Happy New Year!
We are hoping to see you this year despite the continued uncertainty of the public health situation.
This letter announces new protocols and formats toward helping our clients conduct the safest events possible while maintaining the essence of the traditional Library Mini Golf events. We are confident these changes will allow our events to resume in the near future and we look forward to discussing possible 2021 dates with you soon.
Effective immediately and indefinitely, we will institute the following procedures:
- We will be bringing at least 50% more clubs and balls than we have in the past. This will reduce the number of times any equipment is used.
- A cleaning station near the 18th green will be set up where all clubs and balls will be disinfected at the end of each round of play
- Disposable, single use gloves will be available for all players.
- Some form of dedicated tee times will be recommended to avoid congestion
- We will assist library volunteers to maintain social distancing at all times
As we have all seen over the 15 years we have run our events, most people tend to play only with people from the same household and only when a hole is very long is there more than one group of players on a hole at a time. Mini golf tends to space people out under normal circumstances. What will need to be adjusted is the spacing for any queues. All of us have experienced the need to separate when standing in lines and we don’t expect any difficulties helping patrons maintain proper distances.
In addition to these changes during the event itself, we want to offer our clients more flexibility in the schedule and format of the events as well. First, our most popular format has always been a Friday evening program followed by a full day of play on Saturday. We want to offer to set up the course any time on Wednesdays and Thursdays and pick up the course on Sundays or Mondays. This will allow patrons to naturally space themselves out more and reduce the number of people in the building at any one time.
We also would like to encourage all of our clients to make the event at least partially virtual. Golf has always been partially a spectator activity. We have several ideas about what can be added to the program to broadcast both the golf and other activities to make the event a compelling virtual event which will increase participation and financial viability.
Lastly, we want to offer all of our clients the option to bring the event outdoors later this spring and summer. We have held a small number of outdoor programs in the past and we are confident virtually every city or town has an appropriate venue for us to use, although the best place may not be on the library or school property. We look forward to discussing how we have previously made this work.
Please contact us at your convenience to discuss details on any of the above.