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ALL Pennant golf (men & women) and all Aorangi managed tournaments are cancelled until 3rd May 2020.

Posted by: on 19 March 2020

18 March 2020

This evening the Aorangi Golf Association Board met to discuss our position on the Covid-19 virus and how we as an association will manage this unprecedented situation.

After a lengthy discussion which covered all aspects of the game, it has been decided that ALL Pennant golf (both men and women) along with any other Aorangi managed tournaments will be cancelled until the 3rd May 2020.

With an already crowded calendar, the cancelled games will not be replayed. We are aware that this may advantage some teams while disadvantaging others, but I would expect that all clubs show and have an understanding at such an extraordinary time in our lives.  With the current climate changing daily, the 3rd May date could well change depending on further developments.

The Aorangi Board will continue to communicate with all clubs and both Aorangi match committees regarding future developments. 

Clubs are expected to operate under the recommendations as supplied by NZ Golf to ensure the Health & Safety of all golfers is at the forefront of all clubs. These are listed below.

Clubs are also encouraged to review all tournaments and events that are planned over the next few months and the possibility of rescheduling at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding in such trying times.

Stay safe, look after your families and let's hope this nasty virus leaves as quickly as it arrived.

If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact me on

Health and safety must take priority over any other consideration.

For now, restrictions do not prevent clubs from operating their facilities, however, we suggest clubs and facilities consider the following:

  • ·         Asking members and guests to staying away from the club if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • ·         Asking members and guests to staying away from the club if they have been travelling internationally in the past 14 days.
  • ·         Regularly washing hands with soap (recommended) or an antibacterial wash.
  • ·         Placing hand sanitisers in prominent areas and requesting that members and guests utilise these regularly whilst on the premises.
  • ·         Implementing a minimum 10-minute interval between tee times.
  • ·         Asking players to not remove the pin when putting.
  • ·         Removing the pins from practice putting greens.
  • ·         Removing bunker rakes from the course. 
  • ·         Closing drinking fountains.
  • ·         Removing shared sunscreen stations.
  • ·         Closing ball washers.
  • ·         Removing all shared food items/menus.
  • ·         Cleaning all surfaces at the club or facility regularly.
  • ·         Where possible, limiting person-to-person contact.
Blair Franklin
Aorangi Golf Association

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