Open At Last
Let me first express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all of you for your patience and support during this Covid crisis. I have heard from many of you with ideas, expressions of concern and understanding, but together we have reached the point in time where we can open the golf course. Thank you.
As we embark on the 2020 golf season, we have instituted a number of new policies to help ensure the safety of staff and golfers alike. It will be a learning experience for all of us in this new environment as we work together over the next few weeks to tighten up the policies in hopes of striking a perfect balance between safety and service.
We have instituted a detailed guide of measures designed to keep our staff and customers safe – this list will be constantly changing as we learn about what works and what doesn’t. Within the guide you will find a list of player responsibilities as well. I have spoken before of the need for all of us to play a part in operations, and while we take the lead on many policies, personal responsibility should still be practiced. Confidence in our ability to stay safe in a mutual responsibility. For instance, if you need to use a pull cart, they will be sanitized before use – but if you are still nervous, feel free to bring your own sanitizer to put your mind at ease. Please click here to The Landings Covid19 Protocols.
The link below leads to a copy of the provincial government’s workplace safety golf sector guidance worksheet. Many of the suggestions within have already been enacted as we work to keep everyone safe. Please take a moment to learn about those measures.
As we launch the season, there are some items of note. Tee times spacing will be 10 minutes, down from 8 minutes, reducing our supply of tee times. No club rentals. At the driving range, proper distancing will mean less hitting spots – because of this, we will limit each person to a medium bucket per day. And our concession stand will not be open this weekend as we try to work through golf course operations to start. These, and other measures put in place, run counter to the top notch service we are used to providing, and you are used to receiving. For that, I apologize. But we have an opportunity to get on the golf course and play, and for now, that is our major focus.
Please let me know if you have any questions or thoughts. In the meantime, thank you for the incredible response to our opening.
Executive Golf Professional
The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre