GOLF ACADEMY OPERATIONAL UPDATE – MAY 30, 2020
WELCOME TO THE 2020 GOLF SEASON!
The National Allied Golf Associations of Alberta (NAGA) has informed me that PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals are now able to begin conducting golf lessons in the province of Alberta. I am now taking bookings and will once again be conducting sessions at Cottonwood Coulee this season. Covid-19 has created a dramatic shift in the protocols, not just for golf lessons but for all business operations across the province. With that said, please familiarize yourself with the expectations and information below, to help ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all involved.
SUMMARY OF GENERAL EXPECTATIONS – GOLFER & COACH:
- In the event anyone has been traveling recently, or is feeling unwell and/or displaying symptoms, the session will be rescheduled (without penalty) as per the mandatory provincial quarantine protocols.
- Please feel free to bring any facemasks or PPE you feel you need to be comfortable; however, the choice to wear masks/etc is entirely yours. I will have disposable masks, sanitizer, and wipes available on-site as well. Most importantly, do what ever you feel you need to be comfortable.
- When arriving at Cottonwood for sessions, please stop in the pro shop and retrieve a basket of range balls to be used for warmup. The clubhouse and pro shop will have traffic flow limits in place, so please factor a few extra minutes onto your arrival time to account for any small delays. Payments for lessons will not be taken on-site. All sessions will be invoiced out after the fact and payment options will be discussed at that time.
- Client sessions are spaced out approximately 15-30 mins apart, to allow time for cleaning, sanitizing, and re-organizing between clients. You will be invited over to the lesson tee at the end of the range as soon as the area is ready for you. All contact points or shared equipment and training aids will be wiped down appropriately and/or sanitized as needed.
- Lessons will be delivered with consideration for social distancing in mind; however, at times – much like a hair-dresser or physiotherapist – it is not possible to avoid contact or maintain physical spacing and still deliver services effectively. Although these moments will only happen occasionally, please understand they are unavoidable at times. They will not happen in a session without prior discussion, and all involved are free to express concerns without judgment, leading to a joint decision with how best to proceed.
- In the past, one-hour sessions consisted of a 5o-min lesson, followed immediately by a 10-minute client debrief and written note session, where clients were given a written summary of the session’s key concepts, drills, and prescriptive practice strategies. In an effort to minimize contact points and adhere to the clubhouse occupancy rules, these debrief sessions will no longer be happening face-to-face. In lieu of these note sessions, clients will be sent a digital copy of their 50-minute lesson summary at the end of the teaching day. There is no change to 30-Minute sessions as debrief notes were not a part of that process; the entire session is spent working on the lesson tee.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to phone, text, or email me. Let’s be patient with one another as we navigate these challenging times and establish a new workflow to ensure the comfort and safety of us all. We are in this together.
I look forward to working with you!
Trevor Moore 403-504-3272