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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.

Summer Newsletter

A little later than intended, our first Newsletter of 2020 is available below as a downloadable pdf.  It contains an update on progress on the golf course, in the clubhouse and in relation to membership.  Plans for the construction of ...
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Competition Entry App

There has been a new feature issued on “HowDidIDo” which allows you to sign-in to our competitions and enter your score – this will avoid having to use the touchscreen, could be generally very useful and falls in line with ...
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Potential Constitutional Difficulties during the Covid 19 Pandemic

As you will be well aware the current Covid-19 Pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for health, family, work, recreation and all aspects of normal living. These unprecedented challenges have affected every aspect of peoples lives and although we are beginning ...
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Joint Captains’ Charity Raffle – Extended until we are all back playing

Due to the phased return to golf we have decided to extend the Captains' Charity Raffle until the distance restrictions have been lifted and we have all had a chance to return to playing golf.  To those who have already ...
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Returning to the Golf Course – Stay Safe Video

As we prepare to return to the course, the GUI and ILGU have prepared a short video with some ideas on how to stay safe while playing. Please take a look and #StaySafe Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/golfingunionofireland/videos/254308892436221/ Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/418026546 ...
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Time Sheets for Monday May 18th 2020

In preparation for our return to golf on May 18th 2020, the Committee of Management, Men’s, Ladies and Junior’s committees have all had meetings this week with a view of outlining our conditions of golf, these will be in addition ...
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Some Superb Aerial views of the Golf Course

Take a look at these great photos Taken using a Gopro 3+Black camera mounted on a DJI Phantom 1 drone on Sunday 3rd May, courtesy of Anthony Hand. In particular, the two higher level shots offer unique views south (from ...
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New ARRIVAL

After many years of struggling along with our rough cutter, we have taken delivery of the new Toro 47000 rough mower, the timing could not have been better as the old mower finally packed up in recent weeks. This new ...
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Card Top up using V1 Members Hub App

Using the V1 Member Hub App, you can now top up your General Account Balance through your phone. Instructions for use as follows. On the App- go to Account- this will take you to your Card Account. Click on “General” ...
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Keep your head in the game

While we can't play golf at the moment why not put your rules knowledge to the test? Try the R&A Quiz in the link below; https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/quiz-beginner ...
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