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Local golf clubs could open next week

Created on 12/05/2020 @ 16:58
Local golf courses like including Newtown's St Giles have been given the green light to reopen from Monday, but Wales Golf is advising them not to rush into a decision.

In an update issued today, the sport’s governing body in Wales said that “following recent Welsh Government announcements and the revision of certain Covid-19 related restrictions golf clubs are permitted to open if they so wish”.

But the statement goes on to say that “it is entirely at each golf club’s discretion as to whether they choose to open and if so when they choose to do so”.

“We would advise that clubs that do wish to re-open do not do so immediately so as to ensure they have sufficient protocols in place to adhere to these guidelines, which we will be on hand to assist with.

“This would allow for a managed and co-ordinated reintroduction of golf across Wales from next Monday (May 18) at the earliest.”

The announcement follows confusion in the aftermath of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s update to ease English restrictions, including permission to play golf with just one person that is not from your household from tomorrow.

It left Llanymynech Golf Club in the lurch on the border with many of its holes located in Wales.