who do not follow the guidelines and book more times will have their names removed from the timesheet. New booking protocols will be reviewed weekly.

MEMBER GUESTS
Members are allowed to bring up to three guests to play our Championship Golf Course from 29th June onwards.

  • Guest can play in Casual Booking Times Only
  • Guests can only be booked from Friday 26th June at 12pm
  • Rounds must be booked directly through the pro-shop.
  • Guest names and contact information for contact tracing purposes will be required.

CAN I JUST CALL UP?
No, for contact tracing only members with a confirmed tee time booking will be allowed to enter the golf facility.

CAN I PRACTICE?
Yes, the driving range, chipping and putting greens are all back open. Please note, you are only permitted to arrive 25 minutes prior to your tee time.
  • Golf Balls for the Range will be available for collection in the Golf Shop, the machine will remain out of operation.
  • You must check in to use the Driving Range and provide your contact details.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Modifications will be made to these arrangements as we progress through phase 3. These will be communicated to you directly by email.

We thank all members for their co-operation and hope you are all keeping safe and well.

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