This is from one 69 years and 9 months old member of Leek Golf Club. Not much more to go until the first digit changes, and then my chances of a pretty normal life will be changed forever.
This is a bit of a plea to all members. I want to play golf at Leek for a lot of years to come, and the only way I am going to be able to do that is by following the rules the Government has laid down and asking everyone to abide by them too. The Board and Club are doing everything they can to protect everyone, but on this occasion, I am writing just as a member asking you to help.
It does not seem to matter how old you are, this horrible virus can kill anybody, and I don’t want it to be anyone I know and love, including you.
So, I ask that if you visit the Club, that you really do stick to the rules. The Clubhouse is closed, so please do not transfer your socialising to another part of the premises, or even outside. Do not congregate in groups, and if you need the Locker Room, then please go in, but not together, do whatever is necessary and come straight out. It may be a good idea to take your clubs home, so that the number of times you need to go inside is reduced.
The Club is doing everything it can to keep the course open and we can succeed, if we abide by the rules. I would ask that if you see anyone not sticking to the rules, then you say something and don’t leave it to someone else. I know that we as a nation are not good at this, but it could save a life.
Please think of everyone, and the needs not just of the members of Leek Golf Club, but also of those further afield. And, if you feel unwell, then please self-isolate.
Let us look after our world. It may never be the same again, but at least let us take responsibility for not just ourselves, but everyone around us. This is not the end, but a new beginning.