Play in fours allowed.
With the advice received from the NSW Office of Sport and GolfNSW concerning the latest changes to the Public Health Order we believe it will be possible to again play in groups of 4’s.
There will be some restrictions however.
Play in fours will be allowed from Monday 20th of September provided everybody in that group is fully vaccinated.
Evidence will need to be presented to the starter of vaccination status and a register will be created so that once you have shown us we will not need to see that evidence again.
Any person who is not fully vaccinated can play in a group of two only.
The Booking pages will still be presented in pairs so if your group are all fully vaccinated and you have evidence of that, then write your names down in adjacent groups.
We will maintain this booking system until we have more players fully vaccinated after which we will return to normal.
Spring Renovations Complete
The Spring green renovations have been successfully completed and the course is back in play. Look forward to the greens being slower than normal for a few weeks.
When will the Course be open again to all members?
We have no control over this as it depends on the number of cases of Covid19 and the number of fully vaccinated people in the state. It is currently expected that the 70% target of fully vaccinated people over 16 in the state will be reached mid October. After this time lockdown restrictions may ease.
Don’t expect any relief because of our regional status any time soon. The number of cases in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama are increasing exponentially which does not bode well for a quick cessation of the ‘stay at home’ lockdown.
The best way forward is to get fully vaccinated and to encourage others to do so as well.
Seaside and Valley Veterans Week of Golf
The Seaside / Valley Veterans Week of Golf due to be played at the end of November has been cancelled. This is an annual tournament hosted by Jamberoo and Kiama and is a popular event on the NSWVGA programme.
Kiama’s match committee is recommending to their Club’s Board that all “Open” events between now and end of year be cancelled.
Members of the Kiama Vets met with the GM and others yesterday and decided to cancel the event before the Board took similar action.
Our own Veterans committee agree with the decision because of the ongoing uncertainty with Covid 19 rules and regulations. Only 27 entries have been received including none in the past six weeks.
Some Swing Advice
What goes up must come down. But don’t expect it to come down where you can find it.
– Lily Tomlin
Golf is a hard game to figure. One day you will go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and miss every green. The next day you go out and, for no reason at all, you really stink. – Bob Hope
Magpie Nesting Season
A few reports of birds swooping players as we come into Spring. Please be aware.
Swooping is a magpie’s protective behaviour at breeding time, warding off intruders or potential threats from their nest, which could house eggs or young. According to information published by the government, most magpies don’t actually see humans as a threat and are unlikely to swoop at all.
If they do then face the magpie as they tend to attack from behind so facing them should avert an attack. Remember to keep facing the bird as you walk out of their territory.