Town Meadow Golf

Overton

2020

2nd July 2020 - Self Registration Process

TO ALL MEMBERS,


When playing TMGC from Sunday 5th July 2020 we ask that you follow the procedures below until further notice – daily marshalling will now cease BUT random spot checks will take place.


  • With effect from Sunday 5th July, we will introduce a daily self-registration book to satisfy the government contact tracing guidelines - It IS mandatory for the ORC and golf section that we have a record of who has played the course and used the facilities and when that occurred.
  • The daily ‘self-registration’ sheets will be kept in the Red Folder just inside the clubhouse door with the sanitiser and wipes (you should all be aware of the door entry code)
  • Please use the daily sheets to sign in and include the names of all the members playing in your group
  • On leaving the clubhouse please clean the keypad and door handle with the wipes provided and dispose of them in the outside litter bin.
  • Play continues to be restricted to members only – NO GUESTS OR VISITORS are permitted to play until further notice.
  • This procedure will last until we are advised that we can stop at which point all members will be notified.
  • IF any member who has played TMGC is unfortunate enough to contract Covid-19 they should immediately inform the club as soon as possible and self-isolate in line with government guidelines.
  • If you are playing and do notice non-members playing the course please ask them politely to leave and explain why but do invite them to join our club by contacting Emma Scoggins.


On a final note and on behalf of you all I would like to thank the small group of volunteer ‘marshalls’ who have given up their time to enable our golf course to open over the last 5 weeks – without them this would not have been possible and our membership could potentially have dwindled. Since 3rd June 2020 when we re-opened our membership numbers have climbed to 173 including many new members which is great news indeed. Well done to all of them.


We sincerely hope many of you will join us on Sunday 12th July 2020 for the start of our competitions – if you can’t make this one then do try and make the next one. You are all most welcome to join in the fun.


Thank you all for your co-operation and support during this time. Please Stay Safe, Best Wishes to you all and above all enjoy your Golf and our fabulous golf course!!


TMGC Committee

TMGC to re-open Wednesday 3rd June 2020

POINTS TO OBSERVE WHEN YOU TURN UP TO PLAY AT TOWN MEADOW


  • PLEASE REPORT TO THE MARSHALL  BY THE CLUBHOUSE TO SIGN IN.
  • The first tee-off time is 9am – no golf before this time. Last tee-off time is strictly 5pm.
  • Tee-off is from the 1st tee only. (If there is a queue at 9am, Marshalls will allow starts from holes 1, 4 and 7 for first three groups in queue only.)
  • Only come and play if you are a FULLY PAID UP member and have a BLUE 2021 bag tag to show – membership lists will be checked.
  • STRICTLY NO VISITORS OR GUESTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • You will not be allowed to play UNLESS you are displaying a current members 2021 BLUE bag tag.
  • DO NOT PARK IN RESIDENTIAL PARKING SPACES.
  • If the car park is full then please turn around and leave.
  • Please avoid gathering around the 1st tee and the car park area, 2 metre social distancing rules must be adhered to at all times.
  • The Clubhouse and toilet facilities are CLOSED. Do not enter the clubhouse.
  • Any player(s) not following these directions may be asked to leave the course.

ABOVE ALL ENJOY YOUR GOLF, FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES, STAY SAFE AND LET COMMON SENSE PREVAIL AT ALL TIMES!!

24th March 2020 - COURSE CLOSED

Dear Member,

Unfortunately, with the government announcement of 23rd March, we have had to close TM golf course and clubhouse until further notice.

We hope to see you at Town Meadow once we re open after this crisis. We will keep you updated once the situation changes via email and our website.

The following England Golf link provides more detail .

Stay safe and well
Warm regards and best wishes to you all
TMGC Committee

21st March 2020 - Course Update / Monthly Competitions / Coronavirus

Our decisions right now are not being taken lightly – it is important that we do our utmost to protect the state and quality of our golf course and the safety of our members.


Course Update

Town Meadow Golf Course remains temporarily closed – with a prolonged period of dry weather now forecast we are really hopeful that we can advise all members that our course will fully reopen very soon. When that decision is made we will update the website accordingly AND send a notification e-mail to all members.


Monthly Competitons

With immediate effect, and due to government guidelines on the Coronavirus (social distancing), and the amount of people who attend these events, we have decided that the monthly club competitions will be suspended until further notice.


Coronavirus

At this stage, and unless you are classed as being part of an ‘at risk’ group, the Government are not preventing us from venturing outdoors for some fresh air and exercise. Golf provides a great opportunity to do this provided that you observe the social distancing guidelines below for your own safety and the safety of others.


If you do decide to play golf at Town Meadow it is of course at your own discretion and risk. However, we request that all players observe the following guidelines, adopted by many local clubs in the area:


  • You may decide that playing alone or in pairs as a maximum reduces your risk of infection –  3 and 4 balls are discouraged.
  • Please keep a distance of at least 2 metres from your playing partner/s AT ALL TIMES.
  • Do not shake hands or hug each other.
  • Avoid group gatherings on tee boxes. Wait a distance away until those playing have cleared. If there is a queue on the 1st tee then wait by the Clubhouse or start on a different hole.
  • Do not use bunker rakes or play out of bunkers – treat as Ground Under Repair and remove your ball to the fairway without penalty.
  • Do not touch or remove flagstick - you must play with the flags in at all times to reduce possible cross-contamination.
  • Do not putt out, ideally agree ‘gimmees’ – if you do decide to putt out - do not gather around the hole/flagstick let the player putt out and remove their own ball.
  • Do not pick up somebody else’s ball.
  • Do not share equipment with others – clubs, gloves, range finders etc.
  • Do not swap score cards for marking.
  • Do not use the ball washers on the course.
  • Play wearing gloves if possible.
  • If you go into the clubhouse please wash your hands immediately and thoroughly – we will try to get some hand sanitiser in place BUT this is proving difficult to source at present so please bring your own if you have any.
  • Do not touch your face and use a tissue or your arm for coughs and sneezes.


We will be constantly monitoring the situation and the safety guidelines issued by government regards Coronavirus and will update the clubs position accordingly.

2nd March 2020 - Course Closure

Please be advised that until further notice Town Meadow Golf Course is closed.


This decision has not been taken lightly, but due to the course being water logged and saturated it is felt the most appropriate decision to protect it from further damage.


We will be constantly monitoring the situation and will advise members once the course is reopened.


We hope you understand and ask for your assistance in adhering to the closure and advising others who may not be aware.


Thank you.

Ian Mackin - Chairman

23rd January 2020 - New fixtures list available for 2020


Following a recent committee meeting the dates for the 2020 competitions have been decided and are now available on our Events Page.

2019

13th November 2019 - Working Party needed

All golfers...we require a working party for Saturday 30th November to help the groundsman maintain the course.

6th October 2019 - Watch Found!

To All Golfers

A watch was found today on the course. If you have lost a watch then please respond to this email describing the watch - make; colour etc and it will be re-united with you. 

September 2019 - St Mellion's Trip for 2020

St Mellion's Trip is back by popular demand!  Go to Events Page for more details.

13th June 2019 - TMGC Charity Event Team Required

Overton Recreation Society are running a golf charity event and Town Meadow Golf Club have been asked to enter a team for the  event which is being held on 25th July.  More details on our events page.

6th June 2019 - Player Needed

We require 1 more golfer for our match against Farnham Park Golf Club on 15th June 2019.  Please contact Mike England for more details.

30th April 2019 - St Mellion Trip Full

The St Mellion Trip at the end of May 2019 is now fully booked.  If you missed out keep an eye on this website for future trips.

10th April 2019 - Saturday 18th May - BE AWARE

Please be aware that the Town Meadow Hall has been hired out by a local club and therefore non golfers  may venture on to the course between 8am and 3.30pm.  Please take care if you are playing on that day.

1Oth April 2019 - TMGC AGM 23rd April 2019

The club's AGM will be held on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 7pm in the Town Meadow Hut.


Any members wishing to propose a resolution for consideration at the AGM must forward it to the secretary no later than 17th April 2019.  The proposal must be in writing and seconded by another member.


The Agenda has been emailed already to members.

26th March 2019 - St Mellion Trip - 2 places left

We still have two places left for the St Mellion Golf weekend Sunday 26th - Tuesday 28th May.


Cost £259 per golfer sharing a twin room - £95 supplement for single occupancy. Non-Golfers £169. 


Interested? Contacts Events at TMGC

11th March 2019 - Working Party Required

Our groundsman has asked for a working party to clear debris on Saturday 16th March (8:30 onwards) from the course caused by the recent storms. 


If enough man/woman power is available then the small drainage ditches on the 6th fairway could also be filled in, now that the river works have been completed.  Also some wood chipping could be spread too.

3rd March 2019 - March Competition Postponed

The March competition has been postponed until 10th March 2019 due to adverse weather.

27th February 2019 - Tree Fellers (no pun intended Dermot)

In February 2019 several trees were felled on the Sixth hole and volunteers have assisted Dennis and Paul Wake clear the debris. So the hole should be fully playable.

1st January 2019 - New Rules of Golf Introduced

A new set of Rules of Golf agreed by the R&A and the USGA was implemented on 1 January 2019. TMGC adheres to these new rules with local rules as defined in our Course Info page.

Club Competitions for 2019 and 2020

There are sheets within the hut to sign up for competitions as they are available.


The events page also provides a complete list of all matches and competition fixtures for 2019.