Golf courses re-open in Wales, Greenkeepers ask for patience as courses are restored

13-Mar-2021

Golf courses finally re-open in Wales, Greenkeepers call for patience during restoration


From Golf Magic:

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and the Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA) have welcomed today’s announcement regarding the reopening of golf courses in Wales following an easing of restrictions, explaining that it's heartening the Welsh Parliament has recognised the incredible role golf can play in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle in a COVID-safe manner.

However, BIGGA has also made it clear for golfers in Wales to give some consideration for clubs and greenkeepers following the relative short notice with which to reopen courses.

"As welcoming as the relaxing of restrictions are, the incredibly short notice of just one day presents a significant challenge for the golf facilities of Wales to achieve readiness," reads a statement from BIGGA this afternoon.

"There are many logistical challenges to opening a facility at short notice and a number of facilities will be part-way through significant on or off course projects that may take time to complete.

"Golfers will no doubt be eager to head back out on the course as soon as they can get an available tee time and we look forward to golf clubs becoming thriving hubs of activity once again as people enjoy the many benefits that golf can bring.

"However, on behalf of our members, both BIGGA and the GCMA ask for consideration from golfers and an understanding that courses may not be able to open immediately and, when they do, they may not be prepared to the usual standards golfers have come to expect.  Full article here


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