How does the easing of lockdown affect golf?

More golfers are enjoying life on the course following a recent further easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 1:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 1:24 pm
Golf courses are enjoying the most recent easing of lockdown measures

From last Friday, groups of up to four were able to meet and play again with no restrictions on the number of households.

Golfers can now also leave their own local authority area to play .

Crucially for north east Fife’s caddy population, professional caddy services have also now resumed, observing ongoing safety guidance.

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Scottish Golf says it’s delighted with the easing measures, saying it’s “welcome news” for the golfing community.

The St Andrews based governing body added: “We know many golf clubs and golfers have endured significant sacrifices during the recent lockdown, but we hope that the update will provide an opportunity for more people to get back out on the golf course and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that a round can provide.

"We thank you again for your understanding and, as the lighter nights and better weather return, we hope you enjoy being able to meet up with friends and family for a game.”

A further easing of restrictions has been confirmed for Monday and these will provide an even further boost to clubs.

Clubhouses can again open with inside service permitted until 8pm, although no alcohol can be consumed.

Outdoors, though, golfers will be able to again enjoy a beer after their round.

Pro shops can open and all coaching will be permitted.

You can keep up to date on all the latest Covid-19 updates relating to golf at scottishgolf.org