We hope everyone is keeping well and coping with the lockdown.
Just a quick update as we see things so far.
Recently it has been suggested in the media, social media and websites that there may be a relaxation shortly in the restrictions enforced during the current lockdown.
It does look promising that we may be able to resume playing golf in the not too distant future, albeit still with quite a number of restrictions in place. At present we can only speculate when this will happen and what these restrictions will be. You will all have seen in the media various dates being spoken about when we can resume but these have still to be confirmed. Also Nicola Sturgeon did say yesterday that Scotland has still to see the peak in cases and that any lifting of restrictions will not take place until we see a downturn.
We have been in contact this week with Scottish Golf and they, like us are waiting for word from the government when any lifting of restrictions can take place.
In anticipation we are are at the point where using VMS, we will be able to book tee times which looks like will be compulsory and we will also be able to credit our accounts to allow us to run competitions without having to handle money or enter the clubhouse. We will be giving instructions how to credit your accounts within the next couple of weeks.
The R&A have issued guidelines as to how we may come back out of lockdown but these have still to be confirmed. This will give you an idea of how things may play out over the next month or so.
In the meantime we have been looking at various ways of generating much needed revenue during this time of uncertainty. Next week we will be rolling out a monthly lotto style fund raiser where we have a £5 monthly draw with 50% going to the prize fund and 50% to the club. Full details how to enter to follow shortly.
We would also like to remind members that any donations to help out during these difficult times would be much appreciated and if you feel able to help out in any way you can contact Debbie in the office most days or contact any committee member.
Once again these are difficult times never seen the likes of before.
We appreciate your continued support, stay safe, stay healthy.
on behalf of the committee.