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COVID-19 Response to Members 23 March 2020

 

Dear Members,

It’s difficult to know what to do to act ‘responsibly’ during this time. Daniel Andrews’ has a story which is a stark reminder about how easy it is to spread the virus – a group of friends acted ‘selfishly’ by holding a dinner party – most of the guests became infected by the end of the meal. On the other hand, our wonderful game can be played relatively safely under the current social distancing requirements.

The Committee has decided therefore, effective immediately, all formal competitions will be postponed. We’ll be revisiting this decision in mid-April.

Instead, for as long as we can still use the golf course, the intention is gather informally for social games as you wish. We will try to get assistance from the pro shop to facilitate this more easily. If you choose to play at the course, please adhere to the guidelines set out by both the government and the Albert Park golf course management team. And from the Club’s perspective this also means:

·      Playing in groups of only two

·      No updates to Golflink or the recording of results using our OneGolf computer

·      No swapping of cards – mark your own card. Use the pro shop’s cards if you must use a card at all

We realise that this will impact how we operate as a Club, but we will try to stay connected via WhatsApp, emails, newsletters etc. We have a terrific group of women in our Club. We will get through this.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this time.

Committee

Albert Park Women’s Golf Club

On the Ball for Cancer

 

Albert Park Women’s Golf held their annual charity day recently. Each year a charity is selected and this year the Committee selected Ovarian Cancer Australia (OVA) as the nominated charity in memory of one of our members, Clare Fidler, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Clare was a very popular member and active committee member with the club for many years and had been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer over 20 years ago.  She is greatly missed by us all so it was fitting to remember her in this way.

The charity day, held at the Albert Park Golf Course on Tuesday 18 November saw members and their guests enjoy perfect weather for their golf day. They played a fun Ambrose Pairs event which was followed by a delicious lunch of Paella provided by YUM Catering.

Overall, the club raised a whopping $1,230 to help support OVA with much needed funds! A big thank you to everyone involved.