2020 Annual Golf Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Westfields Golf Club
13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue
Clifton, VA 20124



What social distancing guidelines are Westfields Golf Club enforcing?

The guidelines are based on recommendations from the local, state, federal governments, and the Back2Golf phasing. Due to the fluid situation, these guidelines may change, and a final set of guidelines may be created for this event as we get closer.

What precautions are Westfield Staff Members taking?

Staff members: will have a temperature check and COVID screening before each shift, are required to wear a face covering in any public areas and inside the Club House,  are to maintain (6) feet away from other staff and guests as much as possible, are required to wash their hands at least once per hour, handling food and beverage are required to wear gloves.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes, CoreNet Global requires all Chapter members and non-members attending in-person events sign a health waiver.  The waiver will be sent via email directly to golfers upon registration.  If a player does not submit a completed waiver, they will be prohibited from attending.  

Is the tournament this year going to be a Shotgun start with multiple groups on a tee?  If so, what precautions are to be taken with multiple groups on a tee?

Yes, there will be a shotgun start.  There will be an A group on the tee and B group on the tee.  We ask that B group hang back at least 6 feet from the A Group until they leave the tee. The same practice should be applied throughout the round if there are multiple groups on a tee box at the same time.

During play, what precautions should players take?

Please keep 6 feet distance on the teeing area and the putting green as players will be in the closest proximity to the other players.

Do I have the choice to walk if I prefer to not ride in the cart?

Absolutely! Players who are comfortable walking and carrying their own clubs, please do so. You can also use the golf cart as a “caddy” to transport your golf bag while you walk to you ball.

Can I request a cart to utilize for myself?

Yes, however there are only a certain number of carts that Westfields is providing.  If you prefer your own cart, please let the special events committee know as soon as possible, so that we can accommodate. 

During play, what are some changes/precautions that Westfields have taken?

Holes on course will have an upside down cup to allow for the golf ball to drop below the lip of the hole without falling all the way down to the cup. Flagsticks will not be touched or removed in any circumstances. Bunker rakes have been removed from the bunkers on course. That area should be played as “Ground Under Repair” and players can move their ball without penalty to get relief from any footprints or divots. The relief will remain in the bunker. Water coolers, ball washers, and other convenience items have been removed from the course. Restroom facilities are open at the Clubhouse, however the on-course restroom has been removed. Golf Carts are being fully sanitized following each use and again in the morning when they are staged for the day. Staff will have cleaning solution for on the spot cleaning opportunities as well. Touch point surfaces in the Club House including restrooms, door handles, dining tables & counters are being disinfected hourly.  Hand sanitizer and sanitizing stations have been set up around the Club House.

Will we be able to have a meal and awards reception?

Yes, there will be an open air pavilion outdoor space that will be utilized with social distancing.  This area has a capacity of over 200 guests.  The tables will have 6 chairs each and will be spread 6ft apart.  

For the meal afterward, will someone serve the food?

The buffet will be single sided with a Food & Beverage Attendant serving the selections in a Mask & Gloves.

For Sponsorship information, who do I contact?

Brendan Bergin Bbergin@nosinc.com and Andrew McNeil Andrew.McNeill@jkmoving.com