Pitch and Putt Level 3 Update

The below message has been issued by PPI President Mervyn Cooney. All Dublin clubs and registered players please take note and please adhere to the guidelines.

At a time when the levels of Covid 19 is not where we want it to be, it is essential that all Clubs and Boards operate in accordance with the following guidance and in doing so continue to show the high levels of safety consciousness that has been a feature since reopening and has allowed the successful staging of many Competitions.

It is essential that all Club and Board officers and club members familiarise themselves with these guidelines, and play their part in ensuring our sport remains open and accessible at this uncertain time.

Pitch and Putt members must not travel outside their county of residence to play pitch and putt.

Clubs and Boards may continue activities but all participants must abide by the travel restrictions at Level 3

Members or their guests or staff members must stay away from the course or clubhouse if they have colds or symptoms of Covid 19

Physical distancing rules must be observed by all members both on the course in the car park and the clubhouse.

Personnel should be on hand to monitor adherence with physical distancing rules and the other rules laid out for players in this document.

Clubs and Boards must ensure that players names are recorded and the records must be kept for a minimum of 6 weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise

Those aged 70 and over and anyone medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others.

Clubhouse access should be confined to use of toilet facilities only.
There should be no social gatherings of any size at the club.

Players are not to touch the flag or flagstick.
Rakes to be removed from bunkers, players are asked to smooth bunkers with their feet or a club.

Further guidance will be issued to Clubs and Boards if the Government change the Level 3 status.

The NEC were giving consideration to the staging of the National Strokeplay on the weekend of the 24th 25th 26th October, but given the travel restrictions at Level 3 this is not possible, an update on this will follow later.