Golf NZ is currently working with Sport NZ and the government on the ability of a greenkeeper to do maintenance on the greens during the four week period.
The Golf NZ argument is:
- Golf Course Maintenance
We are seeking to understand whether golf courses can maintain skeleton staff/volunteers to maintain their facilities, even at a basic level, during the next four weeks provided they work as individuals, follow all hygiene practices and maintain 2 metre distancing. We understand the consequences of not maintaining golf facilities for four weeks are enormous so we are seeking urgent advice on this matter.
It seems logical that Bowls NZ supports Golf NZ on this question and therefore we have a vested interest in the government decision. By all means set yourself up for a four week ‘no maintenance’ period, but to all of our Greenkeepers, know that we are asking the above questions as well.