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Golf is back! Courses in England can reopen from December 2
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Online tee sheets are filling up fast at golf clubs all over England following the government’s announcement that golf courses in England can re-open from December 2.

The announcement paves the way for golf to return at all COVID-19 alert levels within the ‘Rule of Six’, permitting fourball play without restriction on the number of households.
Coaching, club fitting and driving ranges will also be allowed to open, as will indoor hospitality facilities in tiers one and two, while those in tier three will only be allowed to offer a takeaway service.Speaking after the Prime Minister’s announcement, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf’s Chairman, North Warwickshire MP, Craig Tracey said: “I am sure all involved in golf in England welcome the sport’s return and the industry has yet again pulled together to form a coherent message to Government articulating why it was safe to do so. s was seen both before and during this lockdown, golf is a sport that can be played safely and the industry adapted quickly to manage the restrictions imposed previously.

He added: “Golf now has operational experience and established COVID secure practices, including rule changes and other mitigation measures that meet the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ directive. It is therefore ideally placed to welcome people back when lockdown ends in all the home nations. Combining the undeniable benefits that golf offers to a significant proportion of the country, and the steps taken that ensure golf is a sport that can be played safely, the golf industry looks forward to welcoming players back and is confident it can meet future restrictions.”

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