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.
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.
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.
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.
The rules of golf changed on January 1st this year. The R&A have put together a short video explaining 20 of the most important changes:
You can download a summary of these 20 “must know” changes, or members can pick up a new rules booklet from the clubhouse. Alternatively refer to the R&A website for more detailed information. You can even download the R&A Rules of Golf App onto your phone, so you have a copy of the rules with you at all times!