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Club Lotto continues to operate online on a normal weekly basis

In the overall scheme of our current crisis, our priorities are understandably elsewhere and hopefully all of our Members and their loved ones are doing well.

However, if at all possible, Members are encouraged to participate in the Club Lotto, which will continue to operate online on a normal weekly basis.

The Lotto is an important form of on-going revenue for the Club. Payments to winners will issue once working restrictions are lifted and normal operations have recommenced.

Course Closure with Immediate effect until April 19th 2020

Following today’s recommendation from the GUI, ILGU and our Government, the Committee of Management has decided to close our course and practice grounds with immediate effect until April 19th 2020, see the GUI & ILGU notice below.

Committee of Management. (March 24th 2020)

 

GUI & ILGU Recommend Golf Clubs & Facilities To Close 

Urgent response requires all golf clubs, courses and facilities to close

Following the recent announcements by the UK and Irish Governments in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, the GUI and ILGU recommend that all golf clubs, practice facilities and courses across the island close with immediate effect until April 19th 2020.

While golf is an outdoor sport that allows players to exercise in the fresh air, the message is clear. People must stay at home to help to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Unions recognise the need clubs may have for business support at this time. We will monitor options available and engage with the relevant sporting bodies in due course to make representations for our member clubs.

We know that these decisions are difficult ones to make, but right now, it is our shared responsibility to prioritise the health of our local communities by working together to follow the respective Government guidelines. In doing so, this will ensure that we get the opportunity to play the game that we all love as soon as it is safe to do so.

For security and essential maintenance purposes, greenkeeping staff can still attend work. All work must be carried out in strict accordance with government guidelines on physical (social) distancing. Clubs should divide course staff into two teams where possible and if one becomes unavailable, the other team will still be okay to work.

You will appreciate that this is a very fluid situation with new developments almost daily. We will continue to liaise with the appropriate authorities, and will ensure that our clubs are kept informed as to recommended best practice at all times.

Covid-19 related Course and Club Restrictions – issued by Committee of Management 16th March 2020

As you will be all too well aware our country, and indeed the world, is experiencing truly exceptional times. As a club, our Number One priority is the safety and wellbeing of our members, our staff, and all who have reason to visit the club. Equally, we are committed to playing our part in the national effort to stem the tide of this virus. To that end the Committee of Management have been closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation daily and all advisory notices from HSE.

Following an emergency meeting last night the COM have decided to take the following actions, in the interests of the health and safety of our members and staff with immediate effect.

Golfing
• The Course will remain open for members ONLY and no visitors or guests are allowed
• All Club Competitions have been suspended, though the timesheets will remain in operation via BRS
• All Inter Club Competitions remain postponed until further notice. This includes Team Practice at away venues

Junior Golf
At the recommendation of the Junior Committee all Junior Golfers are temporarily suspended from playing golf or accessing the Club facilities. Junior Members are not to attempt to meet or congregate in the environs of the Golf Club. This will be kept under close review

Club House
• The Bar and Restaurant are now closed until further notice in line with Government recommendations
• The Main Clubhouse will close from 5pm on Tuesday 17th March, and members who use the club locker rooms to store golf clubs and other equipment are requested to remove their golf clubs if they wish to have access to their clubs after this date

Administration Office
The Main Office will remain open but will only deal with phone or email enquiries as the preferred means of communication. For written queries there is a post box located to the side of the Admin entrance. Please do not use this for the payment of monies, rather give the envelope to the Pro Shop.

Coming from Abroad
Any members returning from an affected area are asked not to visit the club for a period of two weeks. Relevant affected areas are areas which the Dept. of Foreign Affairs have classified as:-
• High Degree of caution
• Avoid non-essential travel
• Do Not travel
See link across for Country by Country classification https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/

General Advice
As a further reminder, we advise the following:
• It is requested while using the practice grounds to exercise the social distancing guidelines and not to share equipment.
• Avoid handshakes, high-fives and other embraces associated with the etiquette of the game.
• When playing golf, where possible, do not touch or remove the pin/flag from the hole, refrain from handling other golfers’ clubs, golf balls and scorecards.
• Practice social distancing on course.
• Avoid any unnecessary interaction with the Course Staff.

All the above restrictions/actions are in place until Sunday 29th March initially and will be reviewed as we go forward and members will be informed of any changes, or extensions in due course.
We would ask for your understanding and adherence to the above actions during these difficult times. May you, your families and loved ones remain safe.

Committee of Management
16th March 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advisory

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

We would advise members to follow the guidelines set out by the HSE and follow these simple do’s and don’ts:

Do

  • Wash your hands properly and regularly
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
  • Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow the travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • Adhere to social distancing.

Don’t

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Kiss or shake hands unnecessarily
  • Do not come up to the club if you are showing symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever.

 

Brendan Morrison’s Testimonial Saturday, March 14th 2020

Celebrating Brendan’s 38 years service to our club

We are hosting a testimonial day for Brendan on Saturday, March 14th, with all proceeds going to Brendan’s testimonial fund.

If you can’t play in the competition on the day, there will be an opportunity to contribute to the fund if you wish to; boxes will be placed on the Bar, Snack Room and the Pro Shop to accept contributions.

 

 

Advertising Opportunities

We have many great advertising opportunities for your company or employer at Skerries Golf Club. See the attached notice regarding Tee Box advertising, have your company name, logo and contact details displayed for all our members and visitors to see for 12 months.

Other sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year include our very prestigious Open Week, Club Major Competitions and Medals.

We have several options for corporate sponsorship packages available that can be tailored to your company’s requirements.

For more information or to request an application for Tee Box sponsorship please email; admin@skerriesgolfclub.ie

Valentines Night Dinner Friday 14th February 2020

Our Valentine’s Night Dinner will be held on Friday 14th February at 7:30 for 8 pm.

There will be a sumptuous 4-course meal, great atmosphere with live music provided by Swing and dancing till late – all for just €30 per person.

Book your table now to avoid disappointing the love of your life – Complimentary Rose and Chocolate for the Ladies.

Places are booking up fast. Please book directly with the restaurant.

Social Committee

 

Snooker Blues

On Monday, Jan 27th Skerries Snooker team were defeated by Forrest Little. Coming off the back of a great performance in Howth, Skerries just didn’t have the firepower to overcome Forrest Little. Skerries did, however, win a moral victory.  At a crucial stage in one of the frames one of our players called a foul on himself; this foul had not been noticed by anyone else and was greeted with a round of applause from the visitors and Skerries team itself. It is great to see these matches being played in such a spirit, so I think our team deserves both commiserations on the match and congratulations on fair play.

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