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Dear Members,

– Matches resume 21 April
– New date for Spring Meeting: 30 June
– Revised Privacy Notice

I hope everyone is keeping well. As we are now allowed to return to our golf courses – hurrah! – I am delighted to let you have some information regarding the start of our golfing year.

As you will know, between 12 April and 16 May, we are able to go ahead with our matches, but will be limited by a) the rule of six and b) outdoor hospitality only. So whilst we can play, our ability to socialise will be necessarily limited as will the catering arrangements. However, I am pleased to confirm that our matches against Royal Ashdown Forest G.C. (21/4), London Solicitors G.S. (29/4) and Royal Worlington & Newmarket G.C (16/5) are all currently planned to go ahead, albeit with some modifications. If you would like to play in these fixtures, please contact the Match Managers for more details. However, please note that the Lucifer match (6/5) has been cancelled.

Given the restrictions, we have decided to reschedule our Spring Meeting, which will now take place on Wednesday 30 June at Walton Heath G.C. We recognise that this date is close to our Summer Meeting, however the meetings are different in format and capacity and the Committee felt that there would likely be sufficiently strong demand for both events. James MacNaughton, our Spring Meeting Secretary will be sending out details shortly.

From 17 May to 20 June, we will be permitted to meet in groups of six indoors (and 30 outdoors) which means that many of our matches will be able to take place in conditions closer to our usual format. And, all being well, from 21 June it will be back to golfing ‘business as usual’.

The website has been updated to reflect this information. Please do sign up for matches using the website functionality as this is very helpful to our Match Managers. https://www.lloydsgolfclub.com/events/

On the administrative front, please be advised that the Club’s privacy notice has been updated to reflect better how we manage your personal data. The revised statement is shown below and is available via our website.

We collect and store your personal information (including dates of birth, postal and email addresses, telephone numbers and golf handicap) so that we can communicate with you about the activities of the Golf Club and to support the smooth operations of the Club for its Members. This legitimate interest falls within the conditions of the GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018.

You can view and update your details at any time by logging into the Member Directory and clicking Edit Profile. Your details are password protected. Through their membership, Members agree to keep personal information in relation to other members confidential and undertake to use the same solely in connection with the Club’s legitimate purposes and activities. If you want us to remove your personal information, please email Hon.Sec@lloydsgolfclub.com and we will delete your details. You will then only be able to view the non-restricted areas of the website. We remove all personal details of members in the cases of resignation from the Club or death. The information is held on a secure web server in the UK. We do not share your information with any third parties (with one exception, being the printers who print and send out the Annual Fixture Cards. Information sent to them is encrypted for data protection).

I look forward to seeing many of you in the coming months. Meanwhile, stay safe, have fun and good luck with your first drive!
Kind regards,
Hon.Sec.