We understand from England Golf’s CEO Jeremy Tomlinson that England Golf intends to respectfully challenge the government’s rationale for closing golf courses. They will do so utilising all in their network – MPs, colleagues, media and friends.
As we all know, golf is a healthy pursuit which naturally lends itself to social distancing and is played in a Covid secure manner in the open air. England Golf’s ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ guidance was endorsed by government, adopted by golf clubs and is ingrained in the minds of all golfers. With safe and responsible exercising being encouraged by government during the second period of national lockdown, it seems incongruous to call for golf courses to now close.
Watch this space and the England Golf website for further news in the coming weeks.