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Garmony Open – postponed

Garmony Open – postponed

Scottish Golf guidelines do not currently permit the running of Open competitions, and so we have had to cancel the Garmony Open which was scheduled for this weekend.

We hope that restrictions will ease sufficiently to allow us to play it later in the season.

Meanwhile if members would like a competitive round of golf on Sunday then turn up at 1pm and we will run something.

Apologies for having to delay the much anticipated Garmony Open but we have no choice.

Hopefully see you Sunday 1pm.

Reopening guidelines

Reopening guidelines

1 . Competitions will resume on the 25th June 2020.

2. Play is initially restricted to members only.

3. There is no need to complete the signing in book.

4. The club house will initially remain closed so if you have clubs in there please access it only to collect them and take them home.

5. Before play please wash your hands. As the clubhouse will be closed please do this before you leave home.

6. Hand sanitiser will be made available outside the club, please use this before playing. It is fairly watery so please use carefully.

7. 4 people can only play at the same time if they are from a maximum of 3 households. To avoid congestion around a tee box please do not approach if someone is already on it.

8. Social distancing to be maintained at all times whilst on the course and no customary shaking of hands is allowed.

9. Please leave the flag in and do not touch it. Retrieve your ball with your gloved hand from the hole. Inserts have been put in each hole so the ball does not fall to the bottom. Once your ball touches the material it is classed as being in the hole. With friendly play consider more gimmees and not putting out from short distances.

10. Guidance remains that you can travel locally to play.

Covid-19: Notice to Members

Covid-19: Notice to Members

As we are all aware the situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and there has been much discussion between committee members and our partners along with research into current health guidelines. As a result the following will apply for the club:

1. Day to day playing of golf will go ahead as normal with obvious precautions as to numbers playing and contact etc. The decision to play will be entirely yours but I for one will be playing as much as possible once the course is fit to play.

2. All competitions have been suspended and I hope to play the most important ones later in the year. This includes the Garmony Open, the Anniversary open, the Glenforsa Quaich and a team match against Tobermory.

3. We cannot guarantee the cleanliness of the club house so in line with other clubs the club house is closed until further notice. You may have to go in to retrieve clubs etc but it is requested after that you avoid going in. If you do then it is at your own risk.

4. The planned work day has been cancelled. Myself and Ian will start tomorrow with work on the course but we will work apart. We have all the new signs, flags, and plastic pathway along with new scorecards and tags; and the mower is ready to go.

5. Eagle Watch has been cancelled and is unlikely to restart this year.

6. The other groups that have used the club house over the winter will not be allowed use until further notice.

The overall message is wherever possible keep playing golf but be sensible and if possible please go ahead with your renewals and hopefully during the season at some stage we will get back to normal.

If you have any queries or concerns please get in touch.

Club Captain

Mull Eagle Watch 2020

Mull Eagle Watch 2020

Statement from Mull Eagle Watch 2020:

The partnership which runs the award winning Mull Eagle Watch project (Mull & Iona Community Trust, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry & Land Scotland & Police Scotland) has taken the decision to postpone indefinitely the opening of this year’s Mull Eagle Watch in light of Government advice regarding the current coronavirus pandemic.
The situation will be kept under regular review and if anything significant changes or improves we may be able to reconsider how best to adapt the season to allow responsible eagle viewing whilst ensuring our visitors and staff remain safe. This decision has been taken in consultation with our brilliant host site at Craignure Golf Club and our hardworking booking partners at VisitScotland Craignure.
Please stay tuned to Twitter @MullEagleWatch & @skyeandfrisa for all the latest news on how the sea eagles are faring this breeding season and any other updates regarding the project. Thank you to everyone for their support and we hope to be back with you and open for business at some point in the future.

100 club draw 2020

100 club draw 2020

100 Club

The draw for the 100 Club was made at the AGM last week, and the winners this year are as follows:

First prize (£300): Susan Skeates
Runner up (£100): Ben Wilson
Runner up (£100): Richard Dewar

Thanks to everyone that bought a ticket. Proceeds from the draw will be used for essential maintenance to greenkeeping equipment.

You can download the 100 Club Rules.

Course Closure 19-21 Aug

Course Closure 19-21 Aug

Due to essential maintenance work on both the bridge and the car park the course and clubhouse will be closed from Monday 19th August to Wednesday 21st August.

During those times there will be no access to the car park as it is anticipated there will be construction equipment and surfacing and bridge strengthening material taking up most of the area.

We hope to reopen on Thursday 22nd and apologise for any inconvenience it causes.

MBS Garmony Open 21st July

MBS Garmony Open 21st July

On Sunday 21st July at 1pm Craignure Golf club is hosting the MBS Garmony open. This year the event is kindly sponsored by Mull Building Supplies and the format is stroke play with full handicap with one overall winner.

First prize is £100 with second and third prizes of £60 and £40 along with golfing related prizes and a nearest the pin competition.

It’s open to all with a recognised handicap and the entry fee is just £10.

Please get in touch if you need any more information.

Johnny Paton

Johnny Paton

It is with much sadness that we must report the death of our chairman, the Rev Johnny Paton. Johnny had been at the “helm” and kept us on an even keel (he loved a good analogy!) for more than 4 years. He always had a clear vision for the club – he was instrumental in navigating us through the recent clubhouse refurbishment, and in plotting our route to a brighter future.

Johnny loved his golf, playing off a very respectable 14 handicap, and he could often be seen on the course competing in club events – so long as they didn’t interfere with his Sunday “day job”. He was justifiably proud of becoming club champion last September.

Johnny will be a huge loss to the golf club, and indeed across the whole island community. Our thoughts are with his wife Cathy and the rest of the family.