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.