2020 Season Updates

By June 16, 2020News

The Ingersoll Golf Club Management Team would like to share our current plan including updates for golf during the 2020 season. As expected, for the safety and well-being of those arriving at Ingersoll Golf Club there will be several changes to normal operating procedures that we must enforce and follow. This is the outline of what we will use as precautionary measures. They will change over time in response to government regulations and as we gain more experience as the situation evolves. Currently the golf club is open for play.

Services at the Club

  • The Pro shop will be open and will permit 1 group (max of 4 people) inside the shop at a time.
  • Please wait for the staff to permit entrance and follow physical distancing guidelines while waiting in the queueing area marked outside the Pro shop.
  • Purchases can be also made over the phone and curb-side pick-up available.
  • Takeout for On-course food & beverage service will be available by ordering through the beverage cart server. The beverage cart will be following the usual course route and will be available to deliver on course. Alternatively, you can order from the server stationed near the BBQ hut adjacent to the 16th tee.
  • The driving range (when open) and the putting green will not be available for practicing, unless within 10 minutes of your tee time.
  • The clubhouse dining room, and bar are currently closed however the deck and patio areas are open with restrictions based on capacity. Seating availability is on a first come first serve basis and we will not be offering tableside service at this time. To order food and drinks please speak to the staff at the BBQ hut. There is no access to these areas from the clubhouse, and please continue to practice physical distancing in these areas.
  • When using washroom facilities please enter through main doors, follow signage and exit using the doors in the men’s and ladies locker rooms.

Making a Tee Time

  • Please be aware that our walk-on tee time policy is suspended until further notice
  • All players will have to have a confirmed tee time before entering the property
  • Tee times can be booked online www.ingersollgolf.com or by calling the Proshop (519)485-3030 x 25
  • Tee times will be scheduled at a 10-minute interval
  • The first tee will open at 7:00am daily and will close at 7:00pm
  • Absolutely no back nine starts will be permitted. All holes are to be played in order. No exceptions will be made.

Arrival Process at the Club for Golfers with Booked Tee Times

  • Follow the parking instructions indicated upon entering.
  • Adhere to physical distancing practices at all times (minimum of 6’).
  • Golfers will be allowed access to the Club 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee times.
  • Staff will not remove or load clubs or equipment from or into vehicles or onto carts.
  • Staff will not be washing golf clubs. Club storage will be unavailable. Entrance to the back shop area is strictly prohibited.
  • Members are responsible for getting and returning their own power caddies and three wheel carts. Staff will not be handling these items.
  • To start the range will be closed until able to safely operate and deemed allowed by government restrictions
  • The range will then be available for a 10-minute warm up starting 15 minutes prior to your tee time.
  • Alternatively – The putting green will be accessible for 10 minutes but only to the next group on the 1st tee.
  • Power carts are available (but not guaranteed). Members of the same household can share power carts. If golfers are not in the same household they can be provided with a clear divider to separate cart occupants. This divider must remain in place for the duration of the round.
  • Pull carts will be available for rental and will be sanitized before and after each use. Please return to area indicated – This is located by the scoreboard at the first tee
  • On-course washrooms are unavailable

On Course

  • Adhere to physical distancing practices at all times (minimum of 6’).
  • There will not be any bunker rakes, water fountains, shoe brushes, bag racks or ball washers on the course.
  • Divot boxes will not be on course. Please replace your own divots.
  • Play a preferred lie in the bunkers.
  • Flagsticks are not to be touched. Each pin will be fitted with a cup lid that allows safer retrieval of your ball from the cup by it not dropping to the bottom of the hole.

General Procedures

  • Adhere to physical distancing practices at all times (minimum of 6’).
  • Use hand sanitizer provided upon entering.
  • You must not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your tee time.
  • Properly dispose of any used sanitary wipes or PPE in garbage bins provided.
  • If you do not abide by the Club’s COVID-19 protocols, you will be required to leave immediately. It is important for everyone to follow these protocols so the Club can keep the course open for all golfers to enjoy.
  • Additional, infractions will be subject to immediate review and possible suspension of privileges
  • No cash will be accepted for payment. Debit, credit and member accounts are the only type of payments that will be accepted

Staff

  • Club Staff will adhere to physical distancing practices at all times (minimum of 6’).
  • Proper hand hygiene and use of PPE, as appropriate, will be required to ensure that safe practices are followed.

 

Further details about the Club’s COVID-19 protocols that will be required for us to operate during this pandemic will be available as we implement changes and procedures for staff and customer safety.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority at Ingersoll Golf Club. Therefore, strict adherence to our COVID-19 protocols is expected and required of all members and staff and will be strictly enforced. Together, we will work for the safety of everyone at our Club.

Any concerns can be made to James Langford, Director of Operations via email jlangford@ingersollgolf.com

 

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