England Golf has confirmed that from June 1, three and fourballs will be permitted on the golf course once again.
The news followed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest speech where he said that you could now socialise (from a distance) with up to six people.
After Johnson's recent COVID-19 update, England Golf tweeted: Following the Prime Minister’s update relating to the adjustment of lockdown from Monday 1 June, we will seek to confirm the status of three and fourball play by morning.
That news has now been confirmed and as of next week you will be able to play in groups of four with people from outside of your household.
England Golf is today pleased to confirm that threeball and fourball play can re-commence from Monday 1 June.— England Golf (@EnglandGolf) May 29, 2020
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England Golf statement
THE latest UK government adjustment of lockdown conditions now permits golf clubs in England to re-introduce the fourball format from Monday 1 June.
As part of a phased return to play, up to four golfers from four separate households may now play together in one single group from the above date.
For coaching in England, the impact of these changes remains unclear. The PGA are working in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf to seek confirmation. Further guidance will be communicated once clarity can be provided.
Please note it is essential that golfers continue to strictly observe social distancing and safety regulations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All other industry guidelines pertaining to the playing of the game remain unchanged from those issued ahead golf’s phase one return on 13 May.
While COVID-19 remains a live threat in our communities, we would ask everyone involved in the game to act responsibly, show respect and protect the wellbeing of golfers, staff and volunteers.