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PLAYING SAFELY: Golf resumes on Chorleywood Common

 Published on: 13th May 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday, from May 18 golf resumes on Chorleywood Common under restricted conditions.

These follow the “Play Safe Stay Safe” guidance issued by England Golf and are designed to allow people to play golf while minimising the risks to members and to the general public.

Councillor Phil Williams announced that they will restart practice and casual play for single players.  

Members of the same household will be able to play together with a maximum of two players per group, there will be no competitions for the moment. 

He said: “We recognise that Chorleywood Common is busier than usual with members of the public taking exercise and walking their dogs. 

“We want to maintain good community relations and to respect the right of the public to use the common safely, so players are asked take extra care and be prepared to wait if needed before playing.”

Safeguarding measures have been put in place, which include that people with COVID-19 symptoms should not play.

Play is permitted for members only. The online booking system has been amended to offer bookings for casual play or practice, and booking slots will be spaced ten minutes apart. 

If you arrive at the tee and another player or group is there, please wait at a safe distance and give them a ten minute window to maintain a gap between groups.

People are also advised to change their shoes in the car park, one player at a time is allowed on the tee box. People need to maintain a two meter distance while playing.

Cups in the holes will also be raised to enable players to pick up their ball without touching the cup and people are told not to use the shoe cleaners.

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