TEMPORARY COVID-19 BAR & CATERING OPERATIONAL POLICIES
Pontypool Golf Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for its Members, Visitors and Members of Staff. The following temporary policies have been designed following Government guidelines & have been put in place to protect everyone who visits the Club & therefore must be adhered to. These measures are only temporary and will be removed or relaxed as soon as possible.
FUNCTION ROOM AND PATIO AREAS
• Where possible entrance and exits will be separate areas, please follow the signage provided.
• Sanitiser dispensers will be placed at key points around the clubhouse.
• A ‘one way’ system will be in operation where possible, please follow the signage.
• Tables have been arranged to comply with the latest Social Distancing measures to allow for safe movement by staff and customers and must not be moved under any circumstances.
• All doors and windows to be maintained open (except in severe weather conditions).
• The snooker room will remain closed until further notice.
• All bar areas will be cleaned regularly and recorded.
• Tables and seating areas will be cleaned after use, ready for the next customer.
• Only sit at a table if it has the cleaned.
• Toilets to be cleaned regularly and recorded.
• Toilets to operate on a one in – one out basis where possible, please following signage.
• If you notice any cleaning issues or have any concerns please notify a member of the board or the bar manager.
OUR STAFF, KEEPING SAFE
• Staff have been fully briefed on their roles and training provided.
• ALL staff will maintain the highest levels of hygiene regularly wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap following all guidelines.
• PPE has been provided and will be worn in accordance with our internal guidelines and government recommendations.
• Staff will reinforce social distancing rules and the club’s guidelines in this document. Any member or customer not complying may be asked to leave the premises.
• Kitchen staff – clothing will be worn in accordance with our FSMS.SERVICE
• Your contact details will be recorded in line with government guidance to assist with track and trace if required.
• Food will be delivered to your table maintaining social distancing and avoiding any unnecessary contact.
• Payment can only be made via your member levy card or ‘tap and go’ using a debit/credit card. We are a cashless operation.
• The serving of food/drink and clearing of tables will be inline with our internal guidelines and the staff training provided.
CLUBHOUSE OPENING HOURS - are as follows
........................ Bar .......................................Kitchen
Monday....15.30 - 18.30 ...............................CLOSED
Tuesday........15.00 - 18.00 .............................14.00 - 18.00
Wednesday...15.30 - 18.30..............................15.30 - 18.00
Thursday.......15.00 - 18.30..............................14.00 - 18.00
Friday............15.00 - 19.00..............................15.00 - 19.00
Saturday........12.00 - 18.00..............................12.00 - 18.00
Sunday..........12.00 - 16.00..............................12.00 - 16.00
For Health and Safety reasons it has been decided to extend the putting area of the green to the left towards the edge, so that there will no longer be enough fringe left for players to take trolleys to the left of the green.
All trolleys should be taken to the right of the green, and not on the green.
It will be appreciated and expected that all golfers follow this advice.
COVID- 19 PLAYER AND COURSE UPDATE
July 13th 2020
Wales Golf Update on 3 and 4 ball golf 10th July 2020
Following the First Ministers announcements today, 10th July, Wales Golf is pleased to announce that from Monday 13th of July, 3 and 4 ball golf is permitted from different households following golf industry and Welsh Government protocols. This is as a result of organised outdoor activities being able to resume.
Physical distancing guideline and industry guidelines must be adhered to before, during and after the round.
Please note that all the regulations referred to above are from the Welsh Government.
Covid-19 new course guidelines
From 08.00 am on Monday 13th July for members and visitors.
Below are the protocols for playing golf that all members and visitors
will HAVE TO adhere to.
SAFEGUARD AND PROTOCOL FOR MEMBERS WISHING TO PLAY
No access to clubhouse.
Social distancing in car park.
Members MUST ring the professional ext 2 to BOOK a tee time between 8.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.. Bookings must be made during these hours.
Only arrive at the club 10 minutes before tee time, change shoes in the car park, make yourself known to the professional through Proshop window and after golf leave immediately.
The putting green, practice areawill be openunder appointment only.
Pro Shop is now open under a one way system, maximum 3 customers only.
The locker room will be closed except for one visit to collect clubs and emergency toilet facilities, one person in locker room at a time.
Trolley Shed will be open for members to keep trolleys but one person only in the trolley shed.
The outside of the club is marked out in two metre squares for social distancing. Please follow directional arrows.
Members can book a tee to play until 6.00 p.m.
Only one tee time per member – tee times will be at 10 minute intervals.
No block bookings allowed..
A member will be allowed to book up to three tee times a week if staggered.
If a member books a time, but fails to turn up and doesn’t inform the professional/secretary they might incur a penalty.
Membersand visitors must start on the first hole only and not walk out on the course to start at other holes.
A notice on buggy compound gate notifying members that only one person at a time allowed in buggy compound.
Club buggies are available and will be sanitised before and after use.
Members and visitors will be asked to respect the guidelines or disciplinary action may be taken.
Members and visitors are reminded that they play on the course at their own risk.
Any past members of the club who wish to empty their locker or pick up their trolley please make an appointment with the professional.
Visitors must complete a Covid-19 visitors questionnaire in the Professional shop before commencement of play,
Course Blog – 12th June 2020
Report regarding 16th Green (Leather jackets)
One problem causing concern are the aeration holes not filling in due to Leatherjackets feeding on the grass roots over winter on a couple of greens. We have decided to grow in the left side of the 16th green to help encourage recovery. So, you will notice a slight difference in the cut of the 16th green.
The insecticide for treating these grubs was withdrawn from use 3 years ago and is becoming a problem for many courses now.
We have been using the water system to the greens on a regular basis throughout April and May as the rainfall was so low (8mm) in an attempt to top up the deficit on an average April month. With grub activity it can go backwards quite quickly. Subsequently we have taken the chance to seed and Verticut greens. We also top dressed a couple of times over the last week.
With the leather jackets popping out of the turf now hopefully most of the damage has been done and once growth starts to pick up then the greens will establish full cover. Going forward we will hopefully be able to manage this situation in coming weeks/months by applying plastic coverings in areas that get affected and by bringing the grubs to the surface. This seems to be fairly successful in many clubs in England who have introduced this method.
Once again thank you for your support and hope this information is helpful.
Greens Committee and Green staff team.