Please take time to look at the following 2 items, the first from our Captain, regarding the day at Elton Furze on 10th September and the second is an offer from our resident Professional, Austin Curtis.
From Bob: For all those that have indicated and I have confirmed with them that they are coming to Elton Furze on Thursday 10th September 2020 I need £30 a head which covers the golf, refreshments and prizes for the day (24 players).
I will be at the club next Tuesday 1st September 2020 playing in the Tom Little Cup for those that want to see me then.
I am currently trying to locate all the Trophy’s presented at Captains Day last year. Can they be returned to me in good time for the 6th October 2020 and please have them engraved.
SHARNBROOK autumn / winter SENIOR 50+coaching
The more that sign up the less you pay
It’s for 3 months to begin but can be extended for an extra 3 months
Every other Wednesday and Friday
10-30-11-30am at Rushden Golf Range
So you can attend 4 sessions per month maximum
So here’s the best bit !!
THE DISCOUNT FOR NUMBERS
2-6 sign up £34.95 each Per month
7-12 sign up £29.95 each Per month
Over 12 sign up £24.95 each Per month
So get yourself and all your friends to join in the fun and informative coaching sessions specially formatted for the over 50s !!
( range balls not included)
Contact AUSTIN CURTIS PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL
PGA Golf Professional
Austin Curtis Golf Academy
Located at Rushden Golf Range & Sharnbrook GC
First: a message to all from Captain Bob, referencing the away day at Elton Furze:
The response for the away day at Elton Furze has been absolutely brilliant.
I have 24 names and want to limit it to this number as 6 x 4 balls.
Thanks everyone for responding, and those that missed out this time will have another opportunity very soon.
Second: a message from John Greevy
England Golf Prize Draw for new members, or for current members who have recruited someone to join our Club since May 2020.
If you are a new member of the Golf Club, having joined since May 2020, or if you are an existing member who has referred a friend to join our club since May 2020, then England Golf have created an incentive to say thanks! Just use the link below to submit your details to be entered into the prize draw.
The Grand Prize
Four Country Memberships at Woodhall Spa Golf Club for you and three friends
And the membership induction experience:
a four-ball on the Hotchkin (ranked the 54th best course in the world),
a four-ball on the Bracken
a two-hour group clinic at the National Golf Centre
an overnight stay with bed and breakfast
Also available to win:
10 pairs of tickets for the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club
six pairs of adidas Code Chaos Golf Shoes,
24 dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
The prize draw closes on 30 October 2020 and winners will be announced in early November.
A reminder to all regarding the closure of the course to social golfers on Sunday 12th July until 12.00, as there is a Club Medal event being played that morning and the Covid-19 rules for spacing will mean that we would (or might) be breaching the ‘play safe, stay safe’ guidelines if more than the anticipated maximum number of 28 were to be on the course. The first tee time available on Sunday 12th July, for anyone not playing in this event, is 12.00. This event is important in 2 ways: it is the first club competition since ‘before the flood’, and; it is a trial run for the new Club V1 system that SGC has introduced recently. Fingers crossed!
Maurice Thorp informs me ‘that score cards will soon be available from a box fixed to the cabin next to the 1st tee’.
The situation regarding bunkers at SGC currently, is still that you play your ball as it lies (unless you can have some form of allowable relief, of course). The Course Committee have been approached regarding the issue of footmarks and the repair thereof, given the absence of rakes. The guidance remains that you should try to make good the surface of the bunker as well,as you can, using a club head or your foot. Please try to smooth out your divot scrapes and footmarks.
There are a substantial number of new members now: if you see someone on the course that you feel may be a new recruit, make yourself known to them in as friendly a manner as you can manage and welcome them to SGC.
Colin Hook has asked that the following be communicated to all members, especially those wishing to play in competitions.
All members need to set up the HowDidido (HDID) app on their phone/tablet/laptop/PC. Future communications will be promulgated via this medium.
There will be a Club Medal on Sunday 12th July.
As a result of the play safe, stay safe rules, this will mean that the course will be closed to all except those playing in the competition between 07.30 and 12.00 on Sunday 12th.
Entry can be via- HowDidIdo App
– HowDidIdo Website
– Notification to CH on firstname.lastname@example.org
Start time and playing partners will be via random draw
Draw will be made as soon as the 28 playing spots are filled and will then be confirmed to all players.
Start times every 15 mins from 07.30 to 09.00
Players will need to sign in via HDID ideally before starting to play
Mark your own card and add scores for one other playing partner to allow score verification
Scores can be entered via HDID after play is finished or handed to CH to add via ClubV1.
£3 entry fee. Colin has the entry money carried over from April for 12 members Results: Results will then be published via HDID.
Prizes will be distributed to the lucky winners at next opportunity.
Handicaps: As this is set-up as a Qualifying competition, it means that handicap adjustments will take place automatically. Players can then view their new handicap via HDID.
Under current playing conditions, each player must hole out such that their ball finishes in the cup. Ricochets where the ball ‘may have gone in’ will not count for qualifying purposes.
Sharnbrook Golf Club Clarion No 6 for May 2020
As all of you will be aware, the Government has now issued some ‘clear’ guidelines as to how and when golf courses can potentially be re-opened for play. The main point of these guidelines is that golf courses can open again as of this Wednesday (13th) as long as certain strict criteria are met by the respective clubs and courses.
Your Committee has had an ad-hoc meeting this morning to bring together a set of rules that will apply to Sharnbrook G C until further notice and which absolutely must be adhered to by all if they wish to use the course. I have included a copy of these rules for your attention below. These rules are non-negotiable if we wish to open and stay open.
Whilst every effort is being made to try to get the course open for Wednesday, this decision will ultimately be made by Unilever. The Committee are in the process of presenting their framework for re-opening to those concerned within Unilever. Clearly, no final statement as to when the course will actually open will be made until their decision has been communicated to the Committee. Collective fingers are crossed that it will be possible to open on Wednesday.
The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the substantial number of members that have shown their ongoing faith and confidence in the club by paying their membership fees.
Watch this space!
PLAY SAFE STAY SAFE
In line with the ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ framework issued to golf clubs by England Golf for the resumption of play following the release from COVID 19 lockdown, the Sharnbrook Golf Club committee require all members to adhere to the following rules: –
For the initial start-up period green-fee paying guests will only be accepted by prior arrangement with, and payment to, the Treasurer.
The cabin will remain locked and there will be no access during the initial start-up period.
Upon arrival cars should be parked away from other vehicles wherever possible.
All players must respect the 2 metre social distancing rules at all times whilst in the car park and on the course.
Wherever possible players should seek to hand sanitise prior to the start of play and again after play.
The following groupings will be permitted upon resumption of play:
Individuals playing golf on their own
Two-balls comprising of individuals from the same household or from different households
On the course additional concentration should be applied around tees & greens to ensure compliance with the 2 metre distancing rules.
During busier playing times:
players should use their discretion and common sense as to whether to play 9 or 18 holes.
where there are other players waiting to tee off and start play, then extra vigilance should be applied to respect the 2 metre distancing rules.
Buggy users must wear gloves when handling the padlocks and chains on the gates.
Please DO NOT touch any fixed surfaces, including the flag sticks, ball washers, benches, stakes or the bell, at any point during play.
Please leave the flag sticks in the hole at all times & do not touch
Please repair or tidy the sand in bunkers using your club or feet only. Rakes will not be available during this period.
To avoid any risk from the touching of stiles or fences then the retrieval of balls from adjacent fields should be avoided during this period.
Please do not approach members of the grounds staff during this period.
After play please do not shake hands.
Please clean and tidy away all clubs and equipment and leave the premises as soon as possible after play.
The clubhouse will remain locked and there will be no access to the clubhouse facilities, including the toilets, either before or after play.
During this period the grounds staff will be monitoring members for compliance with these rules. Any sustained observations of non-compliance could risk re-closure of the golf course.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sharnbrook Golf Club