I agree that with the R number still close to 1 it is a risk but surely easier for four people to socially distance on a wide open course than getting six people to meet in a small terraced garden somewhere and maintain 2m. If it means more people get a chance to go out and play then it has to be a bonus
If there is to be a gradual release of the restrictions it would make sense to go to 3 balls initially rather than straight to what is effectively normal golf.
Pace of play should still be decent if the teeing off gaps are maintained
It’s up to 6 people in an open space or private garden, no mention of only 2 households. The only reference he made to different households was to avoid meeting people from different households in quick succession. By that, I guess he means going from one 6 person gathering to another, then another and another etc etc.