FOOTGOLF Opening up, COVID-19 guidelines for safe play

Silecroft Footgolf to Re-open.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 1pm.

When we went into lockdown we promised that when the virus was gone we would be having a week-end party of free to play Footgolf to celebrate. And we stand by that. Plans are afoot. Unfortunately for everyone the Covid virus has not gone yet, so that must wait.

In the meantime, we have been looking at how footgolf can re-open within current guidelines and after consulting with officials at the golf club we now believe we can, under certain conditions. We will therefore be open for play this coming week-end, Saturday18th & Sunday 19th July from 1pm to 6pm but we will be making our decision on staying open beyond then based on how well the temporary changes are stuck to.

Changes and conditions.                                                             

1 Payments:

You can now pay via your smartphone straight into our Starling Bank account – details for doing so will be posted on the door of the signing in room. But you can also still pay with cash as usual, into a brown envelope [which has been provided] with your name marked on it and then placed into the metal box to the left of the signing in book. We cannot at this time provide change but if you have overpaid please note this on the envelope and you can subtract this from the cost of your next game. Charges remain the same: £4 for an adult, £2 for a junior [under 16] £5 for any adult with 1 junior.

2 Signing in:

Face coverings are mandatory in the clubhouse, toilets and changing room buildings.

We must comply with government guidelines for track and trace for all our sakes and have a point of contact for every player and those accompanying them. The easiest way to accomplish this is by writing your phone number in the correct column of the signing in page. You may leave your address and postcode as an alternative. This is a make or break condition. Scorecards and pencils are available behind the signing in book.

3 Footballs, Cards & Pencils:

Wherever possible please bring your own ball or borrow one from someone in your bubble to bring along. You will still be able to borrow one for free from us but under the following guidelines. When you leave the course you will see a large bag {donated by the good guys at PGM building supplies} and you must place our used ball into it. These can then be sanitized by us and returned to use. There is a nearby box for returning cards and pencils if you wish to do so. If you want to have your round reviewed then please be aware that these will have to sit in the box for 3 days before being taken out and written up on Silecroft Footgolf Facebook page later that week.

4 Social distancing:

Government guidance and legislation must be adhered to at all times – ‘Rule of 6’ is a legal requirement at the current time.

If you are with a family member or someone else from within your bubble you may enter the signing room together. All others must maintain a distance of two metres [2m]. Please be prepared to wait outside if needs be. We have painted red arrows on the path to point the way from the signing in room to the course and from the course back to the car park. These form part of a one way system for footgolfers and golfers exiting their course and are there to ensure nobody crosses your path or comes too close.

5 On the course:

Government guidance and legislation must be adhered to at all times – ‘Rule of 6’ is a legal requirement at the current time.

To avoid confusion, the course lay-out is the same as last season. Please always keep social distance [2m] between yourself and other parties outside of your bubble. If you find golf balls on the course please leave them where they lay.

We are very proud of the amount of pleasure and healthy competition that the course provides for all ages and both genders. We are hoping that we can soon return to the honour system we have always used in the past but for the moment we are waiting to see how it goes before deciding on that. This coming week-end there will be volunteers to help if you should need any. Please respect them. To all those who have visited us before: thank you and welcome back. To those visiting for the first time: welcome and have a great game.