Golf should be allowed to restart

Golf is a sport that can easily be played whilst adhering to current guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. Change shoes in car park, no rakes in bunkers, leave flags in, walk 2 metres apart, don’t shake hands, leave course immediately after game. Simple! The benefits to general health and mental wellbeing will far outweigh any perceived risk of reinstating this outdoor sport played over acres of open ground!!!

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It will benefit health and wellbeing

by jaggy1971 on May 05, 2020 at 06:51PM

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Based on: 18 votes


  • Posted by mdinafala May 05, 2020 at 19:02

    Would keep my brother sane while we await renovation restarting on our house
  • Posted by DevVeh May 05, 2020 at 19:03

    There are multiple ideas about golf. This is a repitition.
  • Posted by Meerykat May 05, 2020 at 19:46

    Being a golfer, I agree with the desire to open courses with clear and strict guidelines. However, being a nurse trained in infection control, I have noticed that many golfers seem to think that merely raising the putting cup or using some method of clearing the ball from the cup is preventing the possibility of infection. This is not so - a carrier of COVID 19 who, if playing golf, will presumably have no symptoms. He or she handles their golf ball which is then putted into the cup; this leaves contamination on the cup base/perimeter; this contamination is then passed to other peoples’ golf balls, which they have putted in. So, the putting -in aspect remains a big concern. If golf reopens, there should be no putting in to prevent cross contamination.
  • Posted by IainBlair May 05, 2020 at 19:56

    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.
  • Posted by DrMantisToboggan May 05, 2020 at 20:30

    Opening golf courses is the most commonly posted idea on this forum. Really vital for the government's decision making framework I'm sure.
  • Posted by jaggy1971 May 05, 2020 at 23:29

    Clearly it is - as you have just stated, it’s the most commonly posted idea! Maybe the government will take note. We live in a democracy where votes count...
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