March 18, 2020

Covid-19, what you should do at the golf course


Below are instructions from Golf Australia on how we should proceed and the precautions we can take when playing in our Club Competitions:

All golfers should exhibit a heightened awareness of personal hygiene as has been encouraged by state and federal health departments.

Some examples of changes for clubs and facilities that will help reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 include:

  1. Place signage around the clubhouse along with hand sanitisers.
  2. Where possible, leaving doors ajar removing the need to push doors open or turn door knobs.
  3. No hand shaking.
  4. No dollar bets.
  5. Sanitise motorised carts, push buggies and sand bucket handles, before and after use.
  6. Encourage golfers to wear their glove when removing the flagstick and when raking bunkers. Leave flag in when possible.
  7. Remove small pins from practice putting greens.
  8. Remove cash transactions and encourage “Pay-Wave” transactions where no contact is required.

Golf Australia is not advocating for regular club competitions to cease and we are encouraging that these continue, but if participants are unwell, we ask they do not compete in any events.

In these uncertain times we encourage our members to continue to participate in the scheduled competitions so we have some normality in our lives if only for a few hours.

For now, the most important thing is to protect the health and safety of yourself, your family and the community at large.  It is understandable that some people are experiencing feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and concern.

For mental health and wellbeing information, please visit Beyond Blue

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