Playing Golf at Parkstone
Based on the recent recommendations from the R&A, England Golf and the Government, Parkstone Golf Club has made a decision to take the following percussions to minimise the risk to all who enjoy our wonderful golf course during this challenging time – This page will be updated as and when new information is made available.
We wish to further reiterate the importance of social distancing on the course and around the Club premises, as per the current Government guidelines. We also have prepared this “ Social Distancing on the course” – poster, which can also be found inside the Starters Hut. Please be particularly mindful of the recommended social distancing measures on and around the 1st tee, as this is often a location for social gatherings before play.
Cups & Flagsticks
Flagsticks are left in as normal, but the cups have been slightly modified (see below) so that players are still able to putt out and complete the hole.
These solutions have been implemented to reduce any unnecessary touching of the cup and we are also are asking all players to avoid touching the flagstick as much as possible. Please also take extra care when removing the ball from the hole, only touching your own playing equipment where possible.
Putting Green & Practice Nets
All flagsticks have been removed from the putting green for the time being.
All golf balls have been removed from the practice nets to avoid any unnecessary touching of commonly shared playing equipment.
Rakes & Bunkers
All rakes removed, but the bunkers will remain in play.
Bunkers are a type of hazard and getting out of them should be a challenge. As golfers we all understand that footprints in the sand, rake marks and other surface inconsistencies are a cause of aggravation and would therefore be asking anyone playing out of the bunkers to do what they possibly can to “clean” the bunker afterwards, using your shoes or golf club – please consider other players on the course.
All golf ball washers have been taken out of action
All bins have been removed from the course for the time being and would ask all players to dispose of their litter in the appropriate manor. For example, you may wish to consider bringing a plastic bag with you for litter when playing.
Please take the above measures into consideration when playing and stay safe.