Yallourn Golf Club

Dear Members,

 

After yesterday's COVID-19 update from the State Government and Golf Australia, the YGC Committee needs to advise that the golf course will be closed until further notice.

While we understand that this is another inconvenience at this difficult time, it is necessary in order to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19.

Golf Australia updated clubs yesterday and provided the following advice for golf clubs in Victoria:

"It is GA’s recommendation that, based on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services directive issued as part of the Victorian Government’s Stage 2 restrictions regarding COVID-19, all Victorian golf clubs and facilities should close as soon as practicable until April 13, 2020".

"The directive that prohibits social sports gatherings applies to golf clubs and facilities, which are classified as ‘recreational facilities’ under clause 5 of the directive". 

Unfortunately this directive also includes social golf on the course, until we receive further advice from the State Government and Golf Australia. We are currently seeking clarification on the term 'social golf' and whether this includes individual practice rounds. In the meantime, we must advise that the course is closed to all play.

Remember that each and every one of us must do our bit to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

STAY SAFE AND STAY HOME!

We will continue to keep you updated via email and social media with any further developments as they come to hand.

Regards,

YGC Committee

 

 

Dear Members,

In light of the Federal Government's new restrictions on social gatherings, we felt it was important to notify all members of changes that will need to occur to the way in which we conduct business at YGC.

As of 12:00pm Monday 23rd March, the Government placed bans on all non-essential gatherings, including licensed venues, bars, restaurants and cafes. Being a licensed venue, YGC's clubhouse falls into this category. This means that the bar will be CLOSED until such restrictions are lifted.

YGC will still be holding golf competitions, with certain restrictions put in place in an attempt to minimise the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The changes are detailed below:

- Players will need to mark their own scorecard and confirm scores with marker after play of each hole.

- NO raking bunkers smooth out with your foot or club after playing out of a bunker.

- Leave the flagstick in hole - DO NOT touch or remove. 

(A device will be placed in the cup to restrict the ball from falling below the level of the cup to ensure that you will not need to touch the flagstick)

- Drop your scorecard in the box provided at the completion of your round. Ensure that you have signed your own card only. Results will be uploaded in due course. 

- Only 1 PERSON per golf cart.

- Competition fees will be $10.00 - This will need to be paid in cash. Money to be placed in an envelope with your name, GolfLink number and date. Envelopes to be placed in the green fee box in the Spike Bar.

- Only 1 person in the Spike Bar at any one time - SOCIAL DISTANCING.

As per our last COVID-19 update, if you are unwell, or experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, you must NOT attend the golf club and should seek medical advice immediately. If you have recently returned from overseas, you might also be at risk.

Golfers must continue to avoid all physical contact with others, including hand shaking, hugging and kissing before and after your round. Golfers must also remain at least 1.5 metres apart to further reduce the spread of infection.

Remember that each and every one of us must do our bit to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

We will keep you updated via email and social media with any further developments as they come to hand.

Thank you for your support,

YGC Committee

Par 5 - 455 meters. A challenging opening hole with an undulating fairway. A par here is a great start to this challenging course. The drive requires an accurate shot to the left of center fairway to leave the big hitters a chance to go for the green in two. For the average golfer a short iron to the bottom of the valley leaves a blind uphill shot to the long, narrow green. Anything right will catch the deep bunkers. Play for safety, keep your approach shot to the left and you may be rewarded with a friendly bounce and roll onto the green leaving a chance for birdie.

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