SPOTTED: Threeball plays at Scottish golf club despite lockdown!

Three people spotted playing golf despite the coronavirus lockdown...

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 8 Apr 2020

(picture: Scott Taylor)

A threeball has been spotted playing golf at Barshaw Golf Club in Scotland despite the course being closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, according to a report in The Gazette

Golf courses up and down the land have shut their doors in a bid to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, but it seems like some people still aren't getting the message to 'stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.'

Images were shared with The Gazette from a reader who spotted three people playing golf without a care in the world. 


Image: The Gazette

According to the report, bosses at at Renfrewshire Leisure, who run Barshaw Golf Club, are fuming with those people going against government orders in a time of crisis. 

Reports claim this sighting is not the only one of golfers heading out to play on the course either. 

"Patently this is a breach of the current coronavirus restrictions and we would urge everyone to abide by what we are being told by the Government to protect the NHS and save lives," said a spokesperson.

"Barshaw Golf Course is closed along with all other facilities operated by Renfrewshire Leisure during the current health crisis and no one should be going on to the course to play golf."


Golf courses remain closed to the general public, but an MP yesterday urged the government to reopen courses for public use so that people can get exercise while promoting social distancing. 

"If we can use conference centres as pop-up hospitals and hotels to accommodate NHS staff, then surely we can use golf courses to give people somewhere to get fresh air and exercise while keeping a safe distance from others, " said Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas.

"In Brighton and Hove, we are lucky to have public golf courses like at Hollingbury Park, where the public can already walk and the Dyke club also has some public access, which I welcome.  We also have the Downs.

"The initiative which I’m supporting is a national one, not one specific to our city, with a particular focus on areas where parks may either be closed or non-existent, and where golf courses provide one of the few areas of green space that people can easily access." 



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