Monday, 24 March 2020
24 MARCH 2020, Further to recent government guidelines to combat against the COVID-19 pandemic, . The Golf Course and all facilities are now CLOSED until further notice.
May we take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for your cooperation in the last few days to follow the safety guidelines.
Please be assured that your Rye Hill team will keep working behind the scenes to give you all a warm welcome for when this nightmare ends.
Stay safe everyone!
It is difficult times for everyone. We intend to keep working behind the scenes to ensure the course is maintained for you in the coming weeks.
If you would like to support your club in making this happen,
23 March 2020
ENGLAND GOLF has issued the following statement to all Affiliated Clubs:
Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement tonight (23 March), golf clubs, courses and facilities in England must now close.
It is England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable, but highly necessary and responsible course of action must be implemented with immediate effect and be maintained until further notice.
The government has identified an urgent need to introduce new restrictions on public life and on non-essential businesses opening their doors.
This has been done to limit the spread of the coronavirus and relieve the growing pressure on our National Health Service.
Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.
The health and wellbeing of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history.
These are incredibly testing times for the country. The golf industry cannot be shielded from the economic and social ramifications caused by this temporary shutdown of normal life.
We would like to assure the golfing community that England Golf staff will continue to work remotely with all affiliated golfers, clubs and counties to try and minimise the damage caused by this suspension of regular golf club life.
We will continue to signpost clubs and counties to the latest government advice and schemes designed to help the economy cope with the disruption caused by coronavirus.
Please check our Social Media Pages for regular updates:
In light of government announcement surrounding Coronavirus, England’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, told reporters at the briefing that the government was not advising people against going outside.
“We are saying, if you are going to go outside, go in a way that reduces your social contact,”
With this in mind, the Golf Course remains OPEN and we are committed to keep it OPEN for as long as we can.
However as part of the nation’s collective effort to beat Coronavirus, certain areas of the club are CLOSED with immediate effect:
Bar AREA is CLOSED
Practice Facilities are all CLOSED and this includes
– Driving Range
– Chipping Green
– Putting Green
Rakes, Ball Washers have been removed from the Course
Shoe Cleaner NOT in operation
PROSHOP remains OPEN
Take away Coffee, Bottled Drinks and Snacks are available at the proshop.
MEMBER SIGN IN REMAINS SUSPENDED – Remember to wave hello to proshop and proceed to the First Tee
The club is asking members/visitors to keep following the guidelines below.
These will help ensure that we offer a safe environment for all when visiting the club and help the course to remain open during these unprecedented times.
Please be respectful of others and not come to the Club if you have a cough or any Coronavirus symptoms but to follow NHS guidelines.
Keep away from the club for 14 days if you have been abroad.
Reserve all Tee times by phone or Online
Payments: Pay in advance by PHONE or Online.
Contactless payments whenever possible
On Arrival to the course
• Arrive to the club already dressed according to Golf Dress Code. Arrive 10 minutes before your tee time.
• Only handle your own golf equipment
• Maintain 2meters social distance from anyone at all times
On the course
• Delegate one person to drive buggy (if used)
• On the tee, DO NOT shake hands.
• Keep 6ft from your fellow golfers on the course.
• Only handle your own equipment (scorecard, clubs, balls, pencils and measuring devices).
• Have a wet golf towel to wipe down any equipment during the round.
• Leave the flag in whilst putting on green
• At the end of the game -NO handshakes or embracing.
• Remember to enjoy the golf; the fresh air and exercise is good for you.
ACADEMY COURSE remains OPEN
Call proshop to let us know you are at the Academy Course
The guidance will change as we get more information and we will ensure that everyone is kept up to date but for now:
Be KIND & support one another and we will pull through this TOGETHER.
IF any elderly/vulnerable member requires help, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL and we will do our best to help in any way we can.
PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS:
Help us support the NHS frontiners by keeping ourselves and the others safe by following the government advice.
As of 9am on 20 March 2020, 66,976 people have been tested in the UK,
of which and 3,983 were confirmed positive
62,993 were confirmed negative
As of 1pm, 177 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.