THIS weekend's Bathurst Golf Club Men's Championships have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
Up until earlier this week the club had still scheduled their four-round event but Bathurst Golf Club general manager Brad Constable said it would have been a dangerous endeavour to let the championships proceed.
"We want to be doing the right thing by the community. We cancelled the championships because we didn't want 200 people here in a bustling car park," he said.
"We've changed our competition to space out tee times by 15 minutes. People are told to turn up just before their tee time, pay their money, then head onto the course with no loitering or congregating.
"It worked really well yesterday. There's still a demand for golf ... and we want to be doing the right thing."
Constable said club members have been very receptive to the new rules put in place.
"Everyone's adhering to the rules and keeping their distance from each other," he said.
"We've also got a one person-per-cart rule in place as well."
You can read more about the new rules in place in Constable's latest edition of On The Tee.
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