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Dear members,

On behalf of The Board and Management and staff we trust you are keeping well. 

We would like to thank all of our members for their support during this pandemic and advise that the Board & Management is working hard on a recovery plan to ensure the future of NBGC. The Board will meet this coming Friday via video conference to develop further strategies and devise a business plan going forward under the current circumstances. 

The key to this will be to keep a tight rein on our expenditure. This will be presented to members once our cash flow, government rebates and subsidies have been determined. We are awaiting the Federal Governments decision today on further stimulus to the economy with the key part being the “Jobkeepers Payment”. 

All of our greens staff are back at work with the exception of one. We are running a skeleton staff to wind down the Clubhouse affairs and carry out any tasks required during the shutdown. There are always things to be done and maintained even when closed. We are required to sanitize touch points, clean the toilets and monitor social distancing. 

For those of you who are playing golf we remind you to “show and go”

  • Please do not loiter after your round, leave the premises immediately. 
  • Please avoid touching surfaces where possible such as hand rails etc and observe washing your hands frequently before and after golf for 20 seconds. 

Gosh, I feel like your mother. 

We advise that the greens will not be cut over the long weekend to avoid overtime payments so here’s a tip, putt harder!! 

Next week we would like to include some details from members. We’ll call it “What’s Your Story”. Provide a brief outline of what you have been doing in isolation including some pics (let’s keep it clean, lol). So we don’t get inundated we will start with surnames beginning with “A”. Details on which email address to send your “Story” to will be announced next week. 

Golf Carts
Following a recent clarification from Golf NSW, we are pleased to confirm that 2 people living together may now choose to share a cart on our wonderful Golf course which is in such great condition.  

Bluewater Grill
The Bluewater Grill will be operating for take-away meals lunchtime and dinner, after Easter, at a date to be advised. Please support Tanya, Will and the team.

To help with some commonly asked questions we are currently getting asked, here is a list of FAQ's top help you out. The updated Temporary rules are also available on the website here.

Can I travel in the Cart with someone who doesn't live with me?
It is only allowed to share a cart with people that live with you, for health and safety. All other cart users must ride alone.

How many bags can a cart carry?
Only one bag per cart. A cart carrying 2 bags is not allowed.

Can visitors use the Golf Course?
Playing golf at Nelson Bay Golf Club is still restricted to Members only as a precaution, intended to manage the risk of infection from visitors. This is regrettable but considered necessary to protect our Members as best we can.

Can I join/ re-join as a member if I am not current?
Yes you can. Please visit the members section of our website here to download the forms and submit them to us via email.

Will there be comps for members upcoming in the near future? Or just social play?
At present, no competitions, but this will be reviewed by the Match Committee periodically.

What are the Golf times available? 
Each day an 18 hole and 9 hole golf course will be open for play. Golf will be played in 7 minute intervals from 7am to midday for 18 holes and 2pm for 9 holes each day. Time sheets are available online for bookings through to Sunday, 12th April, 2020. 

How do I book in for Golf? 
Call the The Pro Shop or book online. The Pro Shop will be open from 6.45am and close at 4.30pm. All hire carts are to be returned by 4pm. This could change depending on demand. NB. Only book if you are absolutely sure you are going to play.

What are the Green fees?
Green fees will be $13 for 18 holes and $8 or 9 holes.

By following the guidelines we hope that our members enjoy some exercise and fresh air, while remaining safe and well.

Peter Power

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