Ever feel helpless? Over the last few weeks that's exactly how I've felt. I'm holed up in a house in Orlando, FL and I'm watching millions of small businesses, thousands of golf courses get decimated by something we can't see, hear and for most of us, understand. I hate it for everyone, the soon to graduate seniors, the athletes about to make their first mound appearance, the kids who can't properly say goodbye to their passing parents - literally everyone. But as many know, I do have a special place in my heart for the small business owner. The SMB owner puts her ass on the line every day. S/he battles and smiles and writes the check to support the local little league and teaches people how to work. S/he provides the introduction to the concept of work to trillions of young people - and those young people go on to lead companies, churches and countries. So, for me and I know most of us, it has been especially hard to watch the Covid-19 SMB impact.
Hopefully in some way this can help some golf course owners:
For the past few weeks we've been working with one of our ClubBuy vendors, SynaTek to bring a golf cart disinfectant to our members. We now have the product and our supply chain is being replenished several times each month but unfortunately we cannot guarantee constant availability. Along with the product sourcing, SynaTek has done a great job of pulling together best management practice steps for our members.
About the product: NeutraFect is registered with the EPA and found on List N which is made up of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. A case of NeutraFect costs $400 and comes with 4 1/2 gallon bottles. A single bottle costs $120. When mixed properly, a case will yield over 120 gallons of disinfectant. We have secured a discounted rate for ClubBuy members, which provides a 10% savings. Please hold off on ordering more than 1 case for your first order and please use this link which will include your ClubBuy discount. The discount will render (code: ClubBuy) at check-out. When you arrive at the store, be sure to change the product amount from one bottle to one case, if that meets your needs.
If your club or golf course is not a ClubBuy member club, it's easy, free and fast to join. Please visit: https://www.clubbuy.com/join at the bottom of the page, you'll find our electronic participation agreement. Please note, joining ClubBuy does not commit you to buying anything through our ClubBuy program.
About the process: The BMP for disinfecting golf carts is simple but it's important to follow these recommended guidelines. 1- Rinse all parts of the golf cart. 2- Gear up! wearing gloves and eye protection is always recommended when using cleaning chemicals. 3- Spray NeutraFect on the outside and inside of the cab as well as the rear bag and storage bin. 4- Spray enough NeutraFect on the surfaces that it takes at least 10 minutes to air-dry. 5- Before using the cart, wait at least 10 minutes after application and wipe away any excess moisture. You can purchase a good, pump-free sprayer for $100 from SynaTek, find more details at this link.