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Congratulations to Steve Reed on assuming the captaincy on a very auspicious year for Beaconsfield Artisans.

The AGM was speedily conducted and divotting was discussed and it has been decided to carry on with the smaller, more frequent groups.

The officers of the club were elected. There was only one candidate for each of the roles so all were confirmed in place by popular vote. and are as follows:-

President Steve Dodd

Captain and Hon. Secretary Steve Reed

Hon. Treasurer Glenn Toudup

Vice Captain Andy Prickett


John Harris

Lee Homer

Danny Saia

Stuart Smith

Phil Strawa

Frank Wood

Dave Wright

Temple Match

🎵🎵It’s coming home, it’s coming home, golfs worst ever trophy’s coming home 🎵 🎵 The boys done good today coming from 7 down to win 3 up. Fab team performance, well done. Glenn

Letter to Beaconsfield GC Members

COVID-19 – the lifting of restrictions!
As anticipated the government has today confirmed that almost all current
restrictions, including the need for mandatory track and trace, are being lifted on 19
July. We have taken account of England Golf’s latest guidance and will return the
club to the pre-pandemic ways of operating as far as possible from next week.
However please note, this does not mean that all risks from COVID have gone
away, so please do not come to the club if you have symptoms of COVID and
please be respectful of others regarding their level of comfort with changing social
distancing guidance. Bar and catering staff will continue to take regular lateral flow
tests. Sanitising stations will remain in place and we encourage you to continue to
use them.
Booking arrangements will change from Tuesday 20 July
As the government only approved the removal of restrictions today, we are leaving
the booking system in place and honouring bookings that have been made for
Monday 19 July. If you wish to play on or before Monday 19 July, you should make
a booking.
The booking system will be removed for general play from Tuesday 20 July and we
will revert to members being able to turn up and play without a booking unless the
tee is reserved for a competition, match, society etc. Lists of starting times are
shown on pages 6 & 7 of your diary and the summer starting times can be found
here [link to summer starting times].
Please do remember to check the online diary for any bookings of the 1st tee as this
will contain the latest information. Specific reminders: Course maintenance is taking
place from Monday 19 July to Wednesday 21 July and we will be using temporary
greens during this period. The Seniors’ Friday roll-up has now moved to 10.30
(although it is at 11.00 on 23 July because of a ladies’ match).
Course equipment and local rules
We will return rakes to the bunkers after course maintenance and you will once
again be able to remove the flagstick when putting if you prefer to. The Covid
related changes to the rules of golf and all handicapping provisions that enabled the
game to be played competitively during the period in which restrictions have been
set are removed – so the return of rakes means no more pick and place in the
In the clubhouse
The requirement to wear a mask while moving around in the clubhouse is being
removed, but you should still free to wear a mask if you wish to and please continue
to use the sanitising stations.
The bar and catering staff will be lateral flow testing daily, and there will be a robust
cleaning and sanitising regime around the clubhouse and locker rooms.
There will be no requirement for table service but do remember that you can order
on the IG app if you wish to. You will be able to sit at tables in groups of more than 6
or two households.
In these early stages of the return to normality we will continue with allowing the
changing of shoes in the car park and relaxed dress code for certain functions.
Practice facilities
Bookings are not required from Tuesday 20 July onwards.
Please respect the practice greens and do not use them, particularly the Luke
Donald green, as long-range pitching targets. Should you make any pitch marks,
please repair them.
Project Restart completed?
We are conscious that we have sent out over 30 notes to the club as we have
sought to deal with the necessary restrictions and then ease our way out of
them. There have of course been setbacks along the way, and we thank members
for taking the time to read our notes, your patience and compliance with the many
rules that we had to put in place and kept tweaking, and for the many supportive
messages that we have received over the last year or so. The club will continue to
monitor COVID infections in the local area and take any precautions advised should
the guidance change. Is this really the last of the many Project Restart
messages? We are not counting our chickens, but we do hope so!
Nick Cray and Sue Schmidt

Harewood Downs Match

Well done all and many thanks to Danny Tucker & Frank Wood for grinding out a half and preventing a whitewash on Saturday away against Harewood Downs. All the games were close with a couple going to the 18th (4.5 to 0.5) Their course was in great condition and it was nice for us all to start on the first (tee).
Sheets are now up for our next three fixtures starting with Temple at home on July 10th and an opportunity to reverse the 7 shot deficit inflicted upon us at their place.
Captain Glenn

Covid Unlocking

At last, some good news on easing of limits and restrictions!

Although the government has decided that most current restrictions need to remain beyond 21 June, we have decided that we will remove the limits on the number of future tee bookings that a member may have at any one time and allow members to bring guests in accordance with the club’s normal rules.

Booking limit

The limit of 3 future bookings in the next 7 days is removed with immediate effect.

Busy weekend

FRIDAY- BBO Spring Meeting Mick Monahan said “Great day but BAGC won more money on the two’s than anything, 3/4. Temple won 74 pts, individual Colin from Harewood 41 pts

SATURDAY-Well done and a big thank you to all of you who today took on the challenge of a very tough and hot Temple wicket. Losing overall by 7 there is everything to play for in the second half back at our place. Many thanks for your continued support, keep on swinging regards Glenn.

SUNDAY Frank Batting Trophy

Well done to Captain Glenn for winning the Frank Batting Trophy. I have to stress YET AGAIN that you must take time and check your cards before and after your round!! Steve Reed

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