Dear Member,

With the ever changing information coming from the Scottish Government and Scottish Golf we will have to implement the following changes in the clubhouse. Please see below an update from the Government and Scottish Golf.

Update from Scottish Government and Scottish Golf:

The Scottish Government has published updated guidance for hospitality customers to reinforce key safety measures. This includes the need to maintain physical distancing and the strict limits on the number of households that can meet at a time – 8 people from up to 3 households indoors and 15 people from up to 5 households outdoors. While 4-balls from four households is permitted, it is important to note that this is not the case when members are inside the clubhouse. We recognise this will pose clubs with a significant challenge but ask for your cooperation in adhering to the latest guidance to ensure everyone can continue to enjoy clubhouses being open at a time when the virus is still in circulation. We would ask the membership to assist the staff when using the clubhouse facilities.

We will also move to table service in the lounge and dining room. This means that no one should queue at the bar. On entering the bar area the track and trace form should be signed and you should go straight to a table. A member of staff will come and take your order and bring your drink and/or food to your table. Please be patient as there may be times when there will be a short wait for service. It is important that social distancing is adhered to and that no tables are moved from the positions they have been placed. When anyone is going to a table they should not stop to talk to any other person as again it breaches the social distancing guidelines. Although 4 balls are allowed on the course, when in the clubhouse there should only be members of 3 households at any one table (socially distanced).

The Bar Manager and her staff have authority to make sure that members are observing these rules. Everyone is reminded that all our staff should be treated with respect if on any occasion they feel that members are not complying with the government guidelines.

On a slightly cheerier note last Saturday we held our Championship finals which was the culmination of a busy week of match-play golf. There was some great golf played during the week and it was good to see so many people watching all the games. I am sure all the players appreciated the support. There was an informal presentation after all matches were completed and there are photos of the winners on the website. At this stage our normal presentation of prizes which is held in November is in doubt owing to the restrictions on numbers in the clubhouse. I will keep you up to date nearer the time when we have any new information from the governing bodies.

We are going to install a television in part of the lounge. This will be purely on a temporary basis until it is possible to open the TV lounge again. The sound will be muted and the control of the TV will be in the hands of the bar staff. There will be an area set aside as a TV area with seating arranged accordingly. Numbers will be limited to the seats available and no one should be standing watching the TV. Please be respectful of others who may be in the other part of the lounge for a drink or a meal.

Catering

Hello from the kitchen.

From 5pm on Friday until close on Sunday you can choose from our special Curry Menu. See the attached link for details:

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Please order at the time or to book a table call us on 0131 664 3009 Ext 4.

We look forward to seeing you.

Professional’s Day – Sunday 20th September

Places for this ever popular annual event are filling fast. Cost is £24 per team. Teams can be same sex or mixed (note: mixed teams will play in to the male category for scoring purposes). Entries can be submitted via the BRS booking system.

Not enough players for a team or are a new member and don’t know anyone? Pop in to the Pro Shop and Iain will be delighted to try and assist.

Brian Gorman

Captain

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