A message from our President
Mervyn Cooney speaks on the current pandemic
In response to Covid-19, all activities of Pitch and Putt Ireland are temporarily suspended. This is a sad and difficult time for all of us and our thoughts are naturally with those who have been affected by the pandemic. We are immensely proud of all our members who are contributing to the national effort.
As far as the Pitch and Putt season is concerned, I hope you understand that I am unable to offer a definitive update while we continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation.
As we navigate through these unique and changing challenges, we want you to know that we will continue to follow government advice and plan to reschedule our events as soon as we are able to do so safely. We will keep you well-informed when this is possible.
Your welfare is always of the utmost importance to us, never more so than in this challenging situation. We will liaise with and consult fully with County Boards and clubs to ensure that we get the opportunity to play the game that we all love as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the meantime we will continue to share stories from across the Pitch and Putt community via 'Backspin', our online newsletter and in our social media platforms.
The current situation will undoubtedly have financial implications for our clubs. It will also have financial implications for many of our members, but I would ask players if at all possible to pay their membership fee to help their club meet their running costs.
While everyone should stay at home until April 12th, course maintenance may be considered to be an essential service which cannot be performed from home and therefore can continue during this period. All workers must adhere to HSE guidelines in relation to safety and physical distancing. Clubs may therefore continue with essential maintenance only.
We are extremely proud of the relationships we hold dear with each of our members and our Pitch and Putt partners around the world, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you to a Pitch and Putt Ireland Championship soon
Please be assured that the wellbeing of players, spectators and everyone involved with our Championships remains our absolute priority. The spirit of comradeship displayed at the last Scratch Cup to be played before the restrictions, at St Patricks, makes me confident that together we will face and hopefully cope with by far the biggest challenge of our generation.
On behalf of Pitch and Putt Ireland’s National Executive and staff I send our good wishes to each and every one of you, and wish you and those close to you the best of health.
Yours in Sport
Pitch & Putt Ireland President
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