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COVID-19 on-course procedure and local rules

Trentham Golf Club has to conform to the amended Government regulations for golf course play.

The clubhouse is closed.

Attendance of members and guests

  • If a member is showing any flu-like symptoms they must stay away from the club completely. You should get tested immediately.

Before play

  • By all means have a brief practice, but you must not congregate with other golfers (other than with your designated playing partner) around the car park, practice green or first tee.
  • There is a limit of 10 people for groups in outdoor recreation facilities. Anyone found congregating in a group of more than 10 risks a personal fine of $1600, and a possible fine for the club.
  • Keep the required social distance at all times. Sanitise your hands as necessary.
  • Tee off at your tee time on the OneGolf tee sheet. For the system to work, players must adhere to the time they select.
  • Play can be in groups of 4.

On the course

  • Players must respect the rules of social distancing at all times.
  • There will be no nearest the pin prizes.
  • To avoid person-to-person contact, there will be no hand shaking, high fives, dollar bets or similar.
  • There will be no hire of motorised carts or pull carts.
  • Members own carts can be used. Members are responsible for sanitising their own carts. There is a limit of one person per cart. Riding two in a cart breaches the rules of social distancing.
  • Flag sticks must remain in the hole at all times. Holes have been adjusted so the ball only just sits below the lip and is easy to pick up without touching the flagstick or sides of the hole.
  • Bunker rakes have been removed. Bunkers can be smoothed with a club or foot.
  • A Local Rule allowing preferred lies in bunkers has been introduced.
  • The small pins have been removed from the practice putting green.
  • No clubs are available for hire.
  • The barbeque is out of use to avoid people congregating in the shed.
  • Members should take a sand bucket for their personal use, take it home and in the future bring it to the course each time they play. Do not share buckets. All other buckets have been locked away.
  • Scoops have been removed from sand bins.
  • Do not touch anyone's bag, clubs or cart other than your own.

After play

  • Do not congregate with other golfers around the car park.
  • Keep the required social distance at all times. Sanitise your hands as necessary.
  • Go home immediately you have finished your round.
  • Submit your score by 10pm that night..

For your own safety and that of others, and to avoid fines by yourself or the golf club, please observe these requirements.

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Course conditions

12 May 2020

Fairways: Fairways are in excellent condition.

Greens: Excellent.

Surrounds: Excellent.

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