COVID -19 Update as of the 20th May 2020
We hope you are all enjoying your return to golf and having the opportunity to play our great sport even if it means our conversations on the course have to be a little louder to facilitate our social distancing.
We thought we would take this opportunity to provide you with a County update as we have been busy behind the scenes. We recently held our first Executive ‘Zoom’ Meeting and although a little bit manic at times it was a productive meeting and lovely to see everyone as opposed to just hearing a voice on the phone.
Despite a lot of effort, and in response to feedback from our Clubs, the Executive took the decision to cancel the Scratch and Handicap league as well as the Ladies Foursomes event for 2020. We felt that this was the fairest way considering the number of clubs that had indicated a reluctance to participate given the COVID-19 situation. The County Championships and the County Shield have both been rearranged for September, so fingers crossed. To ensure they remain viable we would ask members/clubs to enter these competitions if possible - entry forms are on the website.
All County First and Second Team games have been cancelled so far and it is with sadness that we have decided to cancel the forthcoming EG Midlands North Inter County Championships which was due to be hosted by ourselves at Hinckley Golf Club next month. The good news is that we will host the event in 2021 – something to look forward to.
A decision has been made that the County Management Meeting that was due to be held In July will be cancelled but a document containing a report from each Executive member will be circulated for your perusal and comment and if you wish to raise an issue you will be able to contact the Hon Secretary direct.
Representatives of the Executive Committee have been participating in group calls with representatives from England Golf which has provided us with some up to date information all of which is available to Clubs via the EG website.
England Golf CEO, Jeremy Tomlinson, urged Clubs to use the EG framework “PlaySafe/StaySafe” in conjunction with the Governments Covid-19 Operating Guidance to ensure clubs met the required operating standards moving forward. England Golf also has a great section on the website around FAQ’s which are updated daily – worth a look.
England Golf do recommend that Clubs have their polices and guidelines in relation to Covid-19 in order and available should they be required to evidence adherence to Government requirements.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further help – Play Safe, Stay Safe
Reminder - Please refer to the England Golf Website – FAQ’s are updated daily www.englandgolf.org
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