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Midland Golf Union


2020 Midland Mid Amateur Open Championship (RD1)

Thursday 21st May 2020 - The Herefordshire Golf Club, White Tees

EVENT CANCELLED

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. .

 

Neil Harris

20th March 2020

MGU Secretary

THE EVENT

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.

Player information sheet 

CLUB DETAILS

THE HEREFORDSHIRE GOLF CLUB                

Ravens Causeway, Wormsley, Hereford, HR4 8LY

Tel No.: 01432 830 219

Manager: Jon Devereux or Karen Darby

Pro/Golf Manager: 

Tel No.: 01432 830 219

Steward/Caterer: Tim Davies  

Course Manager: Jeremy Browne

President: TBC

Chairman: Wyn Owen

Captain: Tommy Hughes

Club Website - The Herefordshire Golf Club

 

CATERING

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.

 

DRESS REGULATIONS

Clubhouse: Smart casual, collared shirts (No waterproofs, no golf shoes)

Course: Normal golfing attire, Tailored shorts with sport socks.

 

MGU ADMINISTRATION

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

 

THE COURSE

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                   

               

PRACTICE

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

Directions on how to find the course: http://www.herefordshiregolfclub.co.uk/contact.aspx

 

OTHER ITEMS

Accommodation:

Various budget hotels chains available locally

Premier Inn

Travelodge

The contact for this competition is Neil HARRIS (07906 156701)
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