Here, at “The Dorset Golf & Country Club” our main concern is to protect the health of our Members, Visitors and Staff. Please be assured that we are closely following all precautions as recommended by the Government and Professional Health bodies to ensure that we are doing all in our power to protect you, our Members, and all who work here (our measures detailed below).
So far, there has been no reason for us not to continue to play Golf. In fact, the Golf Course can only be a much safer haven for Members during this situation, allowing a much-needed low risk outlet for exercise, socializing and positive distraction.
The Government have recommended that over 70’s self-isolate for some time – this is only a recommendation and not a ‘must.’ The Golf world are saying that the best place one can self-isolate is on the Golf Course.
Measures we recommend for vulnerable Members:
- Change your shoes in the Car Park
- Don’t shake hands (a smile is enough)
- Don’t touch the Flag Stick (you can leave it in anyway)
- Don’t enter the Clubhouse or Golf Shop (just a wave will do)
- Have a drink out on the patio (if you want)
It will be important to get out in the fresh air to help stay fit. It has been proven that people who play Golf can live on average 5-10 years longer than others who play no sport.
DO stay away from crowds and keep yourself safe and DO consider that the Golf Course will be one of the best places to do so. The Golf Course is open for play.
The Golf Course will NOT be closed and is likely to be less busy, as, not unexpectedly, numbers so far are lower than usual.
Let’s hope for a wonderful Golfing year ahead.