COVID-19 Protection Framework : ORANGE


With the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system) being implemented from Friday 3 December we are emailing to inform members how Masterton Golf Club will operate while at ORANGE.

A recent guidance, received from a GolfNZ directive, states that golf is a permitted activity while at ORANGE for both vaccinated and unvaccinated players, therefore Masterton Golf Club will allow both vaccinated and unvaccinated members and players on the course to enjoy a round of golf whenever they want.

However, from Friday 3 December Masterton Golf Club Clubhouse will operate under the “My Vaccine Pass” verification system. This will mean that all Clubhouse facilities – which includes the Pro Shop, Café, upstairs bar and locker rooms – may only be accessed by vaccinated members or visitors. Masks are still encouraged to be worn inside at all times.

Unvaccinated members or visitors will not be able to enter or use the indoor areas as listed above.

For those who are vaccinated please be prepared to produce your vaccine passport if requested by any Club Official, whether by the My Vaccine Passport or as a hard copy. The Pro Shop has an NZ Pass verifier ready to help.

For all unvaccinated members and visitors when a scorecard or pay green fees are required a bell is outside the Pro Shop for help.

This decision is one that the Board has not taken lightly but we believe it is the right one. We pride ourselves as being an inclusive Club and we hope we are being respectful when it comes to people’s personal life choices, however our number one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members, visitors, staff and the wider community. With our staff and Board members being vaccinated this is a small way we can help our country hopefully return to some sort of normality.

Thank you for your continued support. Please bear with us as this is new to ALL of us and it may take a some time to iron out any anomalies in our system and make this work for everyone.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Board Chairman, Andy Pottinger 021 271 6933.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Masterton Golf Club Board of Management.