Global Edition

Keep Golf Open

3.37pm 18th March 2020 - Coronavirus NewsManagement Topics

We are carrying this report on behalf of the UK Golf Federation

Due to the global impact of COVID-19, a petition has been created to unite Golf Clubs in the UK and act as a catalyst in helping members, golfers, golf club employees, managers and all those in our industry share our message to the government to #KeepGolfOpen.

However, we cannot do this alone, we need your help! This will need to be a nationwide effort from all golf associations, businesses, press, courses and golfers. It will require all of our effort and care. We want to update you with our plans and how we aim to not only survive but thrive in this situation, and also provide some value to ensure your safety.

Our partners, Albatross Digital, have created a variety of content and copy to share out to your databases and all channels you wish to choose, in order to share the petition with as many people as possible.

Keep reading and watch any guides you need to in order to share across every platform you have available. 

Content

How to download the content 

How to share on Instagram

How to share on Facebook

How to share on LinkedIn 

How to share on Twitter

How to share by email

#KeepGolfOpen Content

HERE is a shared dropbox folder of content you may wish to share and repurpose along the theme of #KeepGolfOpen

These images and videos are a sign of unity for all those in the industry and using these posts will aid in getting the message as far and as wide as possible.

In the folder you will find:

Social Media Copy

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn:

Long copy

In this hour of need, the golf industry will be looking to its leaders to help them navigate through these unknown times. 

Just short of 2 million people play golf each week, many are under 70 years old! The loss of their recreational activity, social discussions and time spent with friends and partners walking in fresh air could have serious unnecessary long-term effects on the health, physical and mental wellbeing of these golfers.

Together, we have the ability to create a viral petition that can reach these 2 million golfers through every channel possible and get our message across to the government to #KeepGolfOpen.

Sign and share the petition here:

Twitter and Short Copy:

It is more critical than ever that we rise as a collective and face the challenges ahead within our golfing industry. Support this petition today to share the message to the government to #KeepGolfOpen. Sign and share the petition here:

Email Copy

Feel free to use this as a guide or template to send emails out to your members to grow awareness.

*** START ***

Subject: #KeepGolfOpen

Main copy:

Attention all golfers…

In spite of the uncertainty and fear around the unprecedented COVID-19, a petition has been initiated in order to #KeepGolfOpen and to raise awareness to our government that now is not the time to close our courses in the United Kingdom. 

We believe golf is one of the safest places in our current environment as it requires no person to person contact. You have the ability to change in the car park, there is no reason to take the flag out these days and likely you can always remain two metres apart from your playing partners. 

We hope this petition will be the catalyst in helping members, golfers, golf club employees, managers, and all those in our industry share our message to the government and the country to #KeepGolfOpen and emerge stronger.

We cannot do this alone, which is why we need your help!

A nationwide effort is required for all golfers to share this petition with everyone who loves this great game. 

We are at such a critical and pivotal time and we need your support and care more than ever.

We want to update you with our plans and how we aim to not only survive but thrive in this situation, and also provide some value to ensure your safety.

To sign the petition, please click HERE!

Please act urgently and share the petition by forwarding with your friends, family and fellow golfers so we can #KeepGolfOpen!

Doug Poole – CEO – UK Golf Federation

Phone: 07711665247

Email: doug.pooleukgf@gmail.com

In related news...