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Up Date 23rd May 2020

Swansea Golf Club Update - 23 May 2020

At last, good news for Swansea Golf Club members, we are able to make the first step back to some level of normality. Although we are unable to use the clubhouse for normal trading, we are able to conduct competitions again, but everyone must abide by the rules. Saturday competitions will recommence from the 30th of May and the Chicken Run has restarted as of 20th of May. The Wednesday Ladies competition will commence at 9.45 as a rolling start.

Conditions of play will be:

  • Social distancing must be observed.
  • Competition will be limited to members only
  • Rolling start times to commence from 10.00am
  • Time sheet will be posted on the notice board near the green fee box.
  • The schedule will be, arrive, pay, play, go home.
  • Winners will be posted on the club website
  • The clubhouse will only be open for registering to play and conveniences. There is to be no congregating in the clubhouse
  • Members will mark their own cards.
  • Treat all bunkers as ground under repair
  • Leave the flagstick in the hole at all times.
  • The use of motorised golf carts by one person only

Report from the President 1st May 2020

Written by President Chris Howell

Hello Members.

A brief update on what is happening at your Club.

We all understand the pressures applied to us during these times of uncertainty in dealing with our day to day change of habits due to Covid19. What is extremely pleasing to see is that at least on this side of the State, people are adhering, monitoring and changing their behaviours to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Our hearts go out to those who may have friends or loved ones who are finding it difficult, but I know that in true fashion, you would be assisting them in any way possible to broach the hurdle.

As you are aware there are restrictions upon the Club and its functions, however the pleasing aspect is that we can still play socially on course so long as the current social distancing rule is applied. At time of writing this, the rule is a maximum of 18 players on our course at any one time, i.e.. A pairing of 2 players per hole. And from my observations, this rule is working very well with those who have participated for practice and exercise.

With anything, there is still the ongoing work that needs to be done to ensure the golf course remains available to members for their enjoyment. Course maintenance has continually been a function completed by a dedicated small band of volunteers and our appreciation to those by all members should be forthright in our minds. The course is looking immaculate at present, what with the recent rains together with weed eradication programs and fertiliser spreading, grass is looking good.

However, with our income revenue streams taking a huge hit due to the restrictions in operations, and the costs associated with continuing course maintenance, including equipment purchases, the Clubs financial balances will be suffering a little, but we do expect that we will see our way clear and still be in a relatively strong position when we are allowed to operate as normal once restrictions subside.

We certainly will have a well-presented golf course that we can all be proud to say we are members.

I must mention a couple of things,

              One of our long-term members recently had her 80th birthday, congratulations Alison D.

              And it is good to see Malcolm up and about again after his recent health scare.

Stay safe everyone, keep in contact by phone, social media or skype with friends and family, even to just say hello.

Cheers for now

Chris Howell

President.    

COVID-19 29th March 2020

Swansea Golf Club Inc.

COVID-19 Update

29th March 2020.

As a result of the ongoing changes to legislation by Federal and State Governments together with directives from Golf Australia concerning the COVID-19 situation, it has been decided Swansea Golf Club will cease all forms of member competition for an undetermined period of time.

 

The President and Committee hope normal activities will return as soon as practical, however the health and interest of the community at large as well as our members must take precedence.

 

Although this decision will not please all, your indulgence is sought. As our email address list does not cover all members, it would be appreciated if this advice could be passed on to all concerned.

 

Please continue to support your club, look after yourself, your family and friends and play your part in slowing the spread of this virus. 

COVID-19

Swansea Golf Club Inc.

COVID-19 Update

24th March 2020

At a special meeting of the General Committee, the following decisions were made.

Until further notice: -

  • The Clubhouse will be closed for all normal member activities.
  • The Clubhouse will not be available for non-essential community activities.
  • Only committee members will have access for administrative purposes.
  • The ladies’ toilet will become unisex and access will be from the external door only.

The course: -

  • The course will remain open to members and visitors who must pursue social distancing, observe Government legislation and recommendations concerning personal hygiene to ensure personal protection, and the health of others. There is to be no sharing of motorised carts.
  • There will be a Saturday competition with a rolling start from 10am to 11.30am. The competition will be at a cost of $5.00 and will not include refreshments, Nearest the Pin or Super Pins. Bunkers will be out of play; Pins are to be left in holes.
  • Wednesday and Friday Chicken Runs will be at the discretion of the regular players.

Future General committee meetings will only be held as required until current health issues are resolved.

If any member has any issues concerning the club and its administration, submit your comment via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak to a committee member.

Please continue to support your club, look after yourself, your family and friends and play your part in slowing the spread of this virus.