From Dan Lucking, General Manager: I hope that you are all safe and well and trust that you are looking forward to getting back out on the golf course.
As you may appreciate, the beginning of 2021 has not gone to plan: the weather has been shocking and the severity of the restrictions in place are far beyond what any of us could have expected.
At long last, however, we have had some great news and we can begin to focus on opening on March 29th.
Booking will be available to all Members within their current booking times meaning 7-day and Corporate Members on GG membership can book from March 8th.
Flexible and 5-day Members can book from March 15th; 25-34 year-old Intermediate Members can book from March 19th and 18-24 year-old Intermediates can book from March 22nd.
If you would like to change your category to receive longer lead booking times please contact us in the office.
The steps and dates as set out by the government are as follows:
- March 29: The golf club reopens for four-balls and takeaway food and drink;
- April 12th: Outdoor hospitality opens for groups up to six people on the patio and outdoor area;
- May 17th: The clubhouse opens for indoor hospitality for up to six people, 30-person outdoor hospitality and events can start to take place (with limited numbers);
- June 21st: All areas open without restrictions and large events can take place with no limitations.
Please note that these dates are based on the government guidelines and may change.
Elsewhere, we have plenty to look forward to: we are committed to providing our Members with the best possible experience at Pyrford and a huge amount of work has been taking place during lockdown, so that we have a very exciting summer ahead!
We have also finalised the schedule for Pyrford’s first “Race to Le Touquet” and there have been some exciting developments on the course outlined below in Richard’s update.
While the recent weather hasn’t been on our side, it has been a busy few months for Richard and his deputy Matt. They have been able to carry out the essential maintenance at a fantastic rate. Greens, tees and approaches have been tined and dressed with 60 tons of sand, followed by an application of high-quality fertiliser. As he says, the contractors have been back in force as we move ahead with our bunker renovation and redesign plan. Full details can be found on our website here: Pyrford bunker redevelopment front 9
I’m sure you will all agree, these changes will form the foundation of the improvement works at Pyrford and set the stage for a fantastic season ahead.
I would also like to thank all Members for their continued support. Following the government’s announcement on February 22nd, we now look forward to reopening as soon as possible, and welcoming you all back to the Club.