Golf resumption

Golf can be played in groups of 2, 3 or 4 without touching anything that does not belong to you and while respecting social distancing. Other restrictions can be devised to maintain safety requirements. This should be an early candidate for inclusion when relaxation of lockdown is considered.

The relaxation should not be subject to age restriction provided players are not in a high risk category

Why the contribution is important

Allowing golf will encourage open air activities in a controlled environment thus adding to physical and mental welfare

by b100gbar on May 08, 2020 at 06:40PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.1
Based on: 24 votes


  • Posted by trishwood May 08, 2020 at 19:28

    One of the sporting activities which could have continued from the outset of the shut down with sensible precautions re removal of bunker rakes, not handling the flag stick. It should be one of the first sporting activities to be ‘rescued’ from the lockdown.
  • Posted by TL May 08, 2020 at 19:37

    Would be quite easy for people to practise social distancing on golf course and it will allow them exercise and social activity which will be good for health, physical and mental
  • Posted by EJR May 08, 2020 at 19:51

    Golf should not be allowed to be played as the courses currently provide valuable land for all people to safely exercise on. Where I live , we are surrounded by links golf courses along the coast in both direction and farmland around the rest of the town. When the tide is in, there is very little space to exercise without the golf courses unless people travel by car. It would seem equitable to allow all Scots the right to exercise on golf courses rather than the select few.
  • Posted by mpm2020 May 08, 2020 at 20:27

    I'm a golfer who is also making use of access to a number of courses in the vicinity of my home for walking during lockdown. I'm afraid public access is causing widespread damage. Cyclists/scooters across greens, sandpits in bunkers and a hiding place for those gathering and trying to avoid the police. Spoils it for all I'm afraid and there is no reason why if walkers can use safely why golfers can't get back out on the course with social distancing measures in place.
  • Posted by Me55 May 08, 2020 at 21:17

    I agree with previous comments that there is no reason that golf cannot be played using current isolation guidelines. I think it is an important exercise many people have taken for years
  • Posted by DavidGunn May 08, 2020 at 21:29

    Following social distancing guidelines golf should be allowed to restart.

    Many golf courses have public rights of way which can also be accommodated with social distancing.
  • Posted by godboy19 May 09, 2020 at 07:26

    Golf courses aren't exercise areas by right.
    People have been generously loaned the right to use them during this crisis but they are paid for by the members of the club who want to use their land again.
    Much damage has been done to courses caused by the public including people having bonfires on the greens and even sex in bunkers!
    I agree with this idea.
  • Posted by alistairarthur May 09, 2020 at 07:31

    I can only support the resumption of golf whether private or municipal.
    The following is my reasoning -
    1) players can manage the playing group, implement self policing.
    2) physical exercise for the players who would usually be in the same age group. eg 50 - 80.
    3) enables the 70+ age group to participate rather than be sheltered.
    4) annual fee has been paid so no need for “money” at the starters box.
    5) starter is there to implement “rules”

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