It is with extreme regret that the Midland Mid Amateur Open Championship at The Herefordshire Golf Club on 21st May 2020 is cancelled. This is as a direct result of the government advice and England Golf 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.
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. .
20th March 2020
Title: Midland Mid Amateur Open Championship
Format: 36-hole scratch medal.
Number of competitors: 60 and ties (66 maximum)
Starting Times: 8am & 1:15pm
Tees: 1st & 12th (at 10-minute intervals)
Time course closed to members: All day (1st hole should be available after 5pm)
Midland Mid-Amateur Open Championship: The Midland Mid-Amateur Open Champion and runner-up gain handicap exemption into the England Golf Logan Trophy.
THE HEREFORDSHIRE GOLF CLUB
Ravens Causeway, Wormsley, Hereford, HR4 8LY
Tel No.: 01432 830 219
Manager: Jon Devereux or Karen Darby
Tel No.: 01432 830 219
Steward/Caterer: Tim Davies
Course Manager: Jeremy Browne
Chairman: Wyn Owen
Captain: Tommy Hughes
Club Website - The Herefordshire Golf Club
A bacon sandwich and coffee will be provided for all players on arrival
A lunch of Ham Egg and chips will be provided between rounds
Hot food from the bar menu will be available after the second round on a cash sale basis.
Clubhouse: Smart casual, collared shirts (No waterproofs, no golf shoes)
Course: Normal golfing attire, Tailored shorts with sport socks.
Locality of desk: Ground floor entrance lobby – all players to register on arrival
Score Cards: MGU tear off strip cards
Local rules/temporary local rules: EG hard card + any local rules on the day
Tees to be used: White (Measured course)
Pin position chart: Will be provided to all players at registration.
Yardage Markers on the course: Posts at 150 yards to centre of greens. Discs at 150 and 100 yards
The club has kindly agreed to allow one practice round for competitors for a green fee of £..... All others will be asked to pay a green fee applicable on the day. Practice rounds are only available from 4th May onward.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Players should be aware there is a bell for safety reasons on 2nd Hole, 3rd Hole and 14th Hole.
There are public rights of way along the road by 5th Holes.
First Aid: Green keepers and club staff on site
There is a wooden shelter on the course on a number of holes.
In the event of thunder and lightning the MGU has a klaxon and will take responsibility: MGU hand held klaxons and storm monitor. Pro Shop have hand-held klaxons
Directions on how to find the course: http://www.herefordshiregolfclub.co.uk/contact.aspx
Various budget hotels chains available locally
TravelodgeThe contact for this competition is Neil HARRIS (07906 156701)