Photo: A sneak peek at some of the Clubhouse renovations, including new tables and carpet

Dear Members,

 

Welcome back!

Finally, I am the bearer of good news! Our team is excited to see you all back enjoying a meal and a few drinks in our freshly renovated Clubhouse, in just a few days’ time.

With the State Government yesterday announcing further easing of COVID Safe restrictions, I am happy to share the Glenelg Safe Plan for the next fortnight.

 

Clubhouse Re-Opening – Tuesday 2nd June

With the State Government bringing the opening date for Clubs forward, the team are working extremely hard to finalise Clubhouse renovations in preparation to officially open on Tuesday 2nd June.

There will be a couple of areas with work still going throughout the Clubhouse, and we appreciate your patience as we finalise these items. The upstairs toilets in particular, will be out of action for an additional week as final touches are completed.

The Clubhouse will accommodate 80 patrons at any one time, so all rooms will need to be utilised as we are bound by the new rules of a maximum of 20 patrons per area.

 

Locker Rooms – Monday 1st June

The locker rooms will be open from Monday 1st June, however, the showers will remain closed until further notice, as per the current government recommendations.

 

Toilets

Please continue to use the toilet facilities downstairs as we finalise the upgrade of the upstairs toilets. We expect the new toilets to be completed in the week commencing 8th June.

 

Two Tee Starts – Wednesday 3rd June

We will be returning to normal two tee starts from Wednesday 3rd June. This will allow 46 additional players to enter the Pro Shop and Club competitions on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in addition to providing extra spots for Members to play in their preferred times.

 

Practice Facilities – Monday 1st June

From Monday 1st June all practice facilities will return to normal operation and therefore accommodate most players. Practice green flags will remain out for now. Please continue to social distance in all areas and observe the dividers on the practice range, to avoid congestion.

 

1st Hole out of Play – Wednesday 27th May through to Friday 29th May

The 1st Hole will be out of play from Wednesday through to Friday. The irrigation blowout is a little more complex than originally anticipated and therefore our team require a solid three days to repair the main line, without interruption. Play will also commence from the 10th Tee and the 19th hole will be in play on these days.

 

Gathering and Social Distancing

Whilst the above changes are a positive step to normality, the social distancing and group gathering rules of 20 must still be obeyed. Please continue to social distance by following the 1.5m rule at all times and continue the good practice of touchless routines.

 

Once again, I would like to thank all Glenelg Golf Club Members for their understanding and patience over the last two months. We are excited to see everyone back in the Clubhouse enjoying our hospitality. For me in particular, I am looking forward to getting to know you all better over the coming weeks, months, and years.

 

See you soon!

 

Robert Vincekovic,
General Manager