Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs backs decision to allow the sport to resume

Clarification sought about opening of club shops and driving ranges

Kenwick Park GC.

The Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs has backed the decision to allow the sport to return.

This week it was announced that golf would be able to be played once again tomorrow (Wednesday).A statement read: "The Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs fully support decisions made by the Governing body of Golf, England Golf and those laid down by the UK Government on the return to golf during these concerning times.

"The 46 Golf Clubs in Lincolnshire and those throughout England have been given clarification on outdoor recreation and rules on social distancing.

"These will come into effect now golf can be played from Wednesday (May 13) and, in particular, the configuration of groupings on a golf course.

"Under new government rules released on May 11, the following groupings will be permitted upon resumption of play: Individuals playing golf on their own; Two-balls comprising of individuals from different households; At the discretion of the golf club, members of the same household playing in two, three or four-balls.

"Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times."

The statement added that further clarification is being sought from the Government relating to the opening of golf clubs' professional shops and driving ranges as well as the carrying out of club fitting and coaching sessions.

It added: "All Lincolnshire Golf Clubs have received a “Play Safe Stay Safe” document that gives comprehensive details on communication, volunteers, business support, preparing the facility and playing the game.

"All to help for preparing the golf course and putting the correct measures in place for social distancing by ensuring there is high focus on hygiene and physical distancing."