Friday, 1st May 2020
Covid-19 Level 3
Good morning all, hope you are staying safe.
Please take the time to read this in full! There has been lot of changes as to how we will be operating to ensure that we can provide a safe and sterile environment for our customers to enjoy the range and get back in to golf as we come through these testing times. So please try to work with us.
JK’s World of Golf driving range is set to re-open today (Friday 1st May) from 10am and remain open till around 9pm, however, it is not business as usual. We are opening under some very strict rules and reduced hours in order to comply with government regulations and their specific guidelines for golf and society in general.
JK’s World of Golf has an obligation to ensure the safety of its’ customers and a responsibility to the country to aid in the battle against Covid-19. Please be patient and try to work with us.
The shop, toilets and practice green will be closed to the public. Orders can be made online through our website www.jksworldofgolf.co.nz ,or in some cases where it can’t be purchased online, over the phone.
Bookings and registration are essential. We are working on an online booking system but for now just give us a call on 0800 JKS GOLF (08005574653). Because of the need to take bookings we have assigned time limits to our ball quantities. Half a basket (approximately 50 balls) is a 30 minute booking, a full basket (approximately 100 balls) is a one hour booking. We will monitor this over the next week and see if it needs to be adjusted but for now we’ll give this a go. When you book we will assign you a bay, once you arrive you can go directly to your bay and your balls should be there waiting for you. You cannot share your balls. Please arrive promptly and on time for your booking, once your time has finished please do not loiter and proceed to exit through the marked doors and leave immediately. There must be no loitering or congregating in the carpark. If you arrive early to your booking please wait in your car until your booked time. Entry will be through the “Late Night Entrance” side door. The exit on the bays to the right of the shop will be through the door at the end of the range, the exit to the bays on the left of the shop will be through the fire exit out to the putting green.
One person per bay. There will be a limit of one person per bay. To ensure social distancing we will only be using every second bay. You will be assigned a bay and you must stay within that bay. This applies even to those within your bubble.
You must bring your own equipment! No hire clubs will be available and No sharing of equipment this applies even to those within your bubble.
If you have an eKey, the prepaid electronic fobs, you will still need to book!
Please do not arrange to meet anyone outside your bubble.
We are trying to get through this together so please try to adhere to these rules and try to work with the staff during these stressful times. If we think someone is flaunting the rules or putting others at risk we will ask them to leave and they will not receive any refund.
Thank you for all your enquires and ongoing support. The shop is currently open for online orders and will be sending items out from Tuesday 28th of April. The driving range will be closed till at least Thursday the 30th of April but we are working on how we can open safely within the current government guidelines. New Zealand Golf has been working with the government and we should see some courses opening soon. Driving ranges are allowed to open under Level 3 with very specific rules.
We will be putting updates up here and on our Facebook page here.
What we envision is an online booking and payment system (just looking for one now), we will only allow one person per bay, and we will only be using every second bay. Everyone is going to need to register and pay through the online booking. The shop and toilets will be closed to the public as per the government requirements. Entry will be by a side door and balls will be in your bay ready for the booking to start. The balls are already soaked each day so we will add to this disinfectant. The bays will be cleaned regularly and the tees cleaned after each use or possibly removed altogether. There will be no hire clubs, you must provide your own clubs.
Like I said we are still working on this. If anyone has any ideas or advice please feel free to private message me. We want to get up and running again and we would like to provide golfers with a safe environment to get out of the house and get back to doing what they love.