As the Captain of JSGC(E), I have received clear direction from the Station Security Officer at Episkopi Station Headquarters (see email below).
With immediate effect:
Entitled Members are permitted to invite guests who are staying or visiting them and are in possession of a Green Visitor Pass to play the course on payment of the appropriate Green Fee.
Veteran and Associate Members are not permitted to bring unauthorised guests into Happy Valley including the Golf Club.
I look to all Members, to ensure that the above rules are enforced. Any Member found to be in breach of the above will risk having their membership terminated.
As stated by the Station Security Officer the Golf Club is an Encroachment and must abide by HQ BFC Regulations at all times.
Yours in Golf
You will, obviously, be aware that my three children all play golf and are active members of the Junior Section. As a consequence of this I regularly visit the club to drop them off, pick them up or support them at competitions. Worryingly, I have noticed an increase in the number of Hire Cars within the car park. It has also been brought to my attention as the Station Security Officer that there seems to be more and more unauthorised personnel using Happy Valley and particularly the Golf Club. The suggestion is that they are not fully paid up members of the Golf Club but paying a Green Fee; this seems to be predominantly on a Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and a Thursday morning.
As they are not full members of the Golf Club they have not applied through my office for an official entry pass to Happy Valley and are not security cleared to enter Happy Valley or use any of the Clubs located there. I remind you that these personnel are trespassing on MOD property and the Golf Club are condoning this by permitting them to play, this practice must cease immediately, I remind you that the Golf Club is an Encroachment and must abide by HQ BFC Regulations at all times.
The Station Commander agreed with you last year that the Golf Club could permit membership to all those on the waiting list, however, there were to be no ‘Green Fee’ players apart from those personnel either visiting or staying with Entitled Personnel and in possession of a Green visitor pass.
If the Golf Club continues to permit casual Green Fee players that have no pass or right to be in Happy Valley then I will have no option as the Security Officer but to report this to the Station Commander as this is a definite breach of security and he will take appropriate action.
I look forward to your response.
Jeremy D M Dennish | Station Security Officer | Episkopi and Troodos
Episkopi Station Headquarters | E Block | Episkopi Station | BFPO 53|