Latest Updates / News

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Updated 5th November 2020 Lockdown v2.0


COVID-19 UPDATE-Course Closure

 

Dear Member,

Following Government guidance, from Thursday 5th November our Course, Clubhouse and Locker Room will be closed until 2nd December. England Golf however, are still lobbying parliament to have this decision overturned and we will keep you posted should this come into fruition. Please keep a close eye on our website and social media pages.
 
Unfortunately this means that no golf is permitted under any circumstances for members or visitors. We ask everyone to respect this decision.

 The locker room will also be unavailable during this time but should you wish to collect any equipment please contact me on (0191) 5811268-(0191)5812354 or email seahamgolfclub@btconnect.com to arrange a convenient time.
 
Although we won’t be open, refurbishment work will continue where possible in our bar, with the aim of having this completed ready for the lockdown ending  in December.
Dave Sharkey and his team will continue with their winter work schedule and use the current lockdown period to focus on these key areas-
  • Preparation of 6 new winter tees.
  • Install a lateral drain at the 3rd hole into a sump.
  • Spraying of greens due to current disease issue.
  • Carry out aeration work (meaning no disruption no members).
  • Preparing the course including roping off appropriate areas ready to recommence play on 2nd December.
Our Pro shop will also be closed during this 4 week period but Andrew and staff will be in attendance with the door locked. They will be contactable 8-4pm Monday- Friday.

I will continue to send out regular newsletter updates so please look out for information on the following in the coming weeks.

2021 Subscription feesLocker availability2021 FixturesAGMGreenkeepers Report-Jackpot Joker 2021
 
Stay safe everyone.
 
Michael Trippett
Seaham Golf Club Manager

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Updated 31st October 2020 AGM

Seaham Golf Club AGM

Dear Member,

Assuming no further lockdown restrictions are in place the Golf Club AGM will be held on Friday December 18th in the Clubhouse at 7pm.

Obviously things are going to be a little different this year as we have limitations to the amount of people who are physically allowed to attend.

With this in mind I would like to get a gauge of how many people want  to attend and once I have an idea of numbers I can  work with the management committee to agree a process of holding the meeting effectively. 

We also have the following Committee positions up for re-election.

Management Committee- 3 required.

Greens Committee – 3 required

Competitions Committee -2 required

Social Committee – 6 required

Handicap Committee- 3 required

 Please reply to this email with comments by Thursday 19th November if any of the below apply.

You would like to attend the AGM on the 18th December.

You have a question that you would like raising at the AGM.

You would like to propose yourself or someone else for one of the Vacant Committee positions above. (Please indicate a proposer and seconder).

I will also be in the office most days if you prefer to speak in person or you can call me on

(0191) 5811268 or (0191)5812354

Many Thanks

Michael Trippett

Seaham Golf Club Manager

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Updated 23rd October 2020 / The World Handicap System
The World Handicap System goes live on 2nd November 2020.
Early access to the World Handicap System (WHS) Golfer Platform, My England Golf, is now available to golf club members.
You can access the site by registering via the link below.
(You can obtain your CDH number by logging into Master Scoreboard and selecting the ‘My Golf’ section.)
Please note that Handicap Master have not yet updated the email information for Seaham Golf Club members due to a back log issue. Currently you will get and error message saying that you do not have an email address attached to your account. You will however, be able to see an indicative Handicap award.
Once registered and logged in to My England Golf, you will gain access to a new range of functions including:
WHS Handicap Index
WHS handicap record
Graphics highlighting the best eight scores from 20 (or the sliding scale formula used to calculate the index)
In addition, golfers will be able to interact with fellow golf club members around the country through features such as:
Inviting friends to join their online community
Viewing their position in the rankings at club, county and national level
Please also note that some recent competitions may not be included in your WHS handicap calculation and these will be updated in the final data transfer.
Players Guide to the World Handicap System
Regards
Paul Price
Handicap Secretary.

 

 

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Updated 17th October 2020 / New Bar

Bar/Clubhouse update. As many of you will have noticed, some excellent progress has been made with the refurbishment of our bar. The ‘demolition’ process is complete and we are now starting to form some of the new features. Our 2018 Captain Grant Dixon

and his team along with our Greens Chairman Paul Price have worked tirelessly to keep us on track to open for Masters weekend 14th November. Let’s hope that some of the current restrictions are relaxed by then to allow us all to enjoy our new facility.

 

 

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It is with great sadness to announce that a very well respected member and Treasurer of our Senior’s section Richard Reekie passed away yesterday following a recent and sudden battle with illness. Richard will be very sorely missed and everyone here at the Golf Club would like to pass on condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Richard.

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Updated 16th October 2020 /

Bar/Clubhouse update. As many of you will have noticed, some excellent progress has been made with the refurbishment of our bar. The ‘demolition’ process is complete and we are now starting to form some of the new features. Our 2018 Captain Grant Dixon and his team along with our Greens Chairman Paul Price have worked tirelessly to keep us on track to open for Masters weekend 14th November. Let’s hope that some of the current restrictions are relaxed by then to allow us all to enjoy our new facility. 

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Updated 4th October 2020 / Course Closed

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Updated 2nd October 2020 / Message from the Captain

Morning all, we have some inclement weather due tomorrow and I have made the decision to cancel Saturdays Competition and move it to next week instead. With this being one of the last competitions of the year I want our members to be able to play it with the best conditions possible. Please still book in for next week as normal as this weeks booking will not carry over. Finally if you’re not playing tomorrow, please remove your name from BRS. Thanks Peter

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Updated 30th September 2020 / COVID19 - UPDATE

Covid 19- Update. Here at Seaham Golf Club we have been following the advice of the government and England golf vigilantly to ensure the safety of our members and visitors since the outbreak of the virus. From the 30th September new local restrictions and laws have been implemented meaning the following changes will be made with immediate effect.

·         The Clubhouse will close until further notice. The planned refurbishment of the bar area will take place during this time to ensure we don’t have any further disruption when the restrictions are lifted.

·         The locker room will be open for toilet and hand washing facilities only with a maximum of 4 people allowed in at any one time. We ask that all members use this weekend to collect their golf equipment whilst observing the social distancing guidelines in place. Members and visitors must wear a face covering whilst in the locker room and must not congregate or socialise in the area.

. We will also be reinstating the requirement to  exit the course via the gate behind the 18th green.

·         The Government also advises that you should not meet with people you do not live with, unless they’re in your support bubble, in any outdoor public venues. This includes outdoor areas of venues (such as a beer garden) and areas directly outside of settings or venues, such as the pavement or road and parks. This applies to inside and outside of the affected local areas. With this in mind we ask our members and visitors to leave promptly upon completion of the round.

There are no changes to the guidance for playing golf please see recap below.

On the Course

 

  • Stay 2 metres apart from others at all times whilst on the tee, walking between holes and searching for balls. 
  • Do not touch stray balls. 
  • Do not touch the flagstick. 
  • Rakes will be removed from bunkers. If your ball lands in a bunker you should give yourself a preferred lie. Please then smooth over the bunker with your club or feet.
  • After the round
  • Do not shake hands with anybody.
  • General facilities 
  • Hand washing facilities and paper towels will be available in the locker room at all times.
  • Locker rooms will be sanitised at regular intervals.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be displayed prominently throughout the clubhouse, locker room and golf course.

Please be respectful and adhere to all of the restrictions we have in place as this is for your safety and the safety of others.

Please help us by following the guidelines above to ensure the continuation of the game we all love.

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Updated 25th September 2020 / COVID19 Rules

Following the new lockdown rules in effect from today.

Please continue to use the measures already in place respecting social distancing. 

 

  •  Face masks MUST be worn inside the premises whenever you are not sat at your table ( on arrival, going to the toilet and when leaving).
  •  We will continue to enforce Track and Trace , also implementing the track and trace new scan QR code which can been seen around the club please download the NHS COVID-19 app to use. 

➡️ Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details...

➡️ Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663

Find out more: covid19.nhs.uk

 

  • Table service ONLY now in place. Please remain seated and a member of staff will take and serve your drinks to your table. No standing at the bar. 

We will inform you through all our official media channels and website of any other updates/ changes.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding we will continue to do our best during these difficult uncertain times.

Stay safe and LET’S BEAT THIS TOGETHER

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Updated 23nd September 2020 / Seniors Open

The Seniors Open has been cancelled due to adverse weather.The clubhouse will also be closed

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Updated 22nd September 2020 / Seniors Open

The Seniors Open is still going ahead on Wednesday 23rd September with the usual golfing social distancing rules in place. The clubhouse will be open from 9am with a table service policy in operation. We ask that wherever possible members and visitors sit outside. Face covering are now also compulsory inside the clubhouse and locker room  except when consuming refreshments. Thanks 

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Updated 21st September 2020 / Seniors Captain Message

Message from Senior Captain

“On a Tuesday and Thursday the tee time slots between 9am and 10am are reserved for Senior Members on the BRS Booking System. We kindly ask that non-senior members refrain from booking these tee times 

 Thanks

Seniors Captain - David Wooff

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Updated 18th September 2020 / England Golf Lockdown Restrictions

Latest England Golf Restrictions

 

Updated 18th September 2020 / Staff Message

Message from Michael, Lesley and staff.

Good morning all. Here at Seaham Golf Club we fully appreciate that we are going through some very testing times, this latest lockdown being an example. The Management committee and staff have monitored the COVID-19 situation from the outset and implemented safety measures throughout to protect our members and guests. We fully understand that not everyone agrees with all of the restrictions we have in place but unfortunately these restrictions are necessary and imposed on us by the government in the interest of public safety.

We welcome any member or golfing visitor but please ask that everyone respects and adheres to the measures we have in place. The only way we can operate ‘safely’ is if we follow the restrictions without exception. We also ask kindly that you don’t get ‘upset’ if challenged by a member of staff for not following our guidelines , everything we are doing is an attempt to do what is necessary to continue with at least a small sense of normality. Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe.

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Updated 17th September 2020 / lockdown rules in effect from Friday

 

Update...

We are still awaiting guidance from England Golf to see if the playing of golf is impacted by the current local lockdown and will post any news as soon as we are made aware, until then golfing at Seaham will continue with its current restrictions. This does mean that golf buggies will be single occupancy only unless being shared with someone in your family/support bubble. Anyone who has a buggy booked this weekend please call the pro shop for guidance.

We have however made some short term decisions on clubhouse opening and service for this weekend. We will have a table service only policy and the weekend opening hours will be. Friday 6pm- 10pm and Saturday/ Sunday 10am-6pm. This will be reviewed as we receive more information and guidance. We appreciate that the situation isn’t ideal but ask that everyone attending the club this weekend supports us in our attempts to keep everyone safe. Thanks

 

 

Following the new lockdown rules in effect from Friday, we are at this moment, awaiting clarification on how it affects the golf club on the course and in the clubhouse. England Golf are speaking with the government to clarify the situation, and we will inform you through all our official media channels and website.... Update to follow ^^^

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Updated 17th September 2020 / Pro Day Guidelines

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ AND ADHERE TO ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES

Pro Day 2020 / A Message from (The Staff)

IMPORTANT

  • ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS VISITING THE CLUB HOUSE AND LOCKER ROOMS MUST SIGN THE COVID19 TRACEABILITY BOOK LOCATED IN THE BAR
  • REMEMBER USE THE HAND SANITISER PROVIDED AROUND THE FACILITIES
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IN PLACE AT SEAHAM GOLF CLUB IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES
  • PLEASE USE ONE WAY SYSTEMS IN PLACE
  • PLACE ALL RUBBISH IN THE BINS PROVIDED (LETS KEEP THE COURSE CLEAN AND TIDY PLEASE)
  • DO NOT SHAKE HANDS AT THE END OF THE ROUND
  • REMEMBER OUR STAFF, MEMBERS & GUESTS SAFETY COMES FIRST

PRO DAY OPEN 4 Man Team

3 scores to count per hole Strokeplay Max Handicap 18, Full Allowance

Entry Fee: £40 per 4 man team (includes 2's Sweep) & FREE entry into a Live Draw Prizes:

Best Nett - £400 Voucher

2nd - £300 Voucher

3rd - £200 Voucher

4th - £160 Voucher

5th - £120 Voucher

6th - £80 Voucher

7th - £60 Voucher

8th - £40 Voucher

Nearest the Pin on all Par 3's - 1 dozen balls

Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots on 4th - 1 dozen balls

Longest drive on 8th - 1 dozen balls

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Updated 11th September 2020 / Kenny Dagg

A great man is laid to rest today at a service attended by close friends and family only, due to the current Covid-19 circumstances. Please raise a glass for Kenny Dagg at 12pm today. We will also have a bottle on the bar over the weekend to toast a true gentleman. Rest in peace Kenny. 

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Updated 31st August 2020 / New World Golf Handicap System

Please see the upcoming New World Golf Handicap System pdf online click here

 

Updated 26th August 2020

Captain's Day 2020 / A Message from (Peter Neal)

IMPORTANT

ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS VISITING THE CLUB HOUSE AND LOCKER ROOMS MUST SIGN THE COVID19 TRACEABILITY BOOK LOCATED IN THE BAR

REMEMBER USE THE HAND SANITISER PROVIDED AROUND THE FACILITIES

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IN PLACE AT SEAHAM GOLF CLUB IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

PLACE ALL RUBBISH IN THE BINS PROVIDED (LETS KEEP THE COURSE CLEAN AND TIDY PLEASE)

DO NOT SHAKE HANDS AT THE END OF THE ROUND

REMEMBER OUR STAFF, MEMBERS & GUESTS SAFETY COMES FIRST

  • ALL Entry Fees £3.50 pp (£2.00 Will be donate to the Captains Charity The Great North Air Ambulance)

  • Match Play - Individual Stableford Full Allowance

  • Nearest To Pin on ALL par 3's

  • Nearest To Pin (in 2 shots) on the 4th Hole

  • Longest Drive on the 16th Hole

  • Washing Machine Chip In's (£1 per ball) Prizes Available

  • Beer tent (behind the 11th Tee) / Beer/Lager & hotdogs available / Raffle Tickets on sale £1 per Strip

  • Club House - Curry & Rice or Chips server all day with a selection of other specials available (please see special boards) 

  • Any Donations Very Welcome to Support this Fantastic Charity, Please see Barstaff for Details. All Money Raised Will Be Added To the Charity Fund

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    Updated 20th August 2020

    Members Update on Tolent Watercourse.

    On 20th.August 2020, a meeting was held on the course to discuss progress with the planned watercourse which will provide surface water run-off from the proposed Garden Village. Representatives from Tolents attended the meeting alongwith the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Greens and the Head Greenkeeper.

    Due to delays beyond the control of the golfclub, the project is unlikely to start until the turn of the year. There may be some Site Investigation work behind the 14th.Tee slightly earlier.

    It has been agreed that access to the work will be via the main road behind the 14th and a working corridor would be established right down to the outfall near the 17th.

    Tolents representatives have assured us that every effort will be made to cause the minimum disruption to the course and the members golfing activities.

    The Management will keep members up-dated as we make progress.

    Regards Ian Calvert (Vice Chairman)

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    Competitions Update 1st June 2020

    We will be recommencing weekend competitions Saturday 30th May and will be following strict guidance given by England golf.

    Competitions  need  a system which eliminates the requirement to submit or exchange scorecards. Scores should be entered via Masterscoreborad using the score entry section. Password is amateur77.

    We appreciate that not everyone uses this app and ask that anyone who is unable to use this facility contacts either Michael ( Steward) 07920259092 or Peter (Captain) 07833106475 to discuss other options.

     

    The Process


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    Access Too Master Scoreboard

    Select Master Scoreboard

    Select your name from the dropdown list.

    Enter password amateur77.

    Create your own password and Save (remember to make a note of password and login details for future access)

    Input A Score Card To Master Scoreboard

    Select score entry.

    Select the appropriate competition.

    Enter score & Submit.

     

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     Message from the Captain

     “I appreciate that this is a new process and that we may have some initial teething problems. However, I assure you that we have the safety and wellbeing of all of our members in mind when introducing these ‘temporary’ measures.

     If required this process will be reviewed at a later date. Enjoy your golf but most of all stay safe. “

     

     Peter Neal

     (Captain)

     Please follow the existing safety guidelines displayed throughout the course and Clubhouse area.

     

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    Booking a tee time

    Members must book in advance using the BRS system or by calling the pro shop between 9am-3pm. (No turn up and play allowed).

    BRS will be available at all times for members to book a tee time mid-week.

    Saturday/Sunday booking for the following weekend will be available Fridays from 9am.

     

    Tee times will be at 10 minute intervals.

     

    IMPORTANT - ALL Visitors will be permitted to play but must book and pay in advance by BRS booking online

     

    Arriving & Waiting To Play

    Please remain in your car until 10 minutes before your tee time. 

    Putting green can used before you play, Social distancing rules apply.

    The locker room will be open to collect golf equipment and for use of toilet facilities. However we request where possible members take their golf equipment home. 

    The locker room will have a one way system in place and will be restricted to a no more than 4 people at a time.

     

    On the Course

    Stay 2 metres apart from others at all times whilst on the tee, walking between holes and searching for balls. 

    Do not touch stray balls. 

    Do not touch the flagstick. 

    Rakes will be removed from bunkers. If your ball lands in a bunker you should give yourself a preferred lie. Please then smooth over the bunker with your club or feet.

     

    After the round

    Do not shake hands with anybody.

    General facilities 

    Hand washing facilities and paper towels will be available in the locker room at all times.

    Locker rooms will be sanitised at regular intervals.

    Social distancing guidelines will be displayed prominently throughout the clubhouse, locker room and golf course.

    Please be respectful and adhere to all of the restrictions we have in place as this is for your safety and the safety of others.

     

    STAY SAFE. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER

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