Anyone who plays golf knows it is very easy to play a round but keep a social distance. Letting golf clubs reopen, without locker rooms, bar & catering will allow members of all ages to play which will do so much for health and well being. Golf clubs can remove rakes and flags so members do not need to touch these items and set up rules regarding numbers playing together.

Why the contribution is important

It is very important as my mum is a very fit 77 year old whom played golf twice a week. She is now hardly going out as she is missing her friends and feels depressed. Golf will help all ages to stay fit and healthy. Also golf club fees are very expensive and we have paid for a service which we cannot use. We cannot ask clubs to repay subs as they do not have the cash flow.

by balma on May 05, 2020 at 06:20PM

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  • Posted by jaggy1971 May 05, 2020 at 18:53

    Couldn’t agree more! Get the golf courses open and improve the general health and mental wellbeing of the Scottish public.
  • Posted by MadeinGlasgow May 05, 2020 at 18:54

    Medical evidence would seem to indicate that outdoor activities reduce the potential for transmission, assuming social distancing is maintained.
    Any outdoor activity that does not require physical contact and can be enjoyed by a maximum of two participants who can easily maintain 2m distance, surely has to be considered as minimal risk.
    As a member of a golf club I feel the benefits of allowing clubs to reopen courses, and only the course, as per R&A & Scottish Golf Union restrictions would be hugely beneficial, not only to golfers but golf clubs in general and Scotland as a country.
     Membership numbers are in decline, existing members already questioning the wisdom of renewing membership for an activity they are currently unable to participate in.
    The daily destruction of many years of hard work in maintaining a golf course, that has come about by virtue of the fact that the fairways are devoid of golfers, and are now in daily use by, cyclists, skateboarders, picnicking families on greens that have taken years to cultivate.
    If courses are ruined, membership falls, if membership falls, courses close.
    A future Scotland without golf! The vast majority of golf tourists come to play the many wonderful courses in Scotland, not only the elite courses on the Pro circuit.
  • Posted by Hamsterpus May 05, 2020 at 19:03

    It is silly to keep gold courses closed - it is a healthy sport for which social distancing is simple to obtain.
  • Posted by IainBlair May 05, 2020 at 19:57

    Golf is likely the safest naturally socially distanced sport. It provides exercise, fresh air and mental health benefits. Scottish Golf has issued additional guidelines which clubs had, prior to lockdown already implemented, that completely remove the need to touch any part of the course or its equipment such as flagsticks. Golf is played across the whole of society and is accessible to pretty much anyone who wishes to play at low cost and in close proximity almost everywhere. Golf is the most obvious thing to re-open and would be a tremendous boost to a large number of people.
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