Social Distancing

Social distancing can easily be applied in Golf by playing on your own or with a family member at any point.

What is the difference between standing outside Asda or B&Q to playing Golf and keeping away from playing partners?

Clubhouse will remain closed and tee off tunes 10 minutes apart at private clubs with members only initially.

It’s a no brainer👍⛳️

Why the contribution is important

Mental Health of individual people will vastly improve.

by Markstanton on May 06, 2020 at 04:31PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.2
Based on: 28 votes


  • Posted by Portert May 06, 2020 at 16:48

    Don’t play golf but makes sense
  • Posted by Movingforward May 06, 2020 at 16:49

    I don’t play golf but I agree that too many activities have been stopped which can be done safely and golf is an example.
  • Posted by Almorrr May 06, 2020 at 16:50

    Golf can be teed off every five minutes
  • Posted by MsW May 06, 2020 at 16:51

    It would be helpful to be aware of the scientific evidence behind social distancing, and where the 2 metre rule comes from.
  • Posted by porredinburgh May 06, 2020 at 16:53

    Outdoor activities seems a sensible approach - Golf and outdoor tennis courts could be the first to re-open. Edinburgh have scoped re-opening options to adhere to social distancing, so this is do-able for public golf courses and courts.
  • Posted by GWalk50 May 06, 2020 at 17:02

    Agree golf courses should open soon. It is possible to socially distance on the course and great for health and well-being
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 06, 2020 at 17:26

    Not a golfer, but anything that can be done safely outside should be allowed. It's mentally stimulating, exercise, fresh air. And relaxing I'm told!
  • Posted by kdubya2307 May 06, 2020 at 17:40

    I agree golf courses and other outdoor activities including go fishing could be allowed to recommence. It would also need some responsibility on clubs etc to ensure social distancing but certainly many people golf and fish alone.
  • Posted by chare94 May 06, 2020 at 17:46

    Gold courses are currently an open space that provide further outdoor space with adequate social distancing to dog walkers and the general public, with golfers on the green this would be dangerous. Although it makes sense that golfers should be allowed to play golf, given the number of non-golfers currently using this space, more people would be disappointed in this move than would appreciate it.
  • Posted by JRob999 May 06, 2020 at 17:47

    Surely the point of stopping these activities is to limit points of common contact. If you take golf as an example you might physically separate your self from other players but what about items of common equipment such as the pins which are a possible points of cross contamination. You would need to ensure continual cleaning.
  • Posted by CatK22 May 06, 2020 at 17:49

    I would say this is a good candidate. Except that normally people would drive to the courses, so you would have to make it clear if that was now acceptable or still not. (If it is made acceptable, we would have to accept a large volume of travel for a wide range of purposes, which I think would be undesirable.)
  • Posted by ElaineRietveld May 06, 2020 at 17:55

    This would make my 'older' step-dad very happy!
  • Posted by Lynndilou May 06, 2020 at 18:10

    Although I can see the argument for activities such as golf and tennis, I think individuals who okay other sports would find this unfair and maybe try to break restrictions
  • Posted by HoodedClaw May 06, 2020 at 18:10

    I agree in principle but dear that the minute one group are allowed to do something it'll be the same argument from others or there will be a false sense of security.
  • Posted by Kmcscott May 06, 2020 at 18:43

    Golfing and fishing should be allowed and many other outdoor sports as long as social distancing is in place. We are adults after all and can make an informed decision on whether to accept any small risk involved. I think some people do need it explained clearly as to how far u can travel to do these activities and be clear on That it’s just travel to and from so it’s understood.
  • Posted by NicholaHepburn May 06, 2020 at 20:49

  • Posted by Ladybug May 06, 2020 at 20:57

    Outside activities that can support social distancing are needed to support mental and physical health. Activities could include golf, walking clubs, fishing to name a few. There needs to be guidance on how far we can travel though as some will see this as open door to travel wherever. I would suggest a 20 mile locus thus people in more built up areas could access
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