Yesterday the British government gave clarification on outdoor recreation and rules on social distancing in England:
- 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.
The new rule also says social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times. These rules are valid from 13 May.
At the same time, in the US, 91% of golf courses are open. The National Golf Foundation predicts that from this Sunday 95% of the American golf clubs will be open.
In my interviews and guest articles, we could read that leading golf clubs pay attention to effective communication (e.g. The Els Club, Dubai) and safety measures.
Safety measures – Prince’s Golf Club – example
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