From Monday, November 9, golf in Wales will return to the ‘new normal’ on the course following the Welsh Government Firebreak.
In a statement Richard Dixon, Chief Executive – Wales Golf (Prif Weithredwr – Golff Cymru) told GBN, “From Monday, November 9, golf in Wales will return to the ‘new normal’ on the course following the Welsh Government Firebreak.
“Up to 30 people can take part in an organised activity outdoors. This means that a four ball from different households can once again resume in Wales.
“Local lockdowns will also end at that time, meaning club members can travel to play at their home clubs even if that club is outside their local area.
“The R&A COVID-19 Rules of Golf, which were introduced earlier this year will continue to apply.
“Welsh golf clubhouses, professional shops and restaurants, will be able to reopen. Whilst still complying in full with Welsh Government regulations. Further hospitality guidance is still to be released.
“Coaching and competitive club level competitions can also resume without gathering before or after the round.
“The Welsh Government has made it very clear that there will be no travel restrictions in Wales. However, people in England must not travel to Wales during their lockdown. These rules will, of course, also apply to golf.
“Wales Golf will continue to work closely with the Welsh Government, The All Parliamentary Golf Group, Sport Wales, the Welsh Sport’s Association (WSA) and our collaborative work with the outdoor sports group pushing the interests of golfers in Wales.
“This will ensure the Welsh Government are aware of essential Physical & Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Economic benefits of our sport.
“This is a case we will continue to push as forcefully as we can, but ultimately the Welsh Government make the final decisions. The safety of our members, golf club staff and the general public will always be our number one priority
“Wales Golf would once again, like to thank clubs and golfers in this difficult time for their excellent work is helping to keep our sport, golfers and communities safe. By continuing this effort, we will all put golf in a strong position to remain open in the future.”
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