We are just back from a lovely week at Roda and the new clubhouse is as everyone says just lovely. We had an incident on Sunday morning which has stayed with me since and I just wanted to make people aware of it.
I was playing golf on Sunday morning and our group had to delay driving off on the tee of the 17th hole for approximtately ten minutes as a young boy aged approximately 8-10 years old was walking along the cart path in the direction of the 18th tee. (I am not complaining about the delay and everyone in our group which included a Spanish couple of owners were horrified as the lack of parental supervision for this child). The child was following another young boy and it was clear that neither was aware of the potential dangers of where they were walking. It was not that long ago that a young man was killed when hit by a golf ball in Scotland and another young man was killed in Ireland on a golf course also again hit by a golf ball.
The children were going to Phase 3 and whilst I fully appreciate that the owners on Phase 3 find the golf course a useful shortcut to the clubhouse this could prove very dangerous and even fatal if one of them is hit by a golf ball. There are very clear notices on the course that the area is only for golfers and this is not for the amusement of golfers but to ensure that people are aware that a golf course is a dangerous area. Even as a seasoned golfer I would never want to be walking across a golf course thinking that I would know where a ball might be coming from as there are many mishits on all golf courses.
Please please ensure that you let any renters know that the golf course is a very dangerous and potentially lethal place to be as we do not want a serious accident on Roda and it is essential that the message is out there that it is a very dangerous place to walk especially if you don´t know what to expect. All of our group were rightly very upset by the incident and I hope that people can get the message out there. I would rather walk a mile or two than endanger life and limb on a golf course.