Golfers FUMING that golf courses will not open until end of March

It's been confirmed that golf courses will reopen on March 29 and golfers have had their say on social media.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Golfers FUMING that golf courses will not open until end of March

Golfers have had their say on social media after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a four-step roadmap out of lockdown that will see golf courses reopened on March 29.

Part of the first step as of March 29 will see larger groups able to meet outside, up to a maximum of six people or two households.


Golf courses will reopen, as will other outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts and basketball court, while organised adults and children's sport, including grassroots football, will also restart.

England Golf released a statement saying they were "extremely disappointed" with the news that golf courses would have to wait until the end of March to reopen, given the amount of scientific evidence proving that gofl courses were a safe environment, with a minimal chance of spreading the virus.

"England Golf is extremely disappointed that the scientific evidence presented to government detailing how the sport can be played in a Covid-secure manner has not resulted in a return to play date earlier than 29 March," read a statement by England Golf.

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"We will now examine the details of the government’s roadmap before making further comment and working with our community of clubs, counties and golfers to prepare for the game’s safe return."

This view has been shared by thousands of golfers, who although are pleased to hear that golf will finally be returning, have been left frustrated that they are forced to wait another month, given that as of March 8, two people are allowed to sit outside together.

"From 8th March, 2 people from different households can meet outside for a picnic or a coffee. So why is golf not opening until 29th March? Why not 2-balls from 8th March?" said one golf fan in response to a GolfMagic tweet about golf's return.

Check out some more of the reaction from Twitter below.

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