Below is a message from our Captain Roger Steel:-
Happy Easter to all and I hope you are able to celebrate in some way with your families at this
very special time in our Christian calendar. At least we have been blessed with some wonderful
Andrea and I will be enjoying the occasion with immediate family using some of this wonderful
technology that has taking off with most, but particularly us oldies at this time of isolation. In
particular, we will be welcoming a new addition to the family. Our youngest son and his wife have
given birth to a baby boy on Good Friday.
Golf has like all other everyday leisure activities gone on hold. So far we have had to cancel all
our matches and competitions up until the 1st June. This is very likely to be extended until Aug
but for now we will wait and see how things develop. To help stay relatively fit I am walking most
days (once a day for a maximum of an hour) and doing regular keep fit exercises for the over 70’s.
I also have a chipping net rigged to help improve my short game. So far not much has changed!
We have also decided to join the ‘Good Life’ and Andrea is busy planting vegetables enough to
sustain us for a year!
The Club continues to do what it can during these difficult times. In particular, Chris and his team
are able to continue with course maintenance. For those of you on Facebook you will have seen
the latest pictures and update from the Club Captain. Additionally, all of you will have been
contacted over the last week to check if all is well. Caroline has worked really hard to co-ordinate
this and I am pleased to say that this approach has been well received by all.
Mark, supported by the Committee, has been working tirelessly to ensure the Club is as well
placed as possible at the end of this pandemic, including applying for appropriate Government
financial lifelines that are aimed to help Clubs through this extremely difficult period. Also, a real
help has been the response from those members who are paying their fees early for next season.
You will have seen the Club’s Friday updates from Mark outlining the incentives for those who are
able to do this.
I hope all of you are well and adhering to Government guidelines designed to defeat this
pandemic. Early indications are that these measures are beginning to have an affect. Sadly, the
number of those dying continues to rise but these statistics lag a few days behind the overall
impact of the measures we are all taking. So, hopefully we should see these awful statistics start
to decline shortly.
If we all Stay Home, Protect the NHS we will save lives.
Do not hesitate to contact me for a chat or if there is anything I can help with.
Take care. I look forward to resuming our golf and seeing you all in the next few months.