It is with extreme regret that the Midland U16 Boys and Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Hawkstone Park on 5th to 8th April 2020 is cancelled. This is as a direct result of the government advice and guidelines and in conjunction with the recommendations of our affiliated County Unions
This is in direct response to the COVID-19 virus and in an attempt to protect all players, officials and golf club staff against possible contamination or infection. The decision is not taken lightly but we must protect everyone involved in our events.
Whilst the contact out on the course is minimised to a certain extent, our concern would be gathering in the clubhouse and subsequently in the Hawkstone Park hotel or other hotels where players and family may be staying.
Cancellation of the events is in parallel with the action being taken by all of our County Unions and it is important that a united approach is being taken to hopefully reduce infection rates and ultimately avoid any unnecessary loss of life.
The Midland Golf Union are committed to providing a high quality service to our County Unions and their players and we will do what is necessary to reduce the chances of spreading the virus.
Personally, I was hoping that we would be able to press ahead and provide a high quality event, but the outside influences and impacts on the wider society are just too great to take the risk.
I will explore all avenues available to me to reschedule the event later in the year providing we have the resources and facilities to be able to run the event. .
18th March 2020
Midland Under 16 Boys and Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Format: 54-hole scratch medal (36 holes Tuesday + 18 Wednesday)
Number of competitors: 117 (mixture of boys and girls)
Starting Times: 7:46am & 12:46 (Refer to blank start sheets)
1st & 9th on Hawkstone course
1st & 8th on Championship course
Tees: 6th April 2020:
9:50 to 13:10 on Hawkstone Course
9:50 to 13:10 on Championship course
Tees: 7th April 2020:
7:20 onward on Hawkstone Course
7:20 onward on Championship course
Tees: 8th April 2020:
7:20 to 11:40 on Hawkstone Course (tbc)
7:20 to 10:50 on Championship course (tbc)
Practice round on Monday 6th April by application through the Midland Golf Union - Contact Neil Harris on 07906 156701
Practice rounds are also available on Sunday 5th April between as noted above – Fee of £15.00 applies. All bookings through Midland Golf Union
Practice rounds at any other will be subject to a green fee of £25.00 per person on the Championship Course and £39.00 per person on the Hawkstone Course.
Practice rounds Sunday 5th April 2020 from 13:30 to 15:10 (Hawkstone) and from 13:00 to 14:40 (Championship)
£15 green fee payable at Proshop on arrival
Time course closed to members: All day until last group are clear
Practice Rounds - click to view practice round start sheets
Hawkstone Park Golf Club
Weston under Redcastle
Shropshire SY4 5UY
Admin: HAYLEY KEMP
Tel No.:01948 841700
Director of Golf: LEWIS BAKER
Tel No. 01948 841775 01948 841 776
Course Manager: IAN GEORGE
President: Dale Benbow
Captain: Stuart Apperley
Lady Captain: Christine Apperley
Meal Tickets will be proved by the Midland Golf Union.
Bacon rolls and tea/coffee will be available from 7:00am each day for £5.50 on a cash sale basis
A players lunch will be provided on Tuesday between rounds
A players tea will be provided on Wednesday after play and prior to the prize presentation.
Clubhouse: Smart casual. – no denims, no waterproofs, no golfing gear, no golf shoes.
Course: Normal golfing attire, tailored shorts may be worn with white sport socks.
Locality of registration desk: Ground floor lobby area of Terrace.
Score Cards. Players should register at least 30 minutes prior to tee time each day.
Local rules/temporary local rules: EG Hard card plus any local rules on the day
Course planners are available: £4.25
Tees to be used: White Tee (Boys) and Red Tess (Girls)
Yardage Markers: Posts at 150 yards to centre of green
HEALTH & SAFETY
Players safety note: Hawkstone course: bell on 13th & 17th and raised platform on 10th & 16th
First Aiders: Pro shop staff, duty manager, green keepers
On course shelters: Starters huts 1st & 11th on Hawkstone course.
In the event of thunder and lightning the MGU have a klaxon and will take responsibility: Club klaxons operated by Pro shop
Directions on how to find the course: Web link: http://www.hpgcgolf.com/home
Nearest Hospital: Shrewsbury
Hawkstone Park Hotel: (62 rooms set aside for the event)
2 nights, B&B, evening dinner = £130.00 per person
3 nights, B&B, evening dinner = £170.00 per person
4 nights, B&B, evening dinner = £205.00 per person
5 nights, B&B, evening dinner = £245.00 per person
NOTE: £25 per person deposit required on booking – NON-REFUNDABLE. Balance paid on checkoutThe contact for this competition is Neil HARRIS (07906 156701)