If golf clubhouses remain closed then social distancing on a golf course almost happens naturally when playing in no more than a two ball.

If players avoid removing flagsticks, a rubber doughnut could be placed in holes to raise the base making it easier to pick a ball out and if all bunker rakes that could be touched were removed then that would greatly reduce the risk of cross infection.

A round of golf would allow 3+ hours in the fresh air which has to be good for physical fitness and mental wellbeing. We are being told that transmission rates are greatly reduced outside.

I am working from home and with no weekend sporting activity to watch or play every day becomes the same and I feel as if I am working endlessly.

With clubhouses closed players would dress accordingly before arrival and change footwear from their cars which they would still travel in separately.

Why the contribution is important

Being outside in the fresh air playing golf is good physical exercise where social distancing is fairly natural. Playing golf would boost morale and mental health.

by Ferg0077 on May 10, 2020 at 09:46AM

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  • Posted by Jock52 May 10, 2020 at 13:59

    I second this opinion. Playing a “ twoball” , one can easily maintain safe distancing . As I understand the situation the Covid19 virus is spread via physical droplets rather than individual viruses exhaled. At our golf club, Hilton Park, before the compulsory lock down the green keepers put foam rubber pipe insulation material into the holes on the greens, facilitating removal of one’s golf ball with minimal handling.
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