Return to Golf
Following the Government announcement that Scarborough is in Tier 2 of the lockdown restrictions, I am pleased to confirm that the course will re-open on Wednesday 2nd December. Tee times will be available for booking from 6.15pm this evening. When booking tee times, we would ask you to please take into consideration those that are working and therefore only able to play at the weekends, as we have a limited amount of tee times available due to reduced daylight hours and do not want to have to impose restrictions on the number of bookings permitted per week. Visitor bookings will only be accepted on the day from locals in tier 2, subject to tee availability.
At present the Clubhouse will remain closed as households are not permitted to meet indoors and alcohol could only be served with a substantial meal. Access to the locker rooms will be limited to retrieval and storage of clubs only and you should arrive ready for play, no more than 20 minutes before your tee time, to prevent gatherings outside the Clubhouse. A face covering must be worn in the locker room/toilet area unless you are exempt, in accordance with government guidelines.
We will continue to review the restrictions and make adjustments where possible, in line with Government and England Golf guidelines. In the meantime, enjoy your golf, take care and stay safe.
Membership Satisfaction Survey
This survey Information is only available via the members Sign-In which requires password access. Contact the Secretary to obtain the required password.
As many of you will be aware, the current COVID restrictions do not permit us to hold an AGM in the Clubhouse at the present time. Therefore, the AGM scheduled for Thursday 24th September was opened at 7.30pm and immediately adjourned, until such time as restrictions are lifted suffiently for a meeting to take place in more normal circumstances, to allow attendance by members.
In the meantime all elected officers will remain in post. Once circumstances allow, we will re-schedule an AGM and seek nominations for election to Committee in the usual manner.
If there are any issues you would like to raise in the meantime then please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Message from the Captain.
My apologies for this somewhat belated end of Captain’s year report. To be honest I have been struggling to make sense of what has been an unprecedented year for all of us and struggling to put into context how my reflections on the past year at the club should be framed.
Obviously it is impossible to simply concentrate on golf club business when the country has been through and is still going through an apocalyptic time. A time when individuals have suffered personal tragic loss and financial difficulties and, as we head into winter, are faced with the prospect of not much change in these circumstances. However, it is incumbent on me to make my report which will inevitably contain some personal opinion on how I view my year as Captain, but hopefully some practical observations as to what the future might hold for the club.
The first part of my year following the change over night, which now seems a lifetime away and can be viewed with nostalgia for happier times, this time was dominated by my double knee surgery. Although golf was out of the question, I was able with little interruption to fulfill my none playing duties, attending functions, being active in club business through committee meetings and observing from a distance as winter golf continued, as it has always done, with the usual constraints dictated by weather, temporary tees, use of mats etc. Here my thanks go to Andrew Wells our professional for the competitions he ran through the winter which were greatly appreciated by members.
I had taken my first tentative “steps” back on the course in March when the increasing Covid19 pandemic hit us all and we went into national lockdown, which quickly led to the closure of all golf courses in the country. I will not dwell unduly on this frustrating period for all of us but just to give my thanks to Colin and his green staff for the excellent job they did in maintaining the course through this time and which meant that when golf did resume, we were presented with a course that was a pleasure to play.
The return to golf through these last few months has not been without its difficulties. The financial pressures on the club through loss of membership in April have led to measures which I know have not been well received at times and I know that some of these continue. We have managed to secure the club’s immediate future through different financial measure and at this point I would like to thank my fellow committee members for their efforts to continue club business when meetings were difficult and sometimes virtual. I would also like to offer my thanks to our club manager Jo Duck who has had to deal with an increasing work load through Covid19 regulations and with the introduction of new golf initiatives.
I really feel that in recent times there has been an upbeat atmosphere in the club. We have got back to playing golf and if not quite as it once was, then with the resumption of competitions, President’s and Captain’s weekends going ahead, all of which has meant that to some extent things have seemed almost, if not quite, normal. The biggest boost for me has been the condition of the course and the many welcome comments we have received from visitors and through golf week. This can only benefit us in the long term. No one knows for sure what the future will hold but my final thanks go to you the members who have continued to support the club through these difficult times and hopefully will appreciate that we are all looking to move the club forward.
Finally, how will I be judged as your Captain for the past year? That’s not for me to say but I hope that I have been as open as possible with members, have tried to maintain a positive outlook on things and above all maintained a sense of humour. The one good thing is that, if I have made mistakes, I have now got another year to put them right. I know I can rely on your continued support.
Stay safe and well.
England Golf –World Handicap System
In preparation for the transition to the new World Handicap System, can I please draw your attention to the attached Privacy Notice provided by England Golf. This explains what data will be collected in order for them to administer your Handicap, how your data will be used and stored.
If you have any queries relating to the Privacy notice or how your data will be processed then please contact Compliance@englandgolf.org
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hello to you all. We are approaching the end of another golfing season and I hope that you have all enjoyed it despite the strange circumstances surrounding it.
One of the difficulties facing us is that we are unable to have social functions in the clubhouse so have been unable to present prizes to the winners of Presidents Weekend from the end of July. Unfortunately this doesn’t look like changing soon so we have reluctantly had to change our plans.
We have attached a list of the prize winners and vouchers will be available in the Professional’s Shop for anybody lucky enough to be on the list. I am very sorry the prizes need to be distributed this way but hopefully the circumstances making this necessary will improve soon meaning we can get back to a more normal way of life.
Warmest congratulations to all the prize winners and especially to Peter, Debbie and Jack for winning the putters in the Men’s, Ladies and Junior sections.
Thank you to everyone who competed which helped make the weekend so successful.
Finally a big thank you to all members for their support and patience during these past few months. We have all encountered challenges none of us could have predicted at the start of the year but by pulling together we have managed to achieve so much for our club.
Keep well and thank you.
Message from the Captain
As many of you will know, due to various circumstances, I have agreed to continue my Captaincy for a further year. I would normally be giving my annual report at the AGM which, due to Covid19 restrictions, cannot take place at the usual time. I will be sending my report to members through this club email next week on what has been, to say the least, an interesting year.
In the mean to time there are a couple of issues which I need to bring to your attention. There has been a rise in the number of incidents of balls going out of bounds on certain holes and members of the public suffering damage. Holes 3, 6, 13 and 18 have been the main ones. I would remind members that they must report these incidents to the club manager as soon as possible after the round so that claims can be followed up. We are taking steps to try to alleviate these problems namely, moving the third tee further to the right, realigning the medal tee on the sixth and only using the very back tees on the sixth and thirteenth for major competitions. I would ask members to be extra careful on these holes to reduce the need for further action.
The issue of slow play on the course has arisen lately and I would respectfully remind all members, particularly at busy times, that it is the responsibility of each group to keep up with the group in front, spend no more than the allowed three minutes looking for a ball, pick up in Stableford competition where no score is possible and play “ready golf” where it is safe to do so. I appreciate I might be preaching to the converted here but a reminder on these points does us no harm.
It will not be possible to have a prize giving evening this year for the President’s and Captain’s weekend. Rob Newton and I have discussed this and decided to award vouchers to all winning members through the Pro shop. These will be available as soon as possible and the list of winners will be posted in the club house and Pro shop.
Hope those of you playing on Sunday enjoy the competition.
LATEST COVID UPDATE
Please note that with immediate effect Face coverings are required in all areas of the Clubhouse/Locker rooms, except for the purpose of eating/drinking (unless you are exempt in accordance with the government guidance).
It is essential that you provide staff with your name and contact number when asked for contact tracing purposes, as this is now a legal requirement.
With effect from Monday 14th September groups of up to 6 people are permitted to meet indoors or outdoors, but social distancing must be maintained at all times. This is legally enforceable, so please ensure that you do not exceed this restriction in the Clubhouse and surrounding areas, including the putting green and around the first tee.
Locker rooms should only be used for access to the toilets and for storage of Clubs in personal lockers. You should still arrive dressed ready for golf and change shoes etc. in the Car park.
We would ask that you adhere to these changes in the restrictions, as they are there to protect everyone, including yourself.
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Clubhouse re – opening under COVID – 19 Restrictions
Long awaited re-opening of our Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant facilities.
Before you visit please read the addjacent icon link for guidelines carefully as changes have been put in place in order to keep everyone safe. Please be aware that only 2 households are permitted to meet indoors and 6 outdoors, maintaining social distancing at all times.
Please follow these guidelines and stay safe everyone!
We look forward to seeing you all.
Message from the Captain.
My thanks to Pete Kirby and Jill for their help with the barbeque on Sunday which was a great success and my further thanks to the ladies section who supported me through the day – Pam, Eleanor and Ann. Also to members wives Fran and Chris. I am delighted to announce that donations to the Captain’s / Lady Captain’s charity “Blood Cancer UK” made over £460 through members generosity on the Sunday. A fantastic result.
Competition winners will be announced later this week and the prize presentation will be held at a later date. Finally on the weekend, my apologies to members for the somewhat challenging pin position on the 7th. There were 4 twos there which proved it was not impossible, but from our vantage point behind the green it was interesting to watch the varying attempts to play the hole and observe member’s reactions!
Congratulations go to the Rabbits Section for their victory in the Flamborough and District Alliance meeting at the club last Wednesday. They retained the Golden Jubilee Cup and my best wishes go to Colin Spink and his team.
What a fantastic President’s weekend. Many thanks to the 230 or so competitors who played in the various competitions and congratulations to all the prize winners.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions we are unable to have a prize giving evening at the moment but we hope to be able to sort something out later in the year.
Please keep supporting our Club and thank you again.
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