Covid 19 Update 15/3/21 - GOLF COURSE REOPENING
With only 2 weeks to go before we can all get back out on the course, this week's information focuses on a few reminders, some updates and answers a few more common questions.
Your questions answered:
Q, My subscription renewal fell due during lockdown, how and when do I need to pay?
A, If your subscriptions were due, you should have received your renewal notice which will show amount due less any credits. These can be paid from today by phone Monday to Friday between 9.30 and 11.30am. If you have any queries relating to your renewals please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All other questions should be directed to myself.
Q, Why have entry fees for competitions increased?
A, Entry fees at Cottingham have remain constant for the last 4 years while cost incurred by the Committee have risen (engraving trophies, maintaining Club V1 etc). These costs are set to rise again over the next couple of years with the introduction of the WHS and general price rises. The Cottingham Committee have therefore taken the decision to increase entry fees as this is their main income generator for covering such costs. Entry fees at Skidby have been £5 for some time now.
A breakdown of the entry fees is available from myself, This breakdown is for guidance and applies singles events and will vary slightly for Betterballs and Am-Am's as the club will take slightly less with more added to the prize fund. It is intended that upon agreement this will apply across both clubs.
Q, Why I am not receiving your newsletters?
A, It would seem that a few members have not been receiving all of the newsletters. Upon investigation, this could be due to one of a few reasons,
Previous emails to your address have bounced, after 3 'bounces' your email is automatically removed from the mailing list by the computer and can not be restored. if this is the case please supply an alternative email address.
You have not given your permission for emails to be sent, or have given instructions not to be sent, or you have blocked emails this address.
You have changed your email address and not notified us of the change.
It has gone to your junk - please check
Q, Can we have mid week medals at Skidby?
A, We hope to be working with the Skidby Committee on revising / reviewing the Skidby fixture list and i am sure this can be accommodated.
There will be two windows of opportunity for bookings, these being 10am to 12 noon on Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th. At these times members will be able to book tee times for Monday 29th up to and including Sunday 4th April. After Monday 29th the normal booking system of seven days in advance will apply. The number to ring for times at both clubs is 01482 842394 . There will only be 2 lines open on this number so please be patient.
Anyone booking for a visitor will be required to pay a non refundable green fee. Visitors outside of members guests will not be able to book before 29th March, after which date they will only be able to book up to four days in advance.
It is hoped that everyone will consider their fellow members when booking so that everyone gets a long overdue game.
Click and collect available from 22nd March please ring 01482 842394
Ask in the Pro-shops about your membership cards
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Check your handicap is valid ready for the 29th.
Captain's nominated Charity:
The Combined Cottingham Parks Captains Charity is for the Beverley Food bank who supply food for the less fortunate. As with most charities in the current climate, I am sure they will welcome our support.
Captain of Captains:
Alan Hutchinson will be the Hull and District Captain of Captains 2021, we wish him well in his year of office.
Skidby - stableford competition on Sat 3rd April
Cottingham - stableford on Sat 3rd April (1st rd Curry Cup)
Cottingham -Sunday the 4th April will be Captains' drive in am-am.
Due to covid restrictions the Captains drive - in inauguration will be different format to usual.
Any combination of men ladies and juniors , juniors to play as part of a team with two adults .
Stroke allowance 85% men ,100% ladies . Stableford scoring 2 counting on all holes except the par 3s were 3 scores count .
Cost per player is £10 ,this includes , prize fund , Captains drive in sweepstake and food and drink at the half way house and a small donation to the Captains charity
Prizes will be in the form of a pro shop voucher .
Stay safe, and see you all soon.
Chris Gray- Genaral Manager