Golf Resumes but Vets Golf Events Remain Cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions.

The MGC has issued revised conditions of play on the course for the rest of the year.

All players will be required to comply with the Club’s policy implementing the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.

From 16th May 2020, the Mackay Golf Club will be running time-sheets for Medley and Men/Women competitions on each day, provisionally until 31st December 2020. The Clubhouse and the pro shop are open.

Although there are no “Vets only” competitions, Vets are able to play in any of the Club-run events, bearing in mind the government recommendations that “at-risk” people remain safe.

The MGC has published detailed instructions with which all players MUST comply, or be banned from the course. In particular, NO alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the course, but alcohol purchase and consumption on the course is now permitted. Social distancing must be maintained at all times. It is recommended that all prospective players read these policies and procedures in full before visiting the Club. Note that ALL players MUST be nominated on the timesheet – “walk-ins” are not allowed.

The Club is obligated to collect information for contact tracing purposes. This includes name, two of the following identifiers – address, email or mobile phone number and time period of patronage.

The Spike Bar will be open for food and drinks, and the MGC committee would welcome your support of this facility. Note that, unless otherwise advised, timesheets will be for groups of four playing at 7 minute intervals off one or both tees. You must ensure that the interval between groups remains. You must maintain social distancing with your playing partners, and two person per cart is now permitted.

The Mackay Veterans Golf Committee asks all veteran golfers to seriously consider their health, the health of their families, and the health of the wider community, when going about their lives, including golf. Most veteran golfers are in the high to very high risk categories.  If we contract the COVID-19 virus, minimal medical treatment is currently available for those who are badly affected. We urge all golfers to keep up to date with, and follow, the latest Government health warnings.  We also have an obligation to be sensitive to, and acknowledge, the efforts and sacrifices that many in our wider communities are making.  These efforts are aimed at minimising the spread of this virus, especially to people like us who are in the high risk category!

DO NOT BE COMPLACENT.  STAY WELL!  We want to see you all at our regular Monday competitions when this crisis is over.