Covid 19 Scottish Golf Update 4/1/21

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The Scottish Golf have released an update tonight with the following Guidance.

As we turn the corner on an extremely difficult 2020, starting 2021 with additional restrictions and further uncertainty is not how anyone wanted to begin the new year. 
Following today’s announcement from the First Minister and with an understanding that our affiliated clubs will need to make some adjustments to their business operations, we wanted to provide all clubs with the information we have available to us at present. 

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, we have worked alongside both sportscotland and The Scottish Government to demonstrate that golf is a sport that can be played outdoors with physical distancing and increased safety measures in place. We are pleased that this continues to be recognised and from 00.01 on Tuesday 5th January: 

  • Golf courses can remain open for play with a maximum of two players from up to two households 
  • Golfers must stay close to home, travel only for essential purposes and in line with the new legislation 

We are continuing to seek further clarification on a number of the wider aspects for sport from our partners at sportscotland and Scottish Government and as soon as we have sufficient detail with which to work, our more detailed guidance will be updated. We currently envisage being in a position to provide a more in-depth update for all affiliated clubs within the next 24 hours. 
Scottish Golf asks that all golf clubs and golfers adhere to the new guidance with the same spirit and integrity that has been shown throughout the last year to ensure we can all continue to benefit from playing golf through this new period of restrictions. 

The booking sheet has been adjusted to 2 balls only from Monday. Usual rules apply (first name down owns the time) do not join anyone you don't know!

The likelyhood is the golf course will still remain closed for a number of days, due to the snow cover! A further update will be posted once we have been fully updated from the governing body.

Please stay safe during these difficiult times.