COVID19 - Event and Tour Status

COVID19 - MGPT Status Update

We are following government advice for the running of our events, tours and matchplay competitions with the safety of our customers and staff paramount in our thinking. This document will keep everyone updated - please keep looking back - stay home and stay safe and we’ll be back as soon as we can. Email info@golfpairs.com with any questions.

Latest Update

Wednesday 20th May: 10:00

Key Changes

All April May and June events/tours now all moved or cancelled - see below

July events are all on and going ahead as planned until further notice.

St Mellion is at risk - government advice on hotels is not coming soon enough for the resort to be confident opening

  • Silloth has been rescheduled to 1st/2nd July 2021
  • Matchplay continues and closing date for entry is Sunday 14th June and round dates move to the following subject to relaxing lockdown:
  • Round 1 - 22nd June - 19th July
  • Round 2 - 20th July - 16th August
  • Round 3 - 17th August - 13th September
  • Round 4 - 14th September - 11th October

COVID19 - MGPT Status Update

Cancelled

Rescheduled

AT RISK but going ahead

Continuing As Planned

Matchplay

Definitions

2020 Season As it Stands

Draft Social Distancing Policy

Cancelled

Completely removed and not rearranged this year or next - customers advised.

  • Walton Heath New - Since we have another date in July at Walton Heath we have cancelled the New Course event.

Rescheduled

Rescheduled in 2020 or 2021 - customers advised

AT RISK and being reassessed

Reassessed weekly or aligned with Government Advice - all notes here are unconfirmed just to keep you updated - as soon as anything becomes official we will communicate first with the golf club and then with the customers who are booked into the events in question. We communicate with the bookers - not everyone who is playing.

  • St Mellion (Nicklaus) 2 days Thu-Fri 09/07/20-10/07/20 https://golfpairs.com/event/sm-20/ Continues as planned but moves to at risk status since we need hotels to be open and allowing guests to stay. Potential reschedule dates 29/30 September.

Continuing As Planned

Due to the current advice - Step 3 of the lockdown release is planned for 4th July which involves pubs and restaurants - we are confident that by July we will be safe to run socially distanced golf events.

Matchplay

Winter Matchplay

Winners have received vouchers and many have booked their free events - congratulations!

Those who have yet to play their finals - Matchplay is all about playing golf so we have decided that the competition needs to continue when it’s safe to do so. You will be given 2 weeks from the date on which we are permitted back on the golf courses in compliance with Government advice to complete your matches and determine the regional champions.

Summer Matchplay

Closing date for entry is Sunday 14th June and round dates moved.

Registration forms will be sent out W/C 15th June and the draw will be done before 22nd June and sent out to competitors.

Rounds will be moved to the following:

  • Round 1 - 22nd June - 19th July
  • Round 2 - 20th July - 16th August
  • Round 3 - 17th August - 13th September
  • Round 4 - 14th September - 11th October

Definitions

Cancelled Events - You will be offered to move into a similar event, an open ended credit for the full value to be used at your convenience, or a full refund.

Rescheduled Events - You will be moved automatically to the rescheduled date. If you can’t make the new date you’ll be offered a full open ended credit to use at your convenience.

At Risk Events - You don’t need to do anything. We will keep the list above updated and let those who have booked know what’s going on via email.

Tours - all our tours are booked via Golfbreaks and we have rearranged dates with them. You have 3 options according to Golfbreaks.

  1. Play the same event on our rearranged dates advised above.
  2. Arrange your own dates to play the same tour - same courses and hotel - subject to availability.
  3. Full open ended credit to be used on another golfbreaks holiday elsewhere.

All the rest - We are reassessing the situation daily. Please check back for updates regularly

2020 Season As it Stands

Chronological Order

Draft Social Distancing Policy

We feel that once restrictions start to lift we will be able to hold events safely and maintain social distancing. We are starting to build a social distancing policy for events which could potentially be run under lockdown.

If everyone adheres to the policy we think we are likely to be able to get running again soon. OK none of this is ideal - but it’s better than not playing we feel.

  1. No visitors or spectators permitted at the event.
  2. 2m distance maintained on the course by all golfers.
  3. Strict arrival, warmup, food, registration and tee times.
  4. Online Pre-Registration - All golfers must register online - reminders will be sent.
  5. No presentations.

Example Schedule

Tee minus 60 - get out of car, unpack clubs, go to registration desk waiting area

Tee minus 50 - once registered go to clubhouse - socially distanced tables set out

Tee minus 30 - max 20 mins in clubhouse - finish drinks/food or take away - head to warmup area

Tee minus 10 - max 15 mins warmup - head to tee waiting area

Tee time - head to tee box from waiting area when area is clear.

On the course - no delays - waiting area before tees in case of queues

Pace of Play - 1 min search times - mandatory pickup if not scoring - Ready Golf even on the green.

Finish Round - clubhouse set up socially distanced tables of 4 max - outdoors where possible - maximum 1 hour for food/drinks per pair ensures max 24 in clubhouse at one time - table service only.