As of 1st May 2020, the Warwickshire Union will be furloughing the position of Operations Director, Matt Nixon, inline with the current support being offered by the government during the Corona outbreak.
This period is currently planned to be from 1st May 2020 through to 30th June 2020. This is being reviewed mid-June with a possible extension into July dependant on the situation and government provisions at that time.
During this period we want to keep a means of communication open to our Clubs and their members, so if you need answers to any immediate questions during this time, we have set up a number of contacts to cover all the different aspects of our organisation.
Please do remember that all of these contacts are volunteers and therefore may be a delay in receiving a response should you try and get in touch.
The contacts put into place are as follows;
Handicapping Queries: Claire Barker (Regional and County Handicap Advisor) firstname.lastname@example.org 07778 063723
Rules of Golf Queries: Alastair Scott (Championship Referee) email@example.com 07836 325453
Course Rating Queries: Martin Jackson (Chairman of Course Rating and Handicapping Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org 07811 399088
Affiliation fees and finances Queries: Robin Brennan (County Treasurer) email@example.com 07500 352654
Midland Golf Union, Inter County or England Golf Queries: John Duncombe (Midland Union Executive Committee member and England Golf Voting Member) firstname.lastname@example.org 01564 742176
Fixtures / Championship Queries: Mark Reynolds (County President) email@example.com 07532 187955
Any Team, Player or Coaching Queries: Nev Gardner (Team Management and Player Development Chairman) firstname.lastname@example.org 07561 578969
Any Urgent or other Club related Queries: Bob Harrison (County Chairman) email@example.com 01676 530046
In addition to these contacts and in readiness for when golf does become playable once more, the R&A and CONGU have made slight alterations to allow qualifying scores which can be found here https://www.englandgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CONGU-rules_RandA.pdf .
Please also read on the England Golf website all Corona Virus updates and advice they may have https://www.englandgolf.org/coronavirus/ . I must stress that these are correct at the time of writing and may alter during the time I am furloughed. Please check on R&A and/or England Golf websites for further updates.