Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
As part of our affiliation to England Golf we are pleased to adopt the Policy Documents relating to the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Our aim is to provide all members, including children and vulnerable adults with a safe and welcoming environment to enjoy the game of golf.
Should you have any safeguarding concerns or issues you would like to discuss, our WLGC Welfare Officer (CWO) is Steven Barber and a poster showing his contact details is displayed on the noticeboard in the club room. The complete Safeguarding Policy Documents are posted on the WLGC web site along with the CWO poster under the following link.
Thank you and enjoy your golf!
May Presentation Evening Cancelled
Although restrictions are beginning to ease and it’s great to be out on the golf course, we are still some way away from normality. Restrictions still do not allow us to gather inside and the Wyboston facilities are not yet open. Unfortunately, this means we will yet again have to cancel our May Presentation Evening which was due to take place on 20th May. Awards for all competitions run between 1st October 2020 and 30th
April 2021 will therefore be carried forward to the next event.
I am very hopeful that our October event will take place as planned on Friday 22nd October this year and I will keep everyone informed of progress. This event will be a catch up on all awards from 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021.
WLGC Trophy Secretary
Competitions now on Notice Board in Competition Room
Texas Scramble 23rd May.
Closes 13th May
June Sunday medal 6th June
Closes 20th May
Club Champs 12th & 13th June
Closes 27th May
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE
CLUB CAPTAIN’S DAY CHANGED TO 31st JULY
We are pleased to announce that our Captain’s Day events will be going ahead this year.
Due to the slow start to our golfing season and uncertainty over the easing of restrictions, we felt we needed a bit more time to organise the main club event.
Please change the date in your diary and club handbook from Saturday 10th July 2021 to Saturday 31st July 2021.
All WLGC members will be invited to this event. Look out for further information on the notice boards and web site.
The Seniors Captain’s Day event will go ahead as planned on 25th August 2021.
Recommencement of Competition Golf at Wyboston Lakes
Following discussions with Wyboston Lakes Ltd, we are now pleased to announce the recommencement of WLGC competitions from 1st April 2021.
The Waterfront will be closed and there will be no access to the PSI system until at least 17th May. Please use the HowDidiDo app if you have it available as well as filling in your cards as normal and putting them in the box after your round.
All other competitions will be as per the club handbook 2021-2022 Club Handbook.
Men’s section will be resuming golf from 1st April 2021 followed by Seniors and Ladies on 1st May 2021.
3 ball competitions will have an 8-minute tee time gap and it is important that social distancing is adhered to at all times. To safeguard everyone, please keep to your tee time and avoid as much interaction as possible.
Each of the competition organisers will assign tee times for participants and will post sign-up sheets as much in advance as possible. Due to the slightly lengthened tee time intervals, there will be limited space, so it is important to sign-up early.
The Club Room is a small, enclosed space so please adhere to the following rules.
Do not enter if there are already 2 people inside.
Carry out your business in the room and leave as quickly as possible.
Use your own pen or pencil for signing up.
Always adhere to social distancing at all times and avoid contact with internal fixtures.
Use hand sanitizer before and after entering the room.
We very much hope that all members will enjoy getting back to competitions although with limited social contact. This is a small but very welcome step forward and we very much hope that you will all enjoy getting back to competitive golf.
COMPETITION GOLF – WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING
The following conditions of play have been agreed between the Club and Wyboston Lakes Ltd. in order to recommence competition play at Wyboston Lakes Golf Club.
BEFORE YOUR ROUND
YOU MUST ARRIVE IN ORDER TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE TEE 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR TEE TIME – IF YOU ARE LATE IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO PLAY
Have the correct money and place in jar provided at check in – which will be outside.
Collect your own card and fill in name - date - competition - etc.
Arrive at the practice area no more than 15 minutes prior to your tee time.
Only 3 tee groups (9 players) to be on practice area at a time.
ON THE COURSE
As 3 balls remember social distance – 2 metres apart please at all times.
Do not remove or touch the flagstick.
No rakes in bunkers – please smooth out best you can with club or feet.
You MAY “pick and place “in bunkers within 6 inches, no smoothing of sand allowed.
Keep your OWN score and sign your card as a true record – no countersign needed.
Keep the score of your marker in the marker column – name your marker on card.
Decide before play who is marker for who within your 3 ball.
AFTER YOUR ROUND
Check your totals tally before handing in –DO NOT SWAP OR HANDLE OTHER PLAYERS CARDS
Place your card in the silver box where it will remain for 3 days before being checked.
After your round do not congregate in the area from the 18th green up to the pro shop
Please go directly to car and leave the site within 30 minutes of finishing last hole.
THE ABOVE VARIATIONS TO NORMAL PROCEDURES WILL STILL ALLOW FOR COMPETITIONS TO BE QUALIFIERS AND SUPPLEMENTARY CARDS TO BE SUBMITTED
These conditions apply to all organised competitions and it is our responsibility to comply fully with them, all are as advised by England Golf. By entering any competition, you will be agreeing to abide by them, thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
Wyboston Lakes Golf Club Secretary
Unfortunately, I have more sad news to pass on. Mike died this morning (Tuesday 19th January) in Bedford Hospital – he was 78 years old.
Mike had been at Wyboston for many years and was an active, and very popular member of the Senior section. Until very recently he was our treasurer and looked after our money as if it were his own – meticulous in detail and always wanting to use the money for the benefit of all.
Over the last 10 years, or so, Mike had undergone several major operations but always pulled through with his optimism and determination to make the best of his situation. Even when unable to play golf, he could be found in the bar enjoying the company of others and joining in with his quiet manner and sense of humour.
He was a good man and will be missed by many.
Our thoughts are with Di and his family at this sad time.
Secretary – Senior Section.
MEN's WINTER KNOCKOUT WINNER
Please congratulate Jaroslaw Miller, who beat Danny Hoole in the final of the Men's Winter Knockout competition, finishing 2 holes up.