A number of things have changed at the Cedaredge Golf Club since the end of April, and a number of new programs are starting soon.
Golf Pro Ira Kramer sent out an email update to golf club members which laid out plans for the near future, as well as providing some exciting news of further reopening within the course.
The first new matter is that of free golf instruction every Friday evening, beginning on Memorial Day weekend, meaning the first night is May 29. This instruction will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in this free instruction must call the pro shop to register, as current restrictions limit attendees to 10 people or less.
Since the last update, the driving range has opened, as well as the golf course restrooms, though the pro shop restrooms do remain closed at this time. Gatorade, crackers and bottled water are now available at the window of the pro shop and 2020 punch cards are now available for purchase.
Nine-hole greens fee cards are $165, nine-hole cart fee cards are $100, 18-hole greens fee cards are $285 and 18-hole cart fee cards are $160.
Events that had originally been planned for the near future, which is certain to fall into COVID-19-related restrictions, are largely not being cancelled, but instead, postponed.
The Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department has postponed its golf tournament, which was scheduled for May 16, and rescheduled it for July 11 at 8 a.m.
The Sizzler Golf Tournament has been pushed back from June 27 to Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.
On top of preplanned items that have been moved back, additional events and programs have been added into the summer schedule, and other later date items have been confirmed.
One larger event will be a golf tournament that will serve as a fundraiser for the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) on Aug. 15, starting at 1 p.m. “I am organizing this golf tournament and fundraiser in memory of my brother Robert Kramer who lost his battle with depression on June 21, 2018,” Kramer said in the newsletter. “I hope y’all will consider playing!”
There is a member appreciation tournament on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m., which is complimentary, including the barbecue picnic that is part of the event.
COVID-19-related regulations are still in place, with the following precautions being required:
All golfers must maintain social-distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet, unless living under same roof.
The clubhouse, the bathrooms in the clubhouse and the pro shop are closed.
There are flagsticks, however, they may not be touched or removed.
There are no ball washers, trash cans or rakes on the course as to lessen the items that could be touched.
Golfers must golf in groups of four or less.
As for now, Kramer reminded members that all membership-related fees are due and need to be payed immediately, as the golf season is underway.