Open golf courses with restrictions

Golf courses could open with restrictions. Two balls maintaining social distancing. No raking of bunkers or removing flags. Keep club houses closed. No risk. If tv presenters can continue to socially distance in a tv studio then why no golf or tennis for that matter with restrictions.

Why the contribution is important

Good for mental health and exercise

by mc1 on May 05, 2020 at 08:37PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.5
Based on: 27 votes


  • Posted by colin546326 May 05, 2020 at 21:41

    if we also accept that we can have a small bubble of friends/family then the numbers could be increased to four as in general apart from the tee and green then players are usually separated more than 2m. Also, the fact they are known people it is easier to keep a track if they come into contact with a Covid case
  • Posted by JohnMag May 05, 2020 at 21:45

    Apart from the obvious mental health and exercise benefits. I think this would be a chance to get back a more ‘normal’ routine. Even though it would be limited. I fully support all the measures being taken at present and will follow the instructions.
  • Posted by Tartanwonder May 05, 2020 at 23:11

    Good thinking people. It is walking with a stick in fresh air - well usually I'm swiping at fresh air... This sport involves plenty of distancing and could be great for people's health. The clubhouse might need to be closed for now though or offer click and collect golf balls and shandy.
  • Posted by Imfifer May 06, 2020 at 00:21

    I agree golf had all the bases cover prior to lockdown let’s get them open !
  • Posted by Ian68 May 06, 2020 at 08:35

    Agree that Golf can safely open with many physical and mental health benefits. My club had no flags or rakes in place prior to lockdown, while holes were sitting proud so was no need even to touch the hole. Socially distancing very straight forward. Agree no clubhouse makes sense. Just tee off and stay safe.
  • Posted by davejura May 06, 2020 at 11:29

    Totally agree with this. No reason why not, if all the above rules are followed.
Log in or register to add comments and rate ideas