On Sunday, March 22 the Australian Government announced a closure from midday, Monday, March 23 of all pubs, licenced clubs, bars, restaurants and cafes (dining in), cinemas, casinos, places of worship gyms and indoor sporting venues.
It is Golf Australia’s advice that all clubhouses should be immediately closed for normal business. This advice has been given based on feedback received from State and Federal Governments across Australia. However, at this time Golf Australia believes that golf can and should continue to be played, whilst observing all social distancing protocols.
What does this mean at Melville Glades? It simply means that until members are advised otherwise the Clubhouse will be closed for the sale of all food and drinks. All golf will continue to run as advised for now with the reminder that effective from 12:01am, Wednesday 25 March, Melville Glades Golf Club course will be closed to non-members. This means that member MUST NOT invite guests to play golf or attend the Club, all reciprocal guests and prior bookings will be advised of this.
The Board will be meeting again tomorrow morning to go over what the latest advice means to the Club and what can or cannot happen moving forwards.
As it stands at the time of writing this e-news the AGM will continue as planned for 7pm on Thursday 26 March, however it will moved to be outside the Clubhouse on the veranda and surrounding open space with registrations to be near the Gazebo.
We thank members for their understanding in these uncertain times and remind members that It is up to each and every individual to make an informed choice re coming to the club. If you are not prepared to adhere to the mandatory requirements than DO NOT come to the Club.
Matt Espie, General Manager
Sue Quinones, Club President