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Can golf be played safely during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Can golf be played safely during the Covid-19 pandemic? 18

🕔12:19, 29.Jan 2021

New research has found that the ‘level of [Covid-19] transmission from playing golf is likely to be extremely low’ and has led to calls that an expert in physical activity joins the UK’s SAGE advisory group.

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Police arrive at golf club as it is asked to close due to Covid-19

Police arrive at golf club as it is asked to close due to Covid-19 3

🕔21:44, 3.Jan 2021

A golf club that has holes in Tier 3 in England, where golf is allowed, and in Wales, where amateur golf is currently forbidden, has been asked to close.

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Golf events are being cancelled again due to Covid-19

Golf events are being cancelled again due to Covid-19 2

🕔06:59, 22.Sep 2020

UK and Ireland golf events are being cancelled or postponed because of coronavirus for the first time in months.

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’20 members of golf group test positive for Covid-19′

’20 members of golf group test positive for Covid-19′ 1

🕔10:17, 21.Sep 2020

Up to 20 members of an Irish golf group have tested positive for coronavirus following a domestic golf trip, according to reports.

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At least three more clubhouses close for Covid-19 deep cleans

At least three more clubhouses close for Covid-19 deep cleans 3

🕔06:49, 25.Aug 2020

At least three UK golf clubs have closed their clubhouses for periods of up to 72 hours in the last few days, after members who had been in them either tested positive for Covid-19 or had failed to self-isolate when they were meant to.

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Another UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Another UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19 2

🕔07:05, 7.Aug 2020

One UK golf club has officially closed down and another has not opened since March, as the Covid-19 golf venue toll has now hit three to five facilities.

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Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19

Third English golf club may close due to Covid-19 1

🕔07:19, 27.Jul 2020

A historic Nottinghamshire golf club could become the third venue in England since the start of the pandemic to close down due to Covid-19.

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Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19

Berkshire venue stops being a membership golf club due to Covid-19 7

🕔06:59, 15.Jul 2020

A golf club in Berkshire has been so badly hit by Covid-19 that it cannot afford to have members anymore – and will become a pay-and-play venue instead.

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Second UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Second UK golf club closes down amid Covid-19 0

🕔06:49, 14.Jul 2020

One month after Magnolia Park Hotel and Golf Club in Buckinghamshire closed down, a second UK golf club since golf courses reopened – this time in the Midlands – has gone into liquidation.

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Buckinghamshire golf club closes down amid Covid-19

Buckinghamshire golf club closes down amid Covid-19 2

🕔13:19, 5.Jun 2020

A golf club in Buckinghamshire is believed to be the first in the UK to announce it is closing down since the coronavirus pandemic started.

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England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions

England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions 1

🕔06:43, 28.May 2020

England Golf will be using the Tacit Lifter with the Covid-19 Clip on its flags for elite competitions and championships later this year, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Four golf clubs have now closed down permanently due to Covid-19

Four golf clubs have now closed down permanently due to Covid-19 1

🕔10:40, 4.May 2020

Three golf clubs in Ireland will not be reopening when the rest of the country’s courses return to action on May 18.

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‘Covid-19 Clip’ introduced so golfers don’t touch the flag

‘Covid-19 Clip’ introduced so golfers don’t touch the flag 4 Updated

🕔07:35, 23.Apr 2020

A UK company has developed what it is calling a ‘Covid-19 Clip’ so that golfers do not need to touch the flag when the lockdown period ends and playing the game can resume.

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Covid-19 survey of golf clubs to be presented to government; Concern over golf clubs grants; A leisure trust launches an appeal for donations

Covid-19 survey of golf clubs to be presented to government; Concern over golf clubs grants; A leisure trust launches an appeal for donations 0

🕔09:40, 22.Apr 2020

An economic survey of golf clubs in Northern Ireland, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, will be presented to both the governments on the island of Ireland to ensure that the industry can bounce back when lockdown measures have eased.

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Golf courses are now reopening even in the world’s worst-hit Covid-19 areas

Golf courses are now reopening even in the world’s worst-hit Covid-19 areas 20

🕔10:18, 20.Apr 2020

In South Korea, which has had a relatively low death toll, a professional golf tournament will go ahead next month; in New York, the worst-hit area in the world, golf courses reopened this weekend.

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Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest

Club given immediate COVID-19 lifeline of £25,000 as more is being made available; Club gives free membership to NHS staff; Footballer ‘to pay golf club’s staff wages’; COVID-19 latest 12

🕔16:29, 7.Apr 2020

A golf club has already received £25,000 of coronavirus funding from the Scottish government – money that has ‘secured its future’.

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From the Irish golf club that ‘won’t reopen’ to the boom in golf in Singapore, a look at golf and COVID-19 around the world

From the Irish golf club that ‘won’t reopen’ to the boom in golf in Singapore, a look at golf and COVID-19 around the world 3

🕔12:51, 2.Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has not just had a huge impact on the UK golf industry, but arguably every golf industry around the world – both for better and for worse.

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Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19

Here’s some amazing stories emanating from golf clubs during COVID-19 2

🕔14:23, 29.Mar 2020

From a golf club that’s inspiring the industry to raise money for the NHS to ones that have been distributing food, the coronavirus has brought out the best in many golf clubs.

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COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates

COVID-19 helplines launched for golf clubs and PGA members; Club asks members to keep paying subs; LET revises 2020 tournament dates 5

🕔11:36, 28.Mar 2020

The PGA has launched a ‘COVID-19 Helpline’ to support its members and golf clubs through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update

Scottish golf clubs eligible for £25k grant; Some Irish clubs have remained open; Members urged to keep paying their subscriptions; COVID-19 update 4

🕔13:02, 26.Mar 2020

Scottish golf clubs that have been forced into temporary closure by the coronavirus crisis are eligible for a one-off Scottish government grant of £25,000.

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Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest

Some golf courses were very busy this weekend, Some pro shops have closed; Quotes from golf club managers; COVID-19 latest 3

🕔15:40, 23.Mar 2020

Some pro shops at golf clubs closed down this weekend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Golf club offers all its beds to the NHS; Contingency plans for the Open; The war on COVID-19 update

Golf club offers all its beds to the NHS; Contingency plans for the Open; The war on COVID-19 update 2

🕔11:40, 20.Mar 2020

An English golf and country club has offered all 30 of its bedrooms to the NHS until the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

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Participation surge has led to some Edinburgh clubs fearing for their futures

Participation surge has led to some Edinburgh clubs fearing for their futures 1

🕔06:59, 16.Jun 2021

The surge in participation in golf has, paradoxically, led to some golf clubs in Edinburgh fearing they may close down, due to the tee time booking changes it has led to.

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Indoor ‘Rule of Six’ to continue for English golf clubs until July

Indoor ‘Rule of Six’ to continue for English golf clubs until July 1

🕔10:18, 15.Jun 2021

The All-Party Parliamentary Group For Golf (APPGG) has confirmed that current Covid guidance for golf clubs in England will remain until July 19.

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Hitachi announce £60 million profit

Hitachi announce £60 million profit 0

🕔10:20, 10.Jun 2021

Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, one of the UK’s leading retail point of sale providers, has announced profits of £60.2m and a growth in market share, illustrating resilience despite volatility in the lending landscape in the last year. 

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Golf course that closed in April 2020 is now set to reopen

Golf course that closed in April 2020 is now set to reopen 0

🕔07:42, 8.Jun 2021

A Scottish golf club that controversially closed down just before the surge in golf participation that has been driven by the pandemic started, and has since become run-down, is set to reopen.

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Saved! Golf course finally reopens after March 2020 lockdown

Saved! Golf course finally reopens after March 2020 lockdown 1

🕔15:30, 1.Jun 2021

A golf course that users feared had permanently shut because it remained closed from March 2020 to May 2021, has finally reopened.

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