Lymphoma Canada and The Country Club are committed to the health and safety of the Par for the Cure golfers. In addition to carefully following government regulations, here is what we are doing to ensure everyone’s safety at our upcoming event.
- Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your scheduled tee time.
- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available to everyone at the welcome table near the entrance.
- Par for the Cure will have pre-scheduled, foursome by foursome, designated tee-off times rather than a shot-gun start. This will help ensure that proper social distancing practices are followed.
- Golf carts will be allocated at a ratio of 1 cart per 2 players.
- Raffle ticket numbers will be provided via email, and the draw will be conducted by a number randomizer at the close of the event. Winners will be announced on the day following the tournament and prizes will be shipped to the winners.
- All on-course prizes and tournament winners will be announced the day following the tournament via email. Winners will receive their prizes by mail.
- Practice facilities (driving range, putting green, and short game areas) are open to golfers with booked tee times 20 minutes prior to their tee time. The putting green will house our putting contest.
- Participants will be able to enjoy on-site hospitality from designated areas. Clubhouse restaurant and patio areas will be available on a foursome by foursome basis before and/or after golf (except for select properties where government restrictions apply). The beverage cart will not be in circulation.
- This year’s gala dinner has been suspended.
- Someone will greet you at the property entrance to stop vehicles and inform golfers of protocols prior to teeing off.
- All participants must be pre-registered and have a tee-off time assigned.
- Golfers can check in no more than 20 minutes before their tee time.
CLUBHOUSE AND FACILITIES
- Clubhouse and facility access will operate following all provincial guidelines and health measures, which may differ by Club and throughout the season.
- Clubhouse entrance points shall be limited.
- Wherever possible, doors will be propped open to minimize touchpoints.
- Local management has determined the appropriate location of the emergency first aid equipment to ensure accessibility with current property modifications.
- Designated washrooms will be available. Non-essential supplies will be removed.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available outside of washrooms and in public areas.
- Kleenex will be available in washrooms and public areas.
CHECK-IN AND PREPARATION FOR PLAY
- Participants will be directed to a specified drive-up check-in area upon arrival (30 minutes ahead of their tee time).
- Event gifting packages will be placed in the trunk of your car by a staff member or convener at the check-in area.
- Golfers should check-in with the starter 5-10 minutes prior to their tee time.
- Credit and debit are the preferred payment options for items at the event.
- Golfers will be provided an orientation of local rules, safety precautions, and golfer responsibilities.
- Scorecards and pencils will be provided by the starter at the first tee on request.
- Practice facilities (driving range, putting green, and short game areas) are open to golfers with booked tee times 20 minutes prior to their tee time.
- Driving Range:
– Driving range stations will be spread out at least 4 meters apart with distinct separation between stations.
– Golf balls shall be stacked in pyramids to minimize touchpoints
– All range balls shall be cleaned, with water and soap, after every pick-up prior to making them available for golfers.
- Putting Green/Short Game areas:
– The putting green will be used to host our putting contest. Passport holders can enter this contest before teeing off for the tournament.
– Pins shall be modified with a nail or spike. No holes shall be cut in putting green.
– All bunker rakes shall be removed.
GOLF CART MODIFICATIONS
- All golf carts will be staged in designated areas.
- Bag service will not be available. Golfers shall load/unload their own golf bags onto carts.
- Only one person per golf cart permitted unless they are from the same household.
- Coolers will be available on golf carts and ice is available with purchased beverages. Bringing outside alcohol onto Club property is strictly prohibited.
- Participants will be asked to clean the cart after use by putting all items in the bins provided at the cart return area.
- Employees will clean and disinfect all golf and pushcarts before and after use.
- Rental clubs are available for $65. These must be reserved ahead of time.
- Club cleaning and bag storage will not be available.
- Locker rooms and shower facilities are closed.
ON COURSE MODIFICATIONS
- A touchless golf ball retrieval system may be used.
- Flagsticks will be labeled ‘do not touch’ and golfers will be instructed to keep flagsticks in the hole at all times.
- Once a golfer commences putting, it is recommended that the golfer continues until the ball is holed.
- Ball washers and course furniture will be removed, where possible.
- Bunker rakes will be removed from the course and these areas will be temporarily played as lift, clean, and place. Golfers will be asked to use their foot to smooth footprints as they exit a bunker.
- Staff will tour the golf course periodically to ensure policies and procedures are being followed. This includes but is not limited to alcohol consumption, social distancing, golf course local condition rules, and pace of play.
- Weather events such as frost, lightning, or heavy rain may cause delays in accessing the property. Golfers are advised to contact the golf shop at the club for the most up-to-date information about safe arrival timing and tee time scheduling.
- During a weather event such as lightning, a horn will sound. Golfers should seek shelter in an area where safe physical distancing can be maintained, preferably in their golf cart or by returning to their vehicle. The clubhouse will not be available. When the weather event has passed, a horn will sound the all-clear for golfers to return to their positions on the course. Golfers may return to their position on the course while maintaining a safe physical distance from others. Three horn blasts will sound to signal play to resume.
- Golfers leaving the course due to inclement weather but not during a full suspension of play, may not be able to safely resume their round. Rain checks can be provided.
- Pre-packaged confectionery items and drinks will be available for sale before and after a round of golf.
- Employees will not handle re-usable bags or containers, including water bottles, from customers.
- Clubhouse restaurants and patios are not available at this time.
ON COURSE HOSPITALITY
- Water coolers will not be available on course. A water station will be available at a designated location to refill personal reusable containers.
- No beverage cart service will be available on course. The halfway house or another food and beverage outlet will be available for the sale of confectionery items and drinks.
GENERAL BEST PRACTICES
PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS
- Stay home if you or anyone you live with:
– Are feeling unwell,
– Are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms,
– Are waiting for test results,
– Traveled outside Canada within the past 14 days,
– Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19,
– Received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone,
– Been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate.
- Practice respiratory etiquette, including coughing and sneezing into your arm. Dispose of tissues immediately into trash receptacles.
- Wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid contact with face and eyes with unwashed hands.
- Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes, and instead, greet with a wave.
- Avoid contact with high-frequency touchpoints.
- Always maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from others (one flagstick length).
- Maintain a safe distance while handing goods and making transactions.
- Protective barriers shall be used to protect cashiers and customers in payment transaction areas.
- Observe floor markings and barriers to maintain proper traffic flow and physical distancing between customers where line-ups can form.
- A mask or face covering is mandatory while waiting in line for any amenity or service, both inside and outside.
- All government guidelines for maximum occupancy and group gatherings will be enforced.
MASK WEARING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!