Allow limited golf

For first two months allow non-competitive 9 hole golf, with max of two players per game. If competitive there is more risk of losing concentration and breaching social distancing which has to be the priority. Similarly, if more than two per game that increases risks to social distancing. If limit to 9 holes that should help to reduce the need to use clubhouse toilets.

Why the contribution is important

It will allow golf to return in a very manageable way without risk.

by nairnboy on May 08, 2020 at 12:39PM

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  • Posted by Martin39 May 08, 2020 at 12:54

    I agree wholeheartedly. Golf is an excellent exercise as it involves fresh air, walking and some muscular activity. I know that golf clubs have been thinking of ways to make it work and this suggestion is very sensible. Turn up no more than 10 minutes before your tee-off time, play in 2's, don't touch the flag and maintaining social distancing is usually easy for my friend and I as we are usually at least 50 yards apart on most holes!!
  • Posted by GeorgeMac May 08, 2020 at 12:58

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  • Posted by GerryJ May 08, 2020 at 13:04

    Too early. Golf courses are for membership. Open them up for general access. If closed to membership non members are less likely to access for daily exercise.
  • Posted by Schaffer1968 May 08, 2020 at 13:15

    Golf courses are full of joggers, dog walkers, cyclists, groups gathering, families playing with rugby/footballs, whilst golfers watch and pay @£80 pcm without being able to play. It was correct to close till now, but agree limited number of holes in single or household group access should be considered.
  • Posted by Dodley May 08, 2020 at 13:45

    This is an excellent idea. A local rule could be used to avoid touching the flag or reaching into the hole, maybe just a circle sprayed in the putting surface could be regarded as the hole.
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