I hope that this update finds you all well and not too bored with the continuing enforced lockdown.
We are all hoping that with the progress being achieved with the vaccine delivery there will be some relaxation of the Covid related restrictions in the near future, hopefully in March. There is some speculation that a roadmap will be published in late February setting out how the country will exit these restrictions and please rest assured that, as soon as there is any definite news, I will write out again with details of when the club house, bowls green and course will re-open. As with the previous lock downs we will aim to re-open the course to members only initially and then extend access to guests and then visitor’s dependant on the uptake of tee times by members.
I am sure that members will also be very aware of the flooding the course has continued to suffer on the back of the severe flooding just before Christmas when the grounds building was breached causing extensive damage to equipment and machinery. Neil and his team have been working hard restoring the pathways, which were damaged as well as progressing the clear up around the course and in the grounds building and we are equally making good progress with the insurance claim but I feel that I need to warn members that a lot of our machinery needs extensive repairs and/or replacement and this will take time and could have some impact once the course re-opens but every effort will be taken to minimise this.
Following my last update in early January where I laid out that the next club AGM will include a debate on whether there should be any rebate to members in recognition of the lockdown over the last 11 months I received a small number of messages supporting the fact that consideration will be given to this matter and I want to thank those members for their comments.
Chairman, Ramsey Golf and Bowls Club