President's Message - July 2020
What great weather we have to start July! As we move into the summer months, our course is still in amazing shape. The addition of the Pin Caddy’s has made it more like a normal golf experience vs. the raised cups. As always, Don and his team are to be commended for the work they put into our beautiful course.
Although the course has been extremely busy this year, averaging significantly more rounds per day than usual, we have noticed that on Saturday and Sunday after 12:00pm, there seems to be some open times. In light of this, we will now be allowing guests on Saturdays and Sundays after 12:00pm based on one member / one guest which also allows a couple to bring another couple. Social Members may play at any time as the guest of an active member when using one of their 4 complimentary visits or by paying a green fee after 12:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A Social member may bring a guest on Saturdays and Sundays after 12:00 pm based on 4 day advanced booking only if they are using one of their 4 passes for their play with the guest subject to a green fee. Contact tracing will be required for guests so you must call the Pro Shop to book these times and provide guest details.
As the weather has been hot lately, I wanted to ask members to bring their own water bottles to the course as due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we do not have our water coolers working on the course. As well, bottled water is for sale through our caterers. Please note that Road Runner Foods are asking that members sign their chits to ensure accuracy before leaving the club.
I would like to remind members to make sure they practice social distancing around the course and on the patio. We have set the tables and chairs up in a fashion that adheres to the regulations. I know that most of us want to be social with our playing partners, but we have had a visit from the regulators and we want to ensure that guidelines are being followed so that we can stay open.
The Golf Committee would like to host our Club Championships for 2020 as long as we have the participation numbers and can conduct these events in a safe manner. This will be done with all play off the first tee, no meal and prize results issued online. Currently all golf events have been cancelled for the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we felt it important to hold our Championships. The dates are as follows:
- Sr. Men’s & Ladies – Sunday, August 9th
- Men’s & Ladies – Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd/23rd
- Ladies 9 Hole – Thursday, August 20th
Online Registration for these events will commence this Thursday, July 9th and we would like participants to sign-up no later than Monday, July 27th. Please contact the Pro Shop if you have any questions.
Enjoy the summer golf season at Blue!