Walkers urged to stay safe as golf resumes

Golfers will return tommorrow to reclaim their courses for the first time in months.
Golf will return to Leven from tomorrow.Golf will return to Leven from tomorrow.
Golf will return to Leven from tomorrow.

A lifting of restrictions means that golf, and other sports, have been given the green light to allow play to resume, subject to social distancing guidelines.

While golfers have been locked out of their courses, the fairways have remained busy, though, with the general public using the sprawling spaces for their exercise.

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And it’s those people who are being urged to stay alert if continuing to use the facilities.

Leven Links’ Alan Lee said walkers remained welcome on courses if continuing to respect them, but added that anyone doing so needed now needs to remember that golf is back in play.

Mr Lee said: “The Links lying idle while golfers were on lockdown was a great open space. And we would like to thank those who did respect the course while doing their daily exercise.

“From Friday 29th May when the Scottish Government allows golfing to resume this will not be the case.

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“We would encourage the public to abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

“Responsible behaviour by the public can greatly help to minimise risks to safety.

“Follow the designated paths around the course.

“Keep your dog on a short lead.

“Only exercise access rights to cross over a golf course and in doing so,

“Please keep off our greens.

“Give way to golfers, they may not always see you - or you may not always see them.

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Be aware fertilisers and pesticides may be used, the duration of any hazard depends on the material used but should not normally extend more than a few days.

“Leven has a great golf course and a great walk along the beach and through Silverburn park.

“Enjoy the outdoors, respect each other and be safe.”