Golf set to resume as part of phased restriction lifting

Scottish Golf has welcomed the announcement this afternoon that courses will soon re-open as part of a phased lifting of lockdown.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st May 2020, 2:04 pm
Golf clubs can now begin to plan for their re-opening. Pic by John Stewart.

The exact date for resumption has yet to be confirmed, but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Thursday that the sport would be included in a phase one of a four phase restriction easing.

Phase one includes plans for some outdoor activities, including golf, to resume within days of May 28.

Scottish Golf, the governing body for the sport in the country, said: “Following positive discussions with the Scottish Government, sportscotland and the governing bodies for tennis and bowls, Scottish Golf welcomes today’s news that our golfing community will benefit from the Scottish Government’s revised guidance for exercise.

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“Guidance documents containing detail on preparing facilities for the return of golf will be issued to all affiliated clubs as soon as practically possible. This will take into account details from the road map published by the Scottish Government today.”

Fishing, tennis and bowls are also included in the early phase along with golf.

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