As a valued member of Kibworth Golf Club please see below our procedures at the club during these unsettled times. This is a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to follow government advice as it develops.
Please be assured that we are doing everything that we can to keep everyone safe.
Update 20th March re closure of clubhouse:
Unfortunately, as a consequence of the Government guidelines issued Friday 20th March, some of the plans we outlined earlier will have to change.
The course and Pro’s shop will remain open, as will access to the changing rooms, however the main clubhouse area will be closed from Saturday 21st March.
Unfortunately, the bar will have to close.
We shall continue to monitor the situation and respond to updates and guidelines as we receive them. Hopefully you will continue to support us and play golf if you feel able.
For the latest updates click here: 20200319 Gov.uk Coronavirus notice for locker room & toilets
Please click on the link for Coronavirus information : Statement on COVID from Golfnet Ireland 17th March 20
Message from Chairman, Mike Abrahams, 20th March 2020:
We would like to assure our members that we will do out utmost to keep the golf course open.
Martin & his team are doing a sterling job in keeping the course in great shape. Other parts of our club may face restrictions in the near future but the course will remain open for as long as possible.
We have laid out below a set of recommendations that we would like you to follow. These are based on advice from England Golf.
Golfers suffering from or showing symptoms of the COVID-19 infection must self-isolate and stay away from the golf club. The length of time spent in self isolation should be in line with government recommendations.
In general golf is a healthy pursuit played in the open air.
The risk to players, who are of good health and not classed in a vulnerable age category, is smaller than most other sports provided the expert advice is followed.
The vast majority of our members can continue to play at the club.
These are unprecedented and extremely tough times for golf, but we would ask all our members to adopt a common-sense approach.
Vulnerable groups or those with underlying health issues should heed government advice to self-isolate.
We have displayed public health posters in all washrooms and at entrances to the course and clubhouse.
To minimise social contact in locker rooms, members are permitted to change shoes in the car park.
We would encourage members to minimise cash transactions, card payments are preferred.
On the course, golfers should try to maintain a minimum distance of two metres between themselves and playing partners. Take care to adhere to this on teeing grounds and greens.
Golfers should consider playing in smaller groupings.
Common courtesies- handshakes and embraces in accordance with accepted etiquette of the game- are to be avoided. Offering a thumbs up or some other form of friendly greeting should be used as an alternative.
Greenkeepers will remove pins from the practice putting green.
Course Conditions Effective from Saturday 21st March
Bunkers will be raked by the Greens Staff first thing in the morning, bunker rakes will then be removed. Players are asked to smooth over bunkers with their club or shoe as best they can.
Flags are to be left in holes at all times, the cups will be modified to ease removal of players’ balls.
The ball washers on the tees are not to be used.
Waste bins are not to be used.
The compressed air lines will be switched off to avoid hand contact, please clean your shoes and trollies at home.
Some competition formats may be changed to reduce playing group sizes.
The driving range will remain open. The bays & ball machine will be cleansed every evening. The door to the bays will remain wedged open. If you do not wish to use a basket, please bring a carrier bag to dispense your balls in.
Mike Bent has guaranteed that so long as the course is open the Pro Shop will continue to operate as normal. The Pro Shop team are committed to maintaining a strict standard of hygiene and continued cleaning.
- Please do not congregate in the Pro Shop prior to teeing off, 2/3 members at any one time is enough.
- Please use contactless payments whenever possible.
- Mike’s group lessons with juniors will continue with some modifications. They will not be held on the putting green or the covered driving range.
Catering & Bar
At present, the clubhouse will remain open.
Saturday & Sunday:
Food to be ordered at the hatch and may be taken into the clubhouse or eaten outside.
Ordering at the bar will remain as normal.
The kitchen will remain closed, however sandwiches, pies and pasties etc will be available from the fridge. A microwave is also accessible.
The coffee machine will be serviced daily.
Bar opening hours will be from 2.00pm with closing time dependant on demand.
Although the office will be staffed, members are asked to contact via telephone (0116 2792301/1) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) only, please.
Thank you for your co-operation.