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Thursday, 26 March 2020

GOLF UPDATES IN VIEW OF COVID-19

Dear Members and Guests,

In compliance with the latest social distancing measures by the authorities, the Club will be putting in place further measures on the Golfing side to protect the safety and well-being of all our members, guests and staff.

We seek your kind understanding and implore you to exercise social responsibility. A collective effort is needed in this fight against the virus and we urge you to support and comply with the Club measures.
 
1. All local reciprocal and access club arrangements are suspended with effect from 30 Mar 2020 (Mon) till further notice.

2. All Club competitions and events such as the OCC Captain & Lady Captain's Cup, April Monthly Medal and OCC Maifest are cancelled till further notice.

3. During inclement weather when play is suspended, golfers are advised to leave the Clubhouse to avoid overcrowding and prolonged close contact.
4. Safe Distancing for Buggies

We are aware that some golf clubs have implemented one-golfer per buggy use. Due to constraints of a limited number of buggies for use on our 27-hole golf course, the Club has started installing a divider in our buggy to separate the 2 golfers sitting in the same buggy. The buggies are being fitted as and when the supply arrives and we seek your patience and understanding. 

We seek your cooperation to drive carefully and the driver does not switch seats with the passenger sharing the same buggy. The dividers will be cleaned and disinfected after every round of 18 holes.  

All golfers are responsible for the use of the buggies and the Club will not be liable for any reckless use.

 
5. Reminders for Golfers on the Golf Courses

• Golfers are encouraged to wear their putting gloves when removing the flag stick and when raking bunkers. One of the changes in rules in 2019 is that golfers will no longer have to take out flagstick when putting. Golfers are encouraged to do so to reduce contact of any form.
• Mini pin flags on the practice putting greens have been removed to reduce contact.
• Practise no hand-shaking.


6. Friday Golf Bookings to be held outside Aranda Lounge

With the closure of Aranda Lounge from 26 Mar (Thu), at 2359 hours till 30 Apr (Thu), Friday golf bookings will be held outside Aranda Lounge at 5pm. Members will be issued queue numbers from 3pm onwards. After collecting the queue numbers, members are advised not to congregate around the area. There should be no more than 10 people around the golf booking area at any one time.
Other Golf News

GOLF • Deferment of Golf Course Upgrading

The OCC golf course upgrading project was targeted to commence in April 2020. Due to the unexpected COVID-19 outbreak and feedback from members requesting for more golfing tee-times, this upgrading project will be deferred to 11 August 2020Read more here>>

GOLF • Social Games Booking (10 - 12 Apr 2020)

Booking of social games for Good Friday on 10 Apr 2020 (Fri) and the weekend after Good Friday (11 & 12 Apr) will open on 3 Apr 2020 (Fri).

Social Games Booking (18 & 19 Apr 2020)
In view of 10 April (Fri) being a public holiday (Good Friday), walk-in booking of social games for 18 & 19 April (Sat & Sun) will open on 9 April (Thu) at 5pm instead of the originally scheduled 10 April (Fri). The walk-in booking will be held at Aranda Lounge. Read more here>>

GOLF • Greens Hollow-Tining Work

Dendro and Vanda courses will be closed for greens hollow-tining and sand topdressing for a few days in Apr 2020Read more here>>

GOLF • Mar & Apr 2020 Golf Events & Golf Course Maintenance Schedule

To help golfers plan their golf games ahead, we are pleased to provide a schedule of the Club & Private Golf Tournaments as well as Golf Course Maintenance schedule in Mar & Apr 2020. Please note that there may be limited time slots for golfing during these days. For enquiries and bookings, please contact the Golfing Department at 6750 2111 or email golfregistration@orchidclub.com. Read more here>>

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