Green light for fourball return

From Friday golfers will be able to play in fourballs with no restrictions on the number of households taking part.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 5:42 pm
Scottish Golf CEO Karin Sharp

However, this new guidance, announced this week by Scottish Golf, only applies to members who live within a club’s local authority area and is for courses with a designated Covid-19 officer.

Those without an officer, or where members are crossing a local authority boundary to play, can remain open for play with a maximum of four players from two households.

Scottish Golf has this week been in discussion with sportscotland and the Scottish Government following on from the first minister’s latest update on the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions.

“Scottish Golf welcomes the news that we are continuing to progress through the road map out of lockdown,” said the St Andrews based organisation.

"Within an hour of the first minister’s update, Scottish Golf submitted updated guidance to our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government.

"As has been the case throughout the pandemic, this final check can take some time as further details are considered and legislation published.

"These checks remain ongoing and must be complete before we can share a full updated version of our guidance to affiliated golf clubs for implementation across the country. However, we do appreciate that clubs require time to make operational changes ahead of any changes coming into place so we have provided this update until such time as we are given the green light to publish a full updated guidance grid.