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Newsletter 24 November 2021

November 24, 2021

Covid Protection Framework

In light of the Government’s announcement that from 11.59pm Thursday 2 December, New Zealand will move to the new Covid Protection Framework (“Traffic Light” system), the Management Committee has considered at length the implications of operating under “orange”.

While the specific details for golf are yet to be confirmed, opening hospitality facilities, having gatherings or running events will either not be allowed or heavily restricted for unvaccinated members and guests.

This is a particular tricky matter for us to navigate as we have 3 areas of consideration – the golf course (open space), the clubhouse (hospitality) and the Golf Shop (retail).  Each of which operate under different settings and will require different protocols.

We can advise there are three main options available to the Club:

  1. A vaccination policy that restricts access to all the golf course and facilities for those who are not vaccinated.
  2. A vaccination policy that restricts access to facilities but not the golf course for those who are not vaccinated.
  3. No vaccination policy.

For our part, the adoption of option 2 will be the most likely as we are also conscious of having the ability to fully operate with customers under the Covid Protection Framework, together with the health and safety of staff and club volunteers.

Golf NZ is expecting the golf sector-specific guidance later this week and once received the protocols relative to the Rangiora Golf Club will be forwarded to you prior to the implementation of the new system.

Upcoming Events

Saturday              27 November    General Closing Day – 4BBB (Mixed & Men)

Monday               29 November    Annual General Meeting – 7.00pm

Saturday              4 December       Christmas Hamper Day – American Foursome (Mixed & Men)

Wednesday        8 December       Men’s Mid-Week Christmas Hamper – Stableford (2 grades)

Thursday             9 December       Women’s Christmas Tournament – course closed until 1.00pm

Friday                    10 December     Friday Tournament

Saturday              11 December     Summer Cup Rd 1 – Stroke (booking sheet online)

Saturday              18 December     Summer Cup Rd 2 – Stroke (booking sheet online)

Annual Raffle

Last day to return raffles ticket stubs to Karen Craigie – Saturday 4 December 2021.

Xmas Trees

Special offer to members – cut your own, sorry no chainsaws.
Sunday 5 December from 9.00am to 11.00am
Donation towards tree replacement

Firewood Splitting

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the splitting of firewood – if you are you available to assist evenings or a Sunday morning with firewood splitting, please see Jonathan or Neil Hewitt.

 

Golf Shop – new summer stock is now in store