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NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

 

Following the State Presidents announcement of a 21-day lockdown, we wish to advise you of the following urgent announcements:

1. The Golf Course and Club House will be closed from midnight on Thursday 26th March and will
    only open on Friday 17th April 2020.

2. The Annual General Meeting normally held in April will be postponed and the new date will be

    communicated to you in due course. We will ensure that 14 days’ notice will be given as per the

    constitution, however, due to the extraordinary situation, we find ourselves in respect to the lockdown,

    we may need to set the new date after the end of April.

3. The Men’s Club Championships will be postponed and new dates for all divisions will be
    communicated to you in due course.

4. All bookings made for games during the lockdown will automatically be cancelled, but all
    bookings made from 17th April 2020 will remain in place unless cancelled by e-mail.

5. Bookings can still be made for golf after 17th April 2020 by using Clubmaster Teesheet.co.za,
    be requested via the website or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6. We will be doing all that we can to maintain the course within the prescribed legislation during
    the lockdown.

7. Finally, although the club will be closed, you can still e-mail us on any of the below e-mail addresses:

• Sandra – Club Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Léta – Golf Co-ordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Daryl – Club Captain – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please all stay safe over this difficult time and let's hope we all come out of this stronger than before.

As legislation changes on a daily basis, George Golf Club will implement the following changes from tomorrow.

FLAGSTICKS

·        Players are requiring to always leave the flagstick in the hole. 

 

HOLE

·        We will be positioning the cup so that a part of it is above the surface. This would

         result in a ball rebounding off the liner/cup rather than falling into the hole.

     In this situation a ball would be considered “holed” if it hits the cup. It is expected

     those players take due care when “holing out” under this interim rule i.e. not

    “bashing” a ball at a hole liner/cup.

·        Hole-in-one While this COVID-19 Rule, regarding the Hole, is in effect a “hole-in-

         one” will not be official (prize cannot be won) but it will count for scoring

         purposes. 

 

BUNKERS

·        The rakes have been removed from the course. Players are requested to smooth

         bunkers using their feet or a club.

·        The following Local Rule will be acceptable for handicap purposes.

·        LOCAL RULE FOR BUNKERS – DUE TO COVID-19

·        When a player’s ball lies in a bunker which has had the rakes removed, the player

         may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball and playing

         from the relief area.

·        Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

·        Size of the Relief Area: One club-length but must not be closer to the hole and

         must remain in the bunker. 

 

PRACTICE FACILITIES

·        All cups will be removed from the putting and chipping greens and will be replaced with

         stakes.

BALL WASHERS

·        All portable ball washers will be removed and signs on the permanent ball washers will

         have signs advising people to NOT USE THE BALL WASHERS.

Important notice for members

1. All competitions will be cancelled with immediate effect until further notice.
2. The Bar will not sell alcohol between 18h00 and 10h00 the next morning on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 13h00 on Sundays and public holidays.
3. The numbers in any confined area will be limited to 50 people (staff included) at a time within a confined space.
4. The Golf Course will remain open for social play.
5. The CLUB DRAW on a Friday night will be suspended until further notice with immediate effect.
6. The Club will still be open and fires will be available for those who would like to braai.
7. The DLR Chicken Run Sundowners this Friday, 20th March, will be postponed to a later date.
8. The St Patrick’s Monthly Mixed Competition sponsored by K1 Quarry has been cancelled for Sunday 22 March.
9. The Annual George vs. Fancourt challenge has been canceled for this year.

Up With Down's had a terrific day with a prize table out of heaven! Make sure to diarize the date next year!

Did you know George Golf Club members receive a 20% discount on all clothing at the George Golf Shop!

Do not miss out on the Augusta Grill Sponsored Members Competition to stand a chance to win a round of golf at the Links GC!

Book now for the St Patrick's Day Monthly Mixed on Sun 22 March 2020! There will be a prize for the Best Dressed!

Congratulations to Tim Courtney for winning the Club Pool A Draw of R5000 on Friday 28 February 2020!

Come and try our mouthwatering Butter Chicken Roti Special at only R65!

Remember to book your ticket for the Captain's Awards Evening on 05 March 2020!