29/7/2020 – Captain’s Day 22nd & 23rd August 2020

Good morning ladies,

I hope you are having a lovely week so far.   Warm congratulations to Anne O’Hanlon who is our Player of the Month (Category B) for the month of July.  Player of the Month for August will be from Category A.

This year our Captain’s Day golf competition will be held on Saturday, 22nd August.  A change to our usual practice will see the prize giving event taking place on Sunday, 23rd August at a BBQ lunch.    Splitting the event over two days has become necessary due to the change in our Saturday tee-times, arising from Covid-19, leaving too tight a timeline for the results to be produced and for everyone to get home, changed and back out to a dinner venue.

The BBQ lunch will take place at the Radisson, St. Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan on Sunday 23rd August.  In line with Covid-19 guidelines, which currently permit 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, the venue provides a combination of indoor and outdoor space.  The hotel will cater for a maximum of 70 people, 35 inside and 35 outside.  Both areas are adjacent to each other and the indoor area has large French doors that will be kept open allowing fresh air to filter through.   The BBQ will be served directly to your table so as to avoid queueing and close contact with each other.  Spacing at and between tables will be compliant with the social distance recommendations.

Access to the BBQ area is via a gate at the front of the hotel which will be restricted to the Saturday Strollers, thus eliminating the necessity for you to walk through the main hotel.

The BBQ lunch is €30 per person and must be paid via banking on-line on or before Friday, 8th August.  Places for lunch will be reserved on a payment’s received basis and I attach the BBQ lunch menu together with our bank account details.  Cheques and Cash are not acceptable in the current environment.

The BRS system will be used to register your name for the golf competition.   The timesheet will open up on Monday, 11th August at 19.00 hrs and will close on Monday, 17th August at 18.00 hrs.   If the timesheet is full when you go to book please put your name down on the Waiting List.

Once your name is on the timesheet please email me to confirm if you are playing 9 holes only.   If I don’t hear from you in relation to playing 9 holes it will be taken that you are doing 18 holes.   When the timesheet issues the 9 hole players will have been separated from the 18 hole players, so your tee-time will most likely have changed.

If anyone has any questions in relation to arrangements for golf or for the lunch please let me know.   Times have changed and events such as ours require more certainty and pre-planning in order to keep us safe.   We are a great Society and have managed to keep the spirit of friendship and community going despite Covid-19 restrictions.   I am really looking forward to my Captain’s ‘Week-end’ and hope that you are too.

With very best wishes,
Lady Captain