Royal Winchester GC – November 4th
Winchester will be a standard Stableford event and the final event for this years trophies, the Autumn Salver and Ice Bucket, the Quarter Century and the Henderson. It will also be the 21st holding of the Captain vs Presidents team event , decided by points scores recorded by Peter’s team, mainly of ex captains and Terry’s team . More on this on the day!
Organisation for the day
The usual full English breakfast will be served one hour before the groups tee time . The tee is booked from 10.30. There will be a one course dinner including a drink. Should you need a buggy(solo use) please indicate on your booking form as Terry will need to organise with the professional. Please note there are six available. When entering please use your current handicap. We will introduce the new handicapping WHS system in 2021. Finally, for those entering please make a note to pay the entry fee on October 28th(not before) in case further restrictions are announced.
When you arrive at the club for coffee you will need to sit with the group that you are playing with and somebody will serve you. The same will apply when you have finished playing. Please sit in the dining area with your playing partners, and your drinks order will be taken. To ensure the organisation for the day works well please play your round in good order, play provisionals where necessary, no walking back to play another ball, and no letting groups through. The tee slots are are at 10 minute intervals. The locker room is open for changing shoes and a change of clothing after play but the showers are not available.
Whilst I am sure everyone will be wanting breakfast and to stay for the one course dinner please see below the pricing for anyone not wanting to stay. When booking please indicate whether you want breakfast and are staying for dinner.
To help with the organisation of the day we are asking you to book early .
If you have not paid your subs for this year and you wish to play please pay the reduced amount of £10. Please pay the £10 sub as a separate payment and not with your event fee. For those who have already paid their £20 sub a credit of £10 will be carried forward to your 2021 sub.
- Stay 1+ metre apart, preferably 2 metres, at all times. No handshakes.
- No raking bunkers – preferred lies in bunkers.
- No handling the flagstick – gimmies of 12 inches.
- Players can support the flagstick with a club if need be, to centre it and hold it upright while another player putts.
- Arrive at the 1st tee just in time for your tee time, not before.
- Arrive no more than 60 minutes before tee time.
- No swapping of scorecards. Mark your own cards and agree your score with one nominated fellow player.
- Recommended you bring hand sanitiser.
- Obey any clubhouse rules of the venue.
- Locker room is open for use
- Showers – not available
- Option for people to avoid lunch.. .
- It is planned to give prize giving on the day
England Golf Update After Government Covid-19 Regulations Change – 10 September 2020
England Golf says that the sport can continue next week, with a few precautions, after the government announced that groups must not exceed six people whilst socialising.
Golf can continue to be played but groups of more than six people, e.g. societies and roll ups, must remain in separate groups of under six people.
This means that larger groups should stay in smaller groups and not mix with others, with England Golf advising organisers to take special care in ensuring that different groupings do not merge.
The news won’t make too much of a difference to how clubs are already operating, although large society groups and groups on golf breaks will have to make some adjustments.
“From Monday 14th September, competitive and social golf can continue to be played in accordance with our existing ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ guidelines provided on course groupings do not exceed the new legal limit of six people,” England Golf said in a statement.
“Clubhouses may continue to accommodate multiple social groups provided each individual group is no larger than six people. Individual groups should not join up with others to form gatherings of more than six people and everyone must continue to follow government regulations on social distancing and sanitisation.
“Society and team event organisers should take special care to ensure different groups of up to six people from within their party do not merge to form larger groups before, during or after the round. Travel to and from golf venues should continue to be in accordance with government regulations.
Follow this link to read the England Golf Official Statement