Although there are no more legal restrictions for Covid 19, the committee has decided, (partly due to guidance from England Golf), that we will continue with the system that every member must book a tee time prior to arrival - you cannot just turn up.
Do not attend the Golf Course with COVID 19 symptoms!
Again, there is no legal requirement to do this, but it is basic common sense.
A group of senior members have played regularly on Wednesday mornings for many years. The system will allow anyone to book those tee times, but please do not book for that session unless you are 65 or over!
We are closing the course for a couple of sessions per week to allow Peter Thompson time to cut the fairways, mow the greens etc. We will do this by simply removing the tee times
When you access the MasterScoreboard Castlefields page, you will see that it is now restricted to password access.
Select your name from the drop down list and when you do this for the first time use the general password supplied to you by email.
I suggest that you check the Remember Me box and then click the Login button.
You will then be able to set your own password to something memorable.
Click on Future Competitions - near the top, towards the left and you will see a list of days for which bookings are available.
Click on the Book button for the day you want to play on.
Note : We have to use the same system for bookings for recreational golf and competitions, but the description of each day will help.
e.g. Recreational Midweek means recreational golf only;
Lockdown Programme 2020 - Medal 1 means a competition, but Members and Visitors are allowed to play on the course even if they are not taking part in the competition - competition entrants have priority.
At the moment, all bookings are for the 1st tee.
Choose your tee time and click on the Book button for that time and you can then add one or two other members if spaces are free.
When you have understood the instructions, please click the button below to login to the system.
You will probably find this link works better on a smartphone.
The online booking system has been tweaked slightly to allow a limited number of visitors per day - 1 or 2 per member depending on availability.
If not all the visitor slots places have been booked, and you pick a time with other spaces, then you will be able to select Visitor A, Visitor B, Visitor C etc as your partner or partners and add them to your booking.
Your visitor or visitors can pay the required green fee or fees by cash or online banking - using their name as reference.
Please go into the clubhouse to register your visitor in the book, which is a requirement for insurance purposes or you can email the details (date, member's name and visitor's name to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If your visitor is paying cash, there are some small envelopes in the clubhouse. Write the date, member's name and visitor's name on the envelope, enclosed the cash, and post it in the internal letter box to the left of the Gents changing room door.
You can cancel your own booking and you should do it as soon as you know that you have to so that the slot is freed up for someone else.
If you have booked for a fellow member, then they will have to cancel their own booking.
To cancel a Visitor's booking please contact Rob Moore or David Bartliff - contact details at the bottom of the page.
We are encouraging groups of up to 3 to keep the pace of golf as high as possible, but four-balls are not banned. Where is no facility to enter 4 names in the system - simply reserve a time for 3 people and do not worry about it!
We are trying to keep the tee booking system flexible, but at the moment we have to allow 10 minutes between times. This can be tricky at Castlefields where the first group can be round to the 7th tee before the last group has started.
Similarly, if you intend to come later than your booked time, it is ok
but you will need to give priority to those who started their rounds
Finally, despite what some members think it has always been acceptable for non-competitors to play when others are in a medal, stableford or bogey. They should just give priority to those in the competition.
I'm sure that if we all try to be flexible and friendly then this will
all work out very well.