What the restriction easing means for the Golf Club at Leeds Castle
Removal of Flagsticks will be permitted.
Hole cup inserts will be removed.
Rakes will be returned to bunkers.
Divot Boxes will return to Teeing areas.
Benches will be returned to their usual positions.
Flags will be returned to the putting green.
With the above changes, may I remind you that it is the responsibility of all golfers to look after the conditions of the golf course and repair the damage you have made by:
Repairing your pitch marks.
Replacing your divots on the course, use the available divot boxes to repair
divots on the teeing ground.
Raking the bunkers after use.
What will remain?
While we are moving into a new phase, government steers are that the pandemic
is far from over, and we must continue to take personal responsibility for
limiting the spread of the infection.
While no longer a legal requirement, I will request that golf members and visitors
wear a mask when in indoor spaces (e.g. the Clubhouse/Pro Shop). As you will
understand, I have a small team of employees, and I am responsible for the
well-being of my staff, members and visitors alike. This is a precautionary
measure that I hope we will be able to lift in the future.
We will also retain in place the following measures:
Hand wash and sanitiser stations (additional hand sanitiser stations will
be available for use on the
Sneeze Screen at the shop counter.
Practice Areas and Lessons
Practice areas, including chipping green, putting green and practice nets,
will operate without any restrictions on the number of users.
Changing rooms and Toilet facilities
Changing rooms will remain closed for a further two weeks. Toilet facilities
will remain to be accessible from the rear door of the building.
Competitions and Scoring
Competition and scoring for handicap functions, including the registration
process, handling and submitting of scorecards will revert to normal (scorecards
must again be exchanged between
golfers and both players must sign the card).