Members Handbook

 

2022 CLUB OFFICIALS

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

PRESIDENT: Steve Scott    

 

GOLF CAPTAIN:

Bruce Tatterson    
BOARD MEMBERS:

 

 

Justin Green

Nick Thompson

Martin Oettli

Gaylene John

 

   
GENERAL MANAGER Sam Abela gm@pakurangagolf.co.nz 534 3818
CLUB PROFESSIONAL Matt Gray proshop@pakurangagolf.co.nz 538 0672
COURSE SUPERINTENDENT Peter Boyd greensteam@pakurangagolf.co.nz

538 0674

027 486 9302

Director of Golf Matt Gray golf@pakurangagolf.co.nz        534 3818
GREENSIDE LOUNGE AND BAR          Shari-Lee Taylor                 admin@pakurangagolf.co.nz 534 3818

 

GOLF COMMITTEE

GOLF CAPTAIN:                                     Bruce Tatterson  
MEN’S CAPTAIN: Rodney Swanepoel  
MEN’S VICE CAPTAIN: Kam Nadan  
WOMENS CAPTAIN: Joy Mcleod  
WOMENS VICE CAPTAIN: Jan MacDonald  
JUNIOR CONVENOR: Kyran Ludlam  
GENERAL MANAGER: Sam Abela  
DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Matt Gray  

 

MEN’S SECTION

CAPTAIN:                                                Rodney Swanepoel  
VICE CAPTAIN: Kam Nadan  
COMMITTEE:

 

James McKim

Navin Pratap

Brian Lund

Peter Hawkins

 

 

 

Women's section

Captain                                                   Joy Mcleod  
Vice-Captain Jan MacDonald  
Secretary Eileen Davenport  
Committee

 

 

Andrea Bayley

Susi Brumback

Grace Shin

 

 

Weekend Rep Christin Oloughlin  
9 Hole Rep Raewyn Mclachlan  
Deputy 9 Hole Rep Barbara McGrath  

 

Midweek Mens Section

CAPTAIN:                                               Peter Hawkins  
VICE CAPTAIN: Vacant  
SECRETARY: Graham Tohill  
TRESURER: David Thompson  

COMMITTEE:

 

Robinson Joo

Allan McGhie

Peter Walsh

 

 

JUNIOR CONVENER:

Kyran Ludlam  

 

HANDICAPPERS

MEN:                                                      

Terry Mitchell

Rodney Swanepoel

 

WOMEN:

Jan Baker

Karen Gadsdon

Bev Hetherington

 

 

 

PAKURANGA COUNTRY CLUB INCORPORATED - CONSTITUTION

Click here to view the clubs constitution

 

 

RECIPROCAL RIGHTS

 

The Club currently holds reciprocal playing rights with the following Clubs:

 

NEW ZEALAND

WHANGAREI GOLF CLUB WHANGAREI
NAPIER GOLF CLUB NAPIER
HASTINGS GOLF CLUB - ½ Green fee HASTINGS
MANAWATU GOLF CLUB PALMERSTON NORTH
WESTOWN GOLF CLUB NEW PLYMOUTH
MASTERTON GOLF CLUB MASTERTON
WAIKANAE GOLF CLUB WAIKANAE
GREENACRES GOLF CLUB RICHMOND
CHISHOLM PARK GOLF CLUB DUNEDIN
INVERCARGILL GOLF CLUB INVERCARGILL

 

OVERSEAS

SOUTHERN GOLF CLUB VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
MAROOCHY RIVER GOLF CLUB QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
CHILLIWACK COUNTRY CLUB CANADA

 

Any member wishing to take advantage of these rights must obtain a letter of introduction from the General Manager BEFORE visiting overseas clubs.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE POLICY

 

To comply with the sale and supply of liquor 2012 in accordance with our liquor license no alcohol is to be brought onto the premises of Pakuranga Golf Club. Only alcohol purchased through the club is able to be consumed on the course and in the clubhouse. Any person seen to be violating this will be asked to dispose of their alcohol and may be asked to leave.

 

PERSONAL PROPERTY AND INSURANCE

The Club shall not be liable for loss of any property belonging to a member or a visitor from the Club’s premises or from motor vehicles in the car park. We recommend that you keep your vehicle locked at all times. Loss or damage to vehicles whilst parked in the car park is the owner’s responsibility. Members should report any incident involving damage or likely damage caused by a ball being hit into private property. This report should be made to the General Manager immediately your round is completed.

 

CAR PARKING

All named/reserved parking spaces are to be kept clear at all times. Unauthorised parked vehicles risk being towed away or clamped at the owner’s expense.

 

CLUB DRESS CODE

A respectable standard of dress is expected at all times on the course and in the clubhouse. Club Officials and the Pro Shop staff have full jurisdiction to uphold dress standards on the course and, at their discretion, may ask any person on the course to dress appropriately in keeping with the following standards:

 

ON THE COURSE

 

ATTIRE - WOMEN

  • Trousers.
  • Skirts or shorts.
  • Collared shirts.
  • Recognised golf apparel

 

ATTIRE - MEN

  • Collared shirts.
  • Casual/golf trousers.
  • Casual/dress golf shorts.
  • Recognised golf apparel.

 

FOOTWEAR - MEN AND WOMEN

  • Golf shoes should be worn.
  • Flat-soled athletic/running shoes are acceptable.

 

NOT PERMITTED ON THE COURSE

  • T-Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Track pants
  • Beach or boxer shorts.
  • Clothing with unsightly or obscene slogans or graphics.
  • Dress shoes with hard soles/heels.
  • Jandals
  • Boat shoes, sandshoes, athletic/running shoes with spikes
  • Touch rugby shoes or/and boots with a hard-moulded sole

Please refer to the club noticeboard which shows appropriate and inappropriate dress for our Golf course. The dress code applies to players on the course including their caddies.

 

IN THE CLUBHOUSE

A reasonable standard of dress is expected at all times. Club Officials and the Clubhouse Manager on duty have the Club’s authority to ensure that members and patrons of the Club are appropriately dressed at all times.

 

MOTORISED TRANSPORT

The Board of Management at all times reserves the right to grant or revoke permission to use a motorcycle, golf cart or other forms of motorised transport on the Pakuranga Golf Club course. At all times users must comply with the “Terms and Conditions” set down in conjunction with the policy.

No visitor can bring ride-on motorised transport on the course.

 

Note:

Carts may be used by players and their caddies for all Club events with the exception of Championship competitions, when a medical certificate not more than 3 months old must be produced to the General Manager or the Golf Captain prior to the event. Notwithstanding the above rule, members with a certificated, long term medical condition are exempt but need their certificate renewal every 5 years.

 

GREENS STAFF

All players must give way to Greens Staff while course maintenance is being carried out. No approach shot shall be in the proximity of where staff is working, unless the players are signalled through, or the flag on the green is replaced by the course staff.

 

MEMBERSHIP CARDS

It is a condition of the “On Licence” granted to the Club, that the membership card is carried by members at all times while on the Club premises. Membership cards are also required to be shown on demand on the golf course and for green fee concessions.

 

HANDICAPPING

This necessitates the player ensures the return of ALL cards regardless of where the round is played and that they will post every acceptable round for peer review. Cards are generated automatically at the Pro Shop after a player has entered his/her member ID number. Visitors to the Club can only access a scorecard from the Pro Shop.

 

SCORECARDS

All players must print a scorecard.

 

This is a health and safety regulation that the golf club has been required to put in place and is a requirement of all golfers entering the facility to register with the Proshop and print a card before teeing off.

 

TEE TIME REGISTRATION

Players are required to register for their tee time a minimum of 15 minutes prior. Any player who fails to do so or do not inform the Proshop they are running late may have their tee booking cancelled.

 

MEMBERS PLAYING OUTSIDE CATEGORY LIMITS

If a member wishes to play golf outside the time limitations of their membership category, they will be required to pay the following fee.

 

9 holes - $25*

18 holes - $40*

 

*These fees are subject to change and can be done so by the board of management at any time.

 

PRACTISING ON THE COURSE

Practising on the course is prohibited but a practise round may be played with no more than two balls.

 

COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS

These must be put in writing and forwarded to the General Manager. They will be referred to the appropriate person or committee for action.

 

No Member shall reprimand any employee or member of the Club.

 

PURCHASE OF BALLS

Balls must not be purchased from any unauthorised person on or in the vicinity of the course. The sole right for the sale of golf balls is given to the Club Professional or, in his absence, to the General Manager.

 

TRESPASSERS ON CLUB PROPERTY

Trespassers are prohibited and enter the Club’s property at their own risk. Club members are requested to warn off the course any unauthorised persons.

 

SUSPENSION OR ABANDONMENT OF PLAY – REFER RULE 33-2d

The Club has a siren to signal to players regarding the above. One prolonged blast on the siren will indicate that play is to be suspended and two prolonged blasts will indicate that play is to resume. Three short blasts indicate postponement of play and players should return to the Clubhouse where the duration of the delay will be announced. Two prolonged blasts will indicate the resumption of play. In the event of abandonment three prolonged blasts will be sounded and play will not resume again that day. Players must ascertain restart requirements before leaving the course that day. At any stoppage a player who wishes to lift their ball, rather than complete play of the hole, should first mark its position by triangulation and agree the procedure with their opponent or marker.

 

HOLE IN ONE

Purpose: To celebrate a player achieving a hole in one during a round of golf.

 

Pakuranga Golf Club Members

For a club member who hits a hole in one during a stipulated round, the following applies.

  1. For a hole in one to count, it must be scored during a stipulated round. The stipulated round in 9-hole golf competitions is 9 holes. In all other circumstances it is 18 holes. The round must be played with a marker, who must complete and sign the scorecard along with the player. The hole in one must also be achieved at a golf course that is affiliated to NZG and is more than 4500m in length.
  2. The office or a Club official must be notified of the event as soon as practical after the completion of the round
  3. The ball used is to be handed to the office for mounting purposes, along with the scorecard confirming the hole it was achieved on, and club used. The club will supply the mounted and engraved trophy.
  4. The club will apply a $35 credit to the members hospitality account and happy hour pricing will be run in the bar for a period of 1 hour or until the player leaves the clubhouse, whichever occurs first.
  5. If the round is completed outside the advertised hours of the club bar, the club will apply a $35 credit to the members hospitality account and supply a mounted and engraved trophy provided this is brought to the attention of the office within 7 days.
  6. If a hole in one is achieved at another golf club the club will apply a $35 credit to the members hospitality account and supply a mounted and engraved trophy, provided this is brought to the attention of the office within 7 days.

 

CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS

The rules of the Club provide that no member shall be eligible to participate in any competition if any part of their subscription remains overdue (except those who have arranged weekly or monthly payment). The eligibility of a member to participate in any event is determined by their membership category as at the first day of the competition.

 

Players are responsible for playing off their correct Handicap Index and Course Handicap. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the competition.

 

For competition events of 18 holes or more an 18-hole Index is required to be held by the player.

 

All competition cards are to be entered into the DOTGOLF system or as otherwise directed by the event organizer, immediately on completion of a round. Players are responsible for recording the gross score on each hole. All cards must be signed by the player and marker. Incorrect, illegible or incomplete scorecards will be disqualified.

 

COUNT BACK IN COMPETITIONS 

• Dot Golf Count Back system shall be used for an 18-hole or greater than 18-holes competition to determine the result.

• In the Club Strokeplay Championship, if there is a tie for first place, then a play off to determine the winner shall take place. The holes to be used in the event of a playoff shall be 10th, 17th and 18th, players shall continue in sudden death format until a winner is found.

• In the club Matchplay and Handicap Matchplay competitions, if there is a tied match after 18 holes players shall continue to play the course as they started. (1st or 10th Holes) in a sudden death format.

 

MOBILE PHONES

We understand in today’s modern age it is important to stay connected, therefore the use of mobile phones on the course and in the clubhouse is permitted. Please be courteous when doing so, if your use of a mobile phone is interfering with another person’s experience then you will be asked to refrain from using it.

 

The use of mobile phones in club competitions is prohibited as this is against the rules of golf. In any club competition the penalty for using your phone is loss of hole in match play or a two-stroke penalty in stroke play.

 

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

Distance measuring devices that are used for the sole purpose of measuring distance only are allowed in club and Auckland Golf competition play.

 

PACE OF PLAY

The Club has adopted the Pace of Play rules of the Auckland Golf Incorporated to apply to all competitions.

 

The per-shot time limits for all players are as follows:

  1. For the first player to play from the tee, fairway or on the green – 45 seconds.
  2. For subsequent players in the group – 30 seconds.

 

Pace of play times are displayed on your individual scorecards, these represent an acceptable pace of play and you are expected to maintain this pace.

 

Your place in the field is immediately behind the group in front, not in front of the group behind.

 

MIXED COMPETITIONS

Open to members with Full Playing, Weekend and Intermediate rights unless otherwise specified

 

ANNIVERSARY TROPHY:

Best 2 rounds Stableford played over Anniversary weekend

 

STEERING ROSEBOWL:

1 round Canadian Mixed Foursomes. Chosen partners. Best nett. No husband and wife or de facto relationship combinations allowed.

 

HUSBAND AND WIFE TROPHY (DEFACTO ELIGIBLE):

18 holes Combined Stableford.

 

MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP:

36 holes gross played over 2 days. Chosen partners. Nett trophy in conjunction.

 

GRANDPARENTS TROPHY:

Best 18 holes Stableford. Grandparents only.

 

HOMESTEAD SHIELD:

Best Combined Stableford over 18 holes. Junior members may choose partners. Winners of trophy to be Senior-Junior combination by membership category.

 

MEN’S COMPETITIONS

Open to Members with Full Playing, Weekend and Intermediate Rights unless otherwise specified. NB: NO JUNIORS means Junior members under 19 at 1st January.

 

PRESIDENT’S TROPHY:

Best Nett for 2 rounds on separate weekends.

 

MAY CUP:

Four rounds – Nett, Stableford, Par & Nett.

Points given to first 20 in each round.

Trophy to highest aggregate.

 

Mackinlay TROPHY:

Chosen Partners

Top 16 qualify on best ball nett score.

Played off as 4BBB matchplay.

 

HANDICAP MATCHPLAY:

Top 16 Nett qualifiers to play for Championship.

Next 16 qualifiers to play for the Plate.

 

STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP:

36- and 72-holes Gross.

 

MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP:

Top 16 in each group qualify on Gross.

 

Note: Stroke-play and Match-play championships divisions are decided by total entries received being divided by 5. Qualifying numbers may change depending if entry numbers are low.

 

MENS FOURSOMES:

36 holes Gross foursomes over two rounds.

Nett prize also.

 

MID-WEEK MEN’S COMPETITIONS

 

Open to all Full Playing, Week Day and Intermediate Male Members

unless otherwise specified.

 

AGGREGATE CUP

Qualifying Round – Team pairs to be declared on qualifying day before tee-off (not necessary that individual players are in the same two, three or four ball). Thereafter 16 pairs play best combined Stableford Matchplay in – 1st and 2nd rounds, Semi Finals and Final.

 

ECLECTIC TROPHIES NETT AND GROSS (Parts 1 & 2)

Entered via 'Golf NZ' and scored from nominated Stableford, Par and Nett Scrambles on Wednesday competition days only. The ball must be holed out. Cards must be duly signed and handed in at the Proshop. Dual vouchers for the top 5 players of each of the Gross and Nett in both Part 1 & Part 2 tournaments. 

 

ERNIE MARINKOVICH TROPHY – SPONSORED BY GOLFHUB.

The winners will be selected from sum of the best ten recorded rounds from any Stableford scramble played on Wednesdays at Pakuranga throughout the MWM's year. Pro-shop credits to the top 10 players.

 

NETT CUP

The combination of two rounds of nett competition. Dual vouchers for the top 5 players.

 

PAKURANGA PARK VILLAGE – MEAT-PACK DAY

Stableford competition.

Pakuranga Park Village – Best Stableford – The top scorer wins a $50 Dual Voucher and the next 5 players win $20 meat-packs but must be at the prize giving to recieve them. (The top prizecan only be won once per person during the calendar year.)

 

PAR CUP

The combination of two rounds of  the nominated Par Cup competition. Dual vouchers for the top 5 players

 

PAKURANGA CUP

Five rounds – 32 to qualify on nett. Thereafter handicap Matchplay (shots taken from the lowest handicapper). Dual vouchers for the top 5 players.

 

 

STABLEFORD CUP

The combination of the two nominated rounds of Stableford competition. Dual vouchers for the top 5 players.

 

 

VETERAN’S TROPHY

Three rounds – Nett, Par and Stableford. Points to be allocated to 10 best scores in each round. Open to all members aged 60 years and over on the trophy start date. Winner to be determined by the best total points over the three rounds. Dual vouchers for the top 5 players.

 

READY GOLF:

In the interests of speeding up play, your committee promotes the playing of Ready Golf in all Strokeplay events. Also move from the green as soon as you have finished putting, and one of your team to get on the tee prior to doing your scoring.

 

PROGRAMME CHANGES:

All members are asked to check the noticeboards and your card for programme and playing condition changes.

 

 

WOMEN’S COMPETITIONS

NB: NO JUNIORS means Junior Fee-Paying members under 19 at 1st January.

Women’s competition days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP – SILVER & BRONZE DIVISIONS

Eligibility: All Members – weekend members to pay green fees.

Gross match play

All rounds played over 18 holes

Qualifying: 18 holes gross, top 16 qualify in each division, minimum 8.

 

STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP – SILVER & BRONZE DIVISIONS

Eligibility: All Members – weekend members to pay green fees.

36 holes gross stroke play

two rounds of 18 holes played on consecutive Tuesdays

minimum 8 players in each division.

 

CLUB COMPETITIONS

Open to Members with Full Playing and Weekend Rights unless otherwise specified.

 

CAPTAIN’S TROPHY

Eligibility: Full playing and Weekend Members

Best Nett for 2 rounds on separate weekends, minimum 8.

 

VICE PRESIDENT’S TRAY

Eligibility: Full playing and Weekend Members. No Juniors.

Two rounds of nett stroke play on two consecutive Saturdays minimum 8.

 

WEEKEND AND WEEKDAY COMBINED COMPETITIONS

AGGREGATE PAR

Best 2 of 3 par rounds

 

STABLEFORD CUP

Best 3 of 4 stableford rounds

 

JUNE YOUNG BOGEY

9 rounds of par

Each card signed by a different marker

Played from day after the last Women’s Closing day to 30 April

 

TOMLINSON TROPHY

Played in conjunction with Nancy MacCormick Home Links foursomes

36 holes foursomes handicap stroke play, played over 2 days

 

WEEKEND COMPETITIONS

WEEKEND STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

36 holes Gross stroke play, played over two days

Gross and nett prize, minimum 8 entries

 

FOURSOMES HANDICAP MATCH PLAY

Foursomes handicap match play

Qualifying: 18 holes foursomes nett, 8 pairs to qualify, 4 pairs minimum.

 

HANDICAP MATCH PLAY

Handicap match play

Qualifying: 18 holes nett, top 16 to qualify minimum 8.

 

MATTHEWS MAY TRAY

Three rounds – 1 Nett, 1 Stableford and 1 Par

Points allocated for each round

 

PUTTING CUP

Best 3 of 4 putting rounds

 

WEEKDAY COMPETITIONS

AUTUMN CUP

Three rounds – 1 nett, 1 stableford and 1 par. Points allocated for each round

 

FOURSOMES HANDICAP MATCH PLAY

Foursomes handicap match play

Qualifying: 18 holes foursomes nett, top 16 pairs to qualify,8 pairs minimum.

 

HARRIS CUP and COMMITTEE CUP

Handicap match play – 2 divisions

Qualifying: 18 holes gross. Top 16 in each division to qualify, minimum 8.

 

JOAN BROOKES TROPHY

Best 10 rounds of stableford

Played on Thursdays.

 

MCKEOWN TROPHY and VICE CAPTAIN’S TROPHY

Two divisions. Best nett for 2 rounds on separate Tuesdays

 

PUTTING CUP

Best 3 of 4 putting rounds

 

NZ GOLF – HOME LINKS COMPETITIONS

NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP

Eligibility: All members

Individual 18-hole nett stroke play

Played between February and 15 April

Top four play as a team in the District Final

 

18 HOLE HOME LINKS

Eligibility: All members

Coronation Medal, Aotearoa Cup, Veteran’s Trophy and Best Gross Cup

Nett stroke play: Coronation Medal, Aotearoa Cup and Veteran’s Trophy

Gross stroke play: Best Gross Cup

One round of 18 holes for all events

Played concurrently during March, April and May

 

NANCY Mac CORMICK MEMORIAL FOURSOMES

In conjunction with club Tomlinson Trophy

Eligibility: All members

36 holes foursomes handicap stroke play, played on two consecutive days

Played during March, April and May

 

LGU

Eligibility: All members

Four divisions – Silver, Bronze I, Bronze II and Bronze III, plus local Handicappers Cup.

Best four nett differentials to count.

 

WOMEN’S 9 HOLE COMPETITIONS

CAPTAINS TROPHY:

Played on Thursdays in conjunction with Sue Bunt Salver (Home Links Event). Between March and end of May. Best 2 of 3 rounds.

 

STABLEFORD TROPHY:

Played on Tuesday's between March and end of September. Best 8 Stableford rounds.

 

FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP:

18 holes played over two consecutive Thursday's. Nett.

 

NETT TROPHY:

Played on 6 specified Thursday's. Best 3 of 6 rounds.

 

PUTTING CUP

Played on 5 specified Thursdays. Best 3 of 5 rounds.

 

GROSS CHAMPIONSHIP:

18 holes played over two consecutive Thursday's. Gross.

 

NETT CHAMPIONSHIP

18 holes played over two consecutive Thursday's. Nett.

 

LGU

Best 4 nett differentials to count.

 

HANDICAP MATCHPLAY CUP

Qualifying: 9-hole gross

Top 16 qualify, minimum 8

 

JUNIOR COMPETITIONS – BOYS AND GIRLS

WINTER ECLECTIC

From 1st April until 31st October

 

SUMMER ECLECTIC

From 1st November until 31st March

 

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Matchplay (finals of Division 1 and 2 Boys) 36 holes; other divisions 18 holes.

 

SUMMER CUP

Best 2 rounds out of 3 (nett) on stipulated dates in January.

 

RUSSELL TROPHY

Juniors v Seniors Handicap Matchplay

 

HOMESTEAD SHIELD

Best Combined Stableford over 18 holes. Junior members may choose partners. Winners of trophy to be Senior-Junior combination by membership category

 

GENERAL MANAGER’S CUP

Four rounds scheduled for one round each summer, autumn, winter and spring. Best three of four rounds scoring Stableford. Maximum handicap is 36.

 

WEEKLY PROGRAMME

The normal weekly playing programme is:

 

Monday

 

Casual play all day

Tuesday

 

Women’s Competition from 8.30am

Casual play from 12noon

Wednesday

 

Mid Week Men’s Club day – 10.30am to 12noon

Twilight – 3.00pm to 6.00pm (summer months)

Thursday

 

Women’s 9 hole and 18-hole Competitions 8.00am – 9.30 am

Casual play from 9.30 onwards

Friday

 

Course closed until 8am, no early play.

Casual play from 8am onwards

Saturday

 

 

 

 

Restricted to members only.

Casual play from 7.30-8.47am & 12.33-1.08pm

Mens Competition 11.30am – 12.26pm

Weekend womens competition 8.54am-9.08am & 12.33pm

Tournament and trophy events

Sunday

 

Casual play all day from 7.30am onwards.

Juniors tee times 8.30-9.00am

Note:

 

Tee bookings are essential and can be made online through the dotgolf website. It is highly recommended that you check the tee booking sheet before you play as there are often changes to the standard programme above due to special events or group bookings.

 

 

Pakuranga Golf Club COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

 

Version Number 

Date

 

Approved By 

 1.1

30th November 2021

 

 The Board of Management

 

 

Rationale

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has proved to be a game changer and carries significantly higher risks of transmission than previous strains of the virus. The Government has repeatedly emphasised the importance of vaccinations – to protect individuals and to give the country more possibilities in managing the virus. Vaccination is widely considered critical to protecting people’s health and safety, by reducing the risk of transmission and minimising the clinical impacts of COVID-19 infection.

 

Under current legislative settings, all organisations can require visitors to their facilities, and/or participants in activities that they run, to be vaccinated as a condition of entry. When the new COVID-19 Protection Framework comes into force, vaccination status will be a key feature in determining what is possible under different settings (green, orange, red).

 

This policy sets out Pakuranga Golf Clubs COVID-19 vaccination requirements as they apply to employees, contractors, members, visitors and volunteers. It is designed to keep our people safe and is aligned to the Government’s objective of minimising the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic and protecting the community.

 

 

Statement

At Pakuranga Golf Club, we encourage and support our members being vaccinated against COVID-19, so that we can reduce the risk of exposure and transmission of COVID-19. It is important that we provide you with a safe community, in which you can play golf and enjoy the clubs facilities. A safe community is a COVID-19 free community, and currently the best protection against spreading COVID-19 is vaccination. We recognise that COVID-19 poses a very real and serious risk to the safety of our staff, members and volunteers, and in accordance with our health and safety obligations, we are required to take reasonably practicable steps to put in place control measures to manage and minimise (or eliminate) any such risk.

 

 

Pakuranga Golf Club Requirements

From Friday the 3rd of December 2021, only those people 12 years and older who are fully vaccinated (i.e. have completed a NZ Government recognised course of COVID-19 vaccination) will be able to access Pakuranga Golf Clubs facilities & activities. To avoid any doubt this extends across the entire property including the clubhouse, proshop,  golf course and driving range. This requirement applies to all employees, contractors, members, visitors and volunteers aged 12 and over.

 

 

Vaccination Status

Where vaccinations are required, Pakuranga Golf Club may ask individuals to disclose, and/or provide proof of, their vaccination status. Information regarding vaccination status is collected for the purposes of our health and safety management planning, implementing this policy, and to identify any relevant support measures (related to Covid-19). Pakuranga Golf Club will hold this information in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.

 

You are not required to give this information and if you choose not to provide proof of having received the vaccine, or do not wish to disclose your vaccination status then we will respect your personal choice and right to that privacy. In the interests of health and safety, those unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination when requested, will be treated as though they have not been vaccinated.

 

 

Additional Measures

In addition to this policy, Pakuranga Golf Club will maintain a range of appropriate and complementary measures in its facilities / activities to further minimise the risks associated with COVID-19, as well as following all guidance set out in the legislation and public health guidance.

 

The conditions of entry before coming to the facility or taking part in activities include:

  • Stay home if unwell or have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell) 
  • You must have produced or be able to produce evidence that you are fully vaccinated to gain access to the Pakuranga Golf Club facilities & activities. 
  • You must wear a mask at all times when in areas that you are required to do so.
  • Wash or sanitise hands before entering the facility/activities and when moving through different areas 
  • Scan the Covid Tracer QR code every time you enter the facility. 
  • You must abide by any distancing requirements that apply.

 

 

Pakuranga Golf Club acknowledges that best practice in the minimisation and mitigation of the impacts of COVID-19 is evolving rapidly (e.g. the potential introduction of rapid antigen testing). Given this, Pakuranga Golf Club confirms to its members its intention to work in good faith, as new information and recommendations come to hand, and to do its utmost to introduce the latest and complementary measures to further minimise risks.

 

Pakuranga Golf Club notes that this policy is based upon the information currently available from Government and is subject to change as we learn and understand more about how New Zealand manages the fight against COVID-19 in our communities and workplaces. In addition, the Government may mandate that Pakuranga Golf Club take certain steps. This policy may be revoked, amended, or replaced at Pakuranga Golf Club’s sole discretion on reasonable notice in the circumstances at that time.

 

 

Review

This policy will be closely monitored by The Board of Management with reviews carried out at each board meeting or sooner if deemed necessary.

 

Update: Friday 25th March

From Tuesday the 5th of April this policy will be suspended and terms of this policy will not be applicable until further notice