Bi-Monthly Golf Course Update December 15th, 2020 Starting in July I began sending out a second monthly communication (in addition to the Forecaddie) that will be an update to the ongoing work on the golf course and any other timely operational information.
Credit Books expire soon! Credit books will expire on 12-31-2020, any monies left will electronically expire. All monies earned December 1st and after will go towards your 2021 credit book. Credit books may also be used to purchase range tokens or range cards.
Bunker rakes will remain in the bunkers after discussion with the greens committee. Raking the bunker is a matter of etiquette and not required by the rules of golf. Because we know there are players that do not want to touch the rake at this time, our local rule allowing the player to take relief for the lie of a ball in the bunker that is in divot or footprint will stay in place.
2021 Rate Sheets and Applications are available and ready for purchase as of Monday December 9th. Many new package options and benefits have been added! Community Snack Shack (Ed’s Dogs) - Plans are under way to create a grab and go golfers menu and to modify the facility to allow for a pick up window as well as a short term parking area to allow golfers to “drive through” for a quick stop that won’t delay pace of play. I will let you know as the plan develops and becomes ready for implementation.
Frost Delay Season is upon us so please check your Chelsea home page to see if your tee time has been delayed by frost. The information will be posted as close to 7am as possible. If there is a delay, we ask that you check with the pro shop to see if any time has been made if your tee time is later in the morning or early afternoon. Sand Containers will be added to the front nine at #6 tee and on the back nine to the restroom area at #15. There has been a delay form the manufacturer, but we will get them out as soon as they arrive.
COVID-19 guidelines were reviewed in the last Greens Committee meeting on October 7th and were updated for opening day October 20th. The changes are listed below. No additional changes are expected at this time.
o One golfer per cart is NO LONGER MANDATORY. Rental carts will no longer be complimentary and golfers will be charged for use of rental carts. o Rakes will be restored to the bunkers (see second comment above for specifics). o Sand bottles will be replaced on rental carts and on course sand containers will be filled and available. o Water cups will be available at the pro shop by the ice and water machine and in the restrooms at #15 tee. o Flagsticks will REMAIN IN PLACE. o Shotguns WILL NOT BE RESTORED at this time. o While some of the procedures have been relaxed, it has been observed that golfers are becoming lax in observing the utilization of masks and/or social distancing. We are fortunate that SBR has not experienced any severe issues with COVID, but please stay vigilant as we are not free of this issue yet! Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions relating to this information. Mike Jahaske Director of Golf SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club email@example.com