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Golf_Mad

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Just wondering what measures your course is taking for the relaunch of golf?

Our course is 9 holes only (front or back)
1 booking per day
maximum 2 balls
no rakes, no bins, no ballwashers
Practice areas only open to those next to tee off so you have 10 mins to warm up
10 mins intervals between tee times
 

KenL

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For no justifiable reason the "leader" of Scotland and her hench (wo)men are not yet willing to allow the people to play the very dangerous game of golf.

Walking along a public path that is absolutely packed with people who have no idea how to social distance or couldn't give a you know what because they are chavs is fine.

My mate tells me that our practice area that is closed had a full on football kick about with 6 people yesterday.

#nothappy.
 

IanM

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Anything Welsh and Scottish is closed until the First Ministers realise that their credibility is suffering / realise being outdoors is as safe as queuing in one of the retail premises that they allowed to open!! (delete as approp depending on how you voted in the last election!)
 
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Just wondering what measures your course is taking for the relaunch of golf?

Our course is 9 holes only (front or back)
1 booking per day
maximum 2 balls
no rakes, no bins, no ballwashers
Practice areas only open to those next to tee off so you have 10 mins to warm up
10 mins intervals between tee times
Ours is pretty much the same. We have two lots of ten holes. You can only have your name on the BRS once so you can't book another round until you have finished the one you have. BRS has tee times from 7:30 until 20:30
 

JamesR

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We have most of the measures you mention. Plus separate entrance and exit to & from the course, so those starting and finishing don’t meet.
 

Swingalot

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Just wondering what measures your course is taking for the relaunch of golf?

Our course is 9 holes only (front or back)
1 booking per day
maximum 2 balls
no rakes, no bins, no ballwashers
Practice areas only open to those next to tee off so you have 10 mins to warm up
10 mins intervals between tee times
Same, except 18 holes after 3.30 and max 3 rounds per week per member.
 

Jacko_G

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For no justifiable reason the "leader" of Scotland and her hench (wo)men are not yet willing to allow the people to play the very dangerous game of golf.

Walking along a public path that is absolutely packed with people who have no idea how to social distance or couldn't give a you know what because they are chavs is fine.

My mate tells me that our practice area that is closed had a full on football kick about with 6 people yesterday.

#nothappy.
I think you will find that there is a very clear and justifiable reason as to Scotlands stance.
 
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Generally all the England Golf guidelines/protocols which presumably everyone is adopting (?) but in particular
18 holes in 1 or 2 balls
Must be booked in advance (which is new for us - never had that before. And there'll be an almighty row in due course that the requirement is removed. Guaranteed)
Online booking - which we've also never had before.
One starting point only - the 1st (we normally have three)
Starters, and course marshalls, which are a new thing.
The only facilities open are the toilets - rest of clubhouse remains closed.
 

KenL

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Jacko_G

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I disagree. Golf is safe, going to B&Q isn't.
Golf is important for many people's health and mental well-being, not sure the same could be said for B&Q.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/airline-packed-scots-travellers-like-22009494

Then I read that this was allowed, a full flight from Edi to Amsterdam!
You're not being asked what you believe is safe and what isn't. Walking is also good for mental health.

For someone who works in education your response is very child like. I appreciate you may not wish to go to any store to purchase supplies and items however they are open to benefit the nation, perhaps painting a shed in the fresh air is also good for stimulation and mental health of some people?
 

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Just wondering what measures your course is taking for the relaunch of golf?

Our course is 9 holes only (front or back)
1 booking per day
maximum 2 balls
no rakes, no bins, no ballwashers
Practice areas only open to those next to tee off so you have 10 mins to warm up
10 mins intervals between tee times
Same, except 18 holes is on the menu, leave once the round is completed and god horror we are being encouraged to change in the car park!:eek:
 

jamiet7682

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We have recieved a plan from our club once government allows play. Limited to 2 ball, 10 minute intervals and limited to 9 holes. Seems sensible.
 

HomerJSimpson

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We have recieved a plan from our club once government allows play. Limited to 2 ball, 10 minute intervals and limited to 9 holes. Seems sensible.
Think thats the EGU guidance so most clubs are following. We have two loops of nine so you can book 9 holes on either front or back 9 depending on your preference but only allowed one nine per day so can't book say 8.00am on front nine and a 10.00 time to go off the back
 
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