Rodger will have gates open on Sunday between 9am and 10 am so you can check your buggies before Monday from Pres Brent
Today the Ladies Sub Committee met to make arrangements for the playing of golf at Club Banora under the rules of Covid 19. A review will be held after 2 weeks of playing.
At all times whilst at the course you must maintain personal distancing. Please only arrive 10mins before tee off time and follow signage in Pro Shop. No mingling is permitted. Only one person per buggy (married couples or persons living together may share buggy). Please book buggy at pro shop if needed. The gate near the 1st tee will be locked so to access the Island House area you will need to travel around the lake in front of the Club House both ways to and from car park. There is no access across the bridge with carts.
The competition will be single stableford. Mark your own card and tell playing group your score. Please leave card in receptacle near pro shop. Do not put in computer. No pins on course. Winners and rundown on your card. As we cannot hold Presentations no donated Trophys will be used.
You may use Island House for food and drink as per the Covid Rules.
No bubblers or ball washers will be in use on the course.
Toilets will be opened and cleaned regularly.
A Raffle will be held, cost $2 for 5 numbers,pay Barry when you arrive to play. $20 prize for each winner, money on card. Results will appear on the usual Blogg
Special Events monies will be refunded to your members card
Tuesday Tussell will continue to the end of the year.
No Programme Book will be printed at this time. As we settle into playing a notification of games will be posted on Web Site and on notice board.
Entry to main Club will be front door only. You cannot access from the golfers car park end.
You will choose which Area you would like to use. You are not able to transition to another section of the Club once you have chosen. You cannot exit and then try to re-enter to use another section of the Club.
At this time our annual golfing fees are held in obeyance, in time we will receive renewal notices with the necessary adjustment if your fees have fallen due over the past few months.
Our Committee welcomed June McFadden and sadly accepted a resignation advice from Marilyn Burns. When we resume gathering we will acknowledge Marilyns help to our Club. We will have other milestones to celebrate when we again meet.
These are strange times but at least we are back playing golf. We realise that at anytime things can change so we will keep you updated. The management Committee will meet again on 16th June to review the running of the golf.
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President Brenton Mclennan
Vice President Liz Edwards
Mens Captain Kevin Haddrick
Ladies Captain Pauline Ryan
Vets Captain Dave Harrod
Ladies Rep Kaye Mills
Mens Rep Allan Danks
The Committee welcome Allan Danks who has filled the Mens Representative vacancy.Thank you Allan for volunteering.
At present the Club need a Secretary and Treasurer and are calling for nominations to fill these positions.
If interested please contact a Committee Member or email to the Golfcommittee@twintowns.com.au
GOLF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DECISIONS re: CORONAVIRUS
Golf will proceed on Monday 1st June 2020 under the following rules:
AT ALL TIMES A DISTANCE OF 1.5 METRES SHOULD BE KEPT BETWEEN PLAYERS
8 people only to be in the Pro Shop at any one time (including staff).Only two people to use Touch screens at a time keeping distance 1.5 metres apart.
Arrive 10 minutes before Tee Off Time (no mingling).
Buggy Usage ( both Hire & Private) – One player per Cart, 2 in Buggy if from the same Household. Play in Groups of 4
Buggy Hire Costs – 18 Holes = $20, 9 Holes = $10. Limited availability
All games Single Stableford, Mens, Veterans and Ladies.
NEW LOCAL RULES:
1. All Rakes will be removed from Bunkers. Preferred Lies of 30cm allowed. Area may be smoothed with foot or club.
2. Flag stick is NOT to be removed from hole.
3. Men – Mark your own card and confirm your score with a member of your group as you play the course. On completion of the round, enter your score in the Touch Screen put card in Blue Bin in Pro Shop.
4. Ladies mark your own card and confirm your score with a member of your group. Dont enter results in computer and place card in Bin provided.
All Bubblers and Ball Washers out of use.
Toilets 2nd and 6th and Island House opened and cleaned regularly.
Island House opened with Food and beverage as per NSW Government Regulations. Table Service and Takeaway.
ALL REGULAR BOOKINGS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING. NEW BOOKINGS OPENED 27/5/2020 FOR GOLF GAMES COMMENCING MONDAY 1ST JUNE 2020.
Please remember no matter what your personal view on the current situation the Committee and Staff has the best interest of our members and guest in mind when making these decisions. At all times members and guest should make every effort to conduct themselves in a hygienic manner when visiting the club. Over the coming months we will be doing everything we can to get through this tough time. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. We will keep you up to date of any future changes.
On Friday 15/05/20, Captain Kevin Haddrick and President Brent McLennan met with TTSC Chairman Michael Fraser and CEO Rob Smith to discuss the current and future possibilities of reopening the course for play.
Members of the committee have been working on this issue for some time and like most members, we felt the major concerns were the enforcing of the isolation rules and the maintaining of the course facilities to the COVID 19 standards. To this extent we were fully prepared to submit a plan to overcome those concerns by taking on those responsibilities ourselves.
We had plans for the course setups, volunteers to act as Marshalls, for policing the COVID rules of separation, play and cleaning. We were quietly confident in our plans to get us back on the course.
The one thing we hadn’t allowed for was the financial cost to TTSC, that opening any of our sporting venues would entail.
We hope that it can be appreciated that TTSC is currently running at a huge financial loss each month under the COVID government regulations. This loss is being incurred despite many expenses being on hold. The following is an extract from follow-up correspondence sent by the chairman.
“Despite setting aside, minimising or deferring all manner of contracts such as rates, insurance, cleaning, advertising, buses, system servicing (for example air conditioning, fridges, gas cookers, plumbing), IT systems and so on, every month closed remains a massive drain on cash reserves. We’ve stood down 313 staff but have still had to fund Job Keeper, employees drawing down heavily on leave entitlements and meeting those payments that could not be stopped during these times. Sadly 80 staff members were not eligible for any support other than unemployment.
The Club is a large concern with very high embedded costs and turning off services and agreements has taken time. While it will take time to reopen again, the same cannot be said for most costs which will be immediate.”
The Job Keeper funding from the government is currently running at least a month behind real times and TTSC carries that expense until refunded.
The small amount of income generated by the reopening of sporting clubs such as Golf, Tennis, Bowls and Swimming would not only not cover expenses but cause added financial imposts to an already precarious situation.
The board of TTSC is therefore restricted to keeping everything in hibernation until TTSC can reopen as an operating, functional concern to ensure a financial income to at least meet operating costs. Therefore, all of TTSC sporting and other venues will remain inactive until government regulations are lifted, allowing clubs to function to a profitable degree.
Both the Board and the Golf Executive are aware of our members’ frustration in these trying times and can ensure all, that every effort is being made to get life back to at least some form of normality as quickly as possible.
We trust this information is enlightening and explains the current situation more clearly.
On behalf of all the Committee, hoping to see you all out there soon.
Brent McLennan (President)
Here we are at the start of another month of COVID 19. I trust you are all well and
maintaining your sense of humour. I personally, still do not know of anyone who has or had
the virus and I hope that will be the case when this all comes to an end.
Although we are still not rubbing shoulders, we are starting to see some relaxation to the
constraints we had earlier. One can only hope this will create a light at the end of the tunnel.
As we are an internal club tied to Twin Towns Services Club (TTSC) and with the start of a
new month, I contacted Rod Pain to ask the question concerning resumption of play at Golf
With all clubs, hotels etc, still in isolation, the staff employed by TTSC and its ability to
operate to the expected professional levels are also affected. One outcome of this is TTSC’s
inability to ensure the health and welfare of its members.
Because of this, the decision to not reopen the course at this time, still remains in place.
On a brighter note, TTSC are in the process of planning for the lifting of the clubs, pubs etc
So, when the go ahead is given, we will be straight back into it. Let us hope that is sooner
rather than later.
In the meantime, look after yourselves and remember you haven’t done anything to your
See you out there.
Brent McLennan (President)